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Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today announced more than $3.1 million in funding to develop a new arts and culture space in Young and a temporal museum developed by the CORRIDOR project through round one of the NSW Government’s new Regional Cultural Fund.

Mr Barilaro announced the grant in Young today where he also confirmed a further $50 million for a second round of the Regional Cultural Fund to boost arts and culture in regional NSW.

“Having grown up and raised a family in a regional area, I know our regional towns and cities have so much to offer in the arts and culture space and this $3.1 million investment in the Cootamundra electorate will make their arts and culture offering thrive,” Mr Barilaro said.

Mr Barilaro said a further $142,715 will allow for the development of MOVE –  Museum of Vast Exchange – developed by the CORRIDOR project located near Cowra. MOVE is a temporal museum based on a commercial building typology providing a hermetic environment to connect arts, site and communities. The concept for MOVE is born out of a recognition that there are severe restrictions and limitations for the display of gallery and museum based exhibitions outside of major institutions. The proposed MOVE space will not only provide access to a range of contemporary art experiences for regional areas, it also has the potential for diverse applications including international touring, destination art initiatives, exhibitions at cultural and music festivals, art fairs and international biennales.

"These inventive projects will give locals and visitors a fresh experience, boost tourism dollars, create jobs and act as a community focal point,” Mr Barilaro said.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke congratulated everyone involved in helping secure the funding win.

Project team: Dylan GowerCraig WalshPhoebe Cowdery