The Arts Centre and the Wired Lab have received a significant share from the Regional Cultural Fund.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited on Thursday to hand over the extra funding which will help both organisations grow their capacity for creativity.
“It’s a very, very strong arts community and we love their work and they play such an integral role in this community,” Ms Cooke said.
“The Regional Cultural Fund is all about supporting projects – whether they be big or small – that will enhance the cultural richness and vibrancy of our regional communities.”
The Arts Centre Cootamundra (TACC) will use $60,000 to bring a business plan to life while the Wired Lab use $64,124 will bring a mobile outdoor cinema to the region to share its creative output.
“Our project is called TACC Fulcrum Project and it’s an investment in soft infrastructure, in the people who will empower this organisation to deliver more on behalf of the community,” Ms Magrath said.
Ms Magrath said the funding could mean locals may be able to see more films which are more up-to-date.
“We will be able to host more artists-in-residence which will enable more educational opportunities for local schools and exchanges between artists and locals,” she said.
Wired Lab’s artistic director Sarah Last said the organisation worked around the eastern Riverina and South West Slopes.
“So many of these communities want access to screen-based culture and a decent PA, which this funding will help provide and service across the region,” Ms Last said.
The outdoor cinema screen, which can be packed into a trailer, could be hired by communities, which would otherwise only have to access something similar from Sydney or Melbourne.