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Located on the Cumberland Plain, on the western fringe of Sydney, Penrith covers an area of 407 square km. It features a highly attractive natural setting on the picturesque Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains. The land of the Mulgoa tribe of the Darug people, Penrith is now home to 170,000 people.
Cultural facilities in Penrith include the Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, as well as the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Complex which houses the Penrith Conservatorium of Music and the Q Theatre.
This progressive Council has its own Community and Cultural Development department providing support and advice to those who live, work or operate within the Penrith area.
The Council provides a comprehensive online list of community services in the Penrith and wider region at www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/index.asp?id=5854.
The Artist + Community Toolkit Workshop Series
These arts-specific workshops are open to all members of the community, from artists to community workers and anyone who has the passion to create collaborative projects with artists and communities. Previous topics have included being creative online, producing quality creative processes in communities, arts law, and funding fundamentals.
Magnetic Places grants
The Council's Neighbourhood Renewal Program manages this annual program which provides support to organisations and individuals who work in the arts, community, cultural and environmental sectors to develop activities and creative programs with local residents which highlight community strengths and build community capacity and connection. For more information contact the Cultural Development Officer Local on 02 4732 8098. Visit the Magnetic Places blog for more information about funded projects at magneticplaces.blogspot.com.
Community Development and Support Expenditure (CDSE) Scheme (clubs funding)
This scheme is a state-wide initiative that requires Clubs which earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue to provide funding for community projects. For more information contact the Community Projects Officer on 02 4732 7771.
Click here for more funding sources on the Community Builders website.