ArtsHub: NAS gets $18M from NSW government

ArtsHub: NAS gets $18M from NSW government


In a late announcement on Friday, NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced that the National Art School (NAS) had received over $18 million, directed to upgrades and critical maintenance at the heritage-listed site.

The news comes in the wake of cuts that have peppered arts education institutions nationally this year.

CEO and Director Steven Alderton said: ‘This announcement is a fantastic and uplifting way to end this difficult year, and to celebrate the National Art School’s upcoming anniversaries.

‘Our historic Darlinghurst Gaol site is one of the most important in Sydney and this funding allows us to undertake crucial restoration and repair work, as well as expand our public engagement with the new museum and gallery and upgraded Cell Block Theatre,’ he said.

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