Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Ku-ring-gai to Benefit from Arts and Cultural Funding

Violin on Sheet Music

Audiences in Ku-ring-gai will benefit from record arts and cultural activity to be delivered across NSW, with Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Alister Henskens SC MP today announcing that Bach Akademie Australia Ltd will receive $50,000 in funding.

Bach Akademie Australia Ltd is one of 198 great projects sharing in $9,371,594 million through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2021/22 Arts & Cultural Funding Program on behalf of the NSW Government. The Bach Akademie Australia 2022 yearly program is built around four core concert series and will build audience reach, education and digital components while retaining a core commitment to world-class excellence, innovation and the contemporary relevance of Bach.

Mr Henskens welcomed the NSW Government’s investment for Ku-ring-gai which is set to benefit NSW audiences, artists and creatives.

“After another challenging year, I am thrilled the NSW Government is investing in Ku-ring-gai’s Bach Akademie Australia Ltd through the Arts and Cultural Funding Program,” Mr Henskens said. “The people of Ku-ring-gai are champing at the bit to return to experiencing and engaging with our local galleries, theatres and festivals. I can’t wait to see our community’s projects and programs come to life.”

Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin said “We know that 2021 was a difficult year and there is a strong sense of anticipation from audiences and the sector to come back even bigger and better in 2022. “The NSW Government is proud to be investing in a record 198 programs through this funding round which will create jobs for over 17,000 arts and cultural workers,” Mr Harwin said.

“Not only does it boost jobs and the economy, it will support audiences to be welcomed back to arts and cultural spaces, and we anticipate that over 10 million people will be entertained by the programming this funding will make possible.”

For further information on arts, screen and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit the Create NSW website at