Audiences in the Cootamundra Electorate will benefit from record arts and cultural activity to be delivered across NSW, with Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announcing that The Cad Factory, The Wired Lab and Ngarru Miimi will receive $226,000 in funding.

The Cad Factory is one of 198 great organisations who provide amazing programs receiving a $90,000 share in the $9,371,594 million through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2021/22 Arts & Cultural Funding Program on behalf of the NSW Government.

This funding will assist in facilitating The Cad Factory’s 2022 artist led program which consists of new, immersive and experimental work guided by authentic exchange, ethical principles, people and place.

Successful recipients from the Cootamundra electorate in Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2021/22 Arts & Cultural Funding Program include:

RecipientProject TitleFunding Amount
Ms Lillardia Briggs-HoustonNgarru Miimi Couture Collection$36,000
The Cad FactoryThe Cad Factory 2022 Program$90,000
The Wired Lab LtdThe Wired Lab – 2022 Annual Program$100,000

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomed the NSW Government’s investment for the region which is set to benefit NSW audiences, artists and creatives.

“After another challenging year, I am thrilled the NSW Government is investing in the area through the Arts and Cultural Funding Program,” Ms Cooke said.

“People are chomping 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