Carriageworks companies offered lifeline – Sydney Morning Herald

Six resident arts companies based at Carriageworks have shared in long-term funding from Create NSW totalling almost $5 million, as the multi-arts venue is poised to reopen its doors to the public.

Over the next four years, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance will receive $500,000 to bring diverse multicultural stories to the stage, Sydney Chamber Opera $600,000, Marrugeku $400,000, the dance company Force Majeure $600,000, Moogahlin Performing Arts $800,000 and Performance Space $1.8 million.

Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s performance of Pete the Sheep.

All companies had been left in limbo when Carriageworks collapsed on May 4, triggered by the pandemic shutdown. The arts venue at the historic Eveleigh rail yards emerged from voluntary administration last week after Sydney philanthropists supported a board-led restructure.

Five of the state’s leading youth theatres, hard hit by pandemic shutdowns, will also receive a much-needed lifeline to develop new works, and are among the 58 successful recipients to be announced Thursday.