NSW government has benchmarked $385,000 for 10 arts and cultural capital works projects

The NSW government will provide almost $385,000 to support 10 arts and cultural capital works projects across regional NSW, including initiatives in Inverell, Moree and Armidale.

The projects are being funded on a dollar-for-dollar basis with local organisations under the NSW government's Regional Capital program, which supports capital works projects and equipment used for arts and cultural purposes.

The Inverell Art Society has received $30,000 to install airconditioning and solar electricity at Inverell Art Gallery, improving the gallery's ability to house collections, run exhibitions and ensure long-term cost savings.

At Moree, the Cultural Art Foundation will use $27,500 for the upgrade of Moree Plains Art Gallery's airconditioning system and the addition of humidity control to help protect sensitive collection material, including significant Aboriginal heritage items and artworks.

Energy-efficient lights are the focus at New England Regional Art Museum, which has received $60,000.

Arts Minister Troy Grant said arts and cultural facilities were the lifeblood of many regional communities, providing opportunities for people to engage with a range of art forms and local history.

"This investment showcases our commitment to developing thriving local art scenes and ensuring people can experience cultural activities no matter where they live," he said.