NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Attorney-General Gabriel Upton visited the exhibition and announced the extra funding for people with disabilities.
The funding will support people with disabilities in several ways, including:
In addition, the funding will support post-exhibition artist workshops at the Wairoa School, Bondi and the Stroke Clinic at the Royal Prince Albert Hospital.
“Sculpture by the Sea is an incredibly popular and much-loved part of Sydney’s events and arts calendar, and I would like to see it enjoyed by as many visitors as possible,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I hope this investment will encourage more people with disabilities to come along and enjoy this beautiful event, now in its 21st year, and give everyone a chance to get the very best experience possible.”
Mr Harwin said the funding was part of the government’s commitment to make arts and culture available to as many people as possible.
“The NSW Government is dedicated to making sure everyone can access the arts and this does exactly that,” he said.