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New museum for Western Sydney

The NSW Government is committed to delivering a vibrant, interactive and iconic arts and cultural institution in Parramatta, to further grow and promote an accessible and diverse arts and cultural […]More

Published: 19 April 2017



Sydney Film Festival 2017 Program Preview  

Sydney Film Festival is returning in June. Below we explore some of the highlights of its preview program. Earlier this month the Festival dropped its first 25 films that include […]More

Published: 12 April 2017



2016 Country Art Support Program Success – The Sum of Us

Bringing together nine local collections in the Greater Hume region, The Sum of Us project oversaw artist residencies, professional development, an exhibition at the Albury LibraryMuseum, and an online exhibition […]More

Published: 12 April 2017



Anna Serner: delivering a 50/50 gender mandate to the Swedish productions and what Australia can do better

Keynote Address presented by the Ethics Centre and For Film’s Sake Film Festival As CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, Anna Serner implemented the groundbreaking, controversial, and arguably well overdue […]More

Published: 12 April 2017



Salote Tawale talks performance, photomedia and funding

Create NSW spoke with Fijian-born artist Salote Tawale who was awarded the inaugural NSW Visual Artist Mid-career/Established Fellowship. Salote, whose work uses performance, photomedia, drawing and installation, was presented the […]More

Published: 12 April 2017



Create NSW launches major funding program for ambitious arts and culture

Create NSW invites artists and arts and cultural organisations across NSW to apply for funding under the 2017/2018 Arts and Cultural Development Program. The program supports visual arts, museums, literature, […]More

Published: 10 April 2017



Walsh Bay Arts Precinct gets funding boost

Walsh Bay’s transformation into a world-class cultural arts precinct will be bigger and better than originally planned thanks to an additional $68 million in NSW Government funding. Minister for Arts […]More

Published: 5 April 2017



Ten diverse arts journeys awarded NSW support

Ten visual artists will share $12,500 in NSW Government funding to support the costs of developing and presenting their works. Arts NSW Executive Director Michael Brealey said the grants will […]More

Published: 22 March 2017



NSW Government backs community bands

Twenty-seven community bands across the state will share in NSW Government funding to reach new audiences and further develop their performance skills and musicianship. Arts NSW Executive Director Michael Brealey […]More

Published: 17 March 2017



Youth music events backed by NSW Government

Eleven groups of young people across the state will be staging all-ages music events in partnership with their local community, thanks to a NSW Government $50,000 program supporting young musicians. […]More

Published: 21 February 2017



Restoration Work at Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5

To make way for the future Walsh Bay Arts Precinct redevelopment, Pier 2/3 has now closed its doors for short-term hires. Want more information and updates? Check out the vision […]More

Published: 17 February 2017



Arts and culture playing a role in the success of innovation districts

Image – White Bay Power Station, indicative artist impression, subject to change and subject to approvals. Image courtesy of UrbanGrowth NSW. Arts NSW’s research paper “Integrating arts into innovation districts” promotes […]More

Published: 15 February 2017



Photo of Khadim Ali, 2017 Western Sydney Fellow. Image: Peter Rae, Fairfax Media.

Leading Hazara artist awarded Western Sydney Fellowship

A multi-disciplinary Western Sydney based artist whose works span video, painting, drawing and textiles has been awarded the NSW Government’s 2016 Western Sydney Arts Fellowship worth $50,000. Executive Director of Arts NSW […]More

Published: 3 February 2017



Photo of Roxy Theatre in Leeton. Image courtesy of West Riverina Arts and Arts on Tour.

More performances to reach remote and regional NSW

The NSW Government is committing a further $30,000 to expand performing arts opportunities in regional and remote NSW. The Community Presenter Touring Grants, administered by Arts on Tour, supports the presentation of […]More

Published: 30 January 2017



Western Sydney making spaces for artists

Western Sydney artists will soon have more opportunities to access local work spaces through a new NSW Government program. The $400,000 Making Spaces program opens on 25 January to applications from artists […]More

Published: 25 January 2017



Transmit, Bundanon Trust 2015. Photo: Heidrun Löhr

Funding open for regional Aboriginal arts projects

Regional Aboriginal artists and arts organisations are now invited to apply for NSW Government funding to support local projects across the state. Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW […]More

Published: 19 January 2017



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