Media releases

Star Wars comes to Sydney as ILM commits to permanent studio

More than 500 local jobs will be created when Disney-owned visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) sets up a new studio in Sydney, establishing NSW as a global […]

Published: 15 July 2019

10% PDV incentive puts NSW in front for global filmmakers

NSW is now one of the most competitive locations in the world for filmmakers following the announcement of a new 10% tax incentive for the Post, Digital and Visual Effects […]

Published: 11 July 2019

Simpler NSW arts funding launched with call for expert Artform Boards

Create NSW today has unveiled simpler Arts and Cultural Funding Program guidelines for 2019/20 with a call for nomination from experts across the State to be considered for appointment to […]

Published: 28 June 2019

Create NSW tunes in to expand Make Music Day 2019

Create NSW is encouraging widespread community engagement for Make Music Day (Friday 21 June 2019), having facilitated a series of events for audiences and musicians with support from Sydney Trains […]

Published: 18 June 2019

Arts, screen & culture across NSW to flourish with $871 million investment

Arts, screen and culture are alive and well with the NSW Government delivering an $871 million total investment in the sector, including a 22 per cent increase in recurrent funding […]

Published: 18 June 2019

2019 Visual Arts Fellowship open for application

Visual artists at the start of their careers are encouraged to apply for the Create NSW and Artspace 2019 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging). This Fellowship is aimed at providing […]

Published: 17 June 2019

Blackfella Films awarded the 2019 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award

Acclaimed Sydney-based production company Blackfella Films has been awarded the 2019 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award at the Closing Night of the 66th Sydney Film Festival. Share options

Published: 17 June 2019

Film Festival secures $5m in epic opening night

The Sydney Film Festival just got a $5 million boost from the NSW Government. Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced the funding of more than $1.2 million a year […]

Published: 6 June 2019

Sydney Film Festival showcases finest NSW screen talent

The talent and skill of the New South Wales screen industry will be on show at this year’s 66th Sydney Film Festival with 18 NSW Government-supported projects selected including 17 […]

Published: 4 June 2019

NSW arts funding rounds announced

The NSW Government has improved the Arts and Cultural Development Program application experience by introducing two funding rounds and setting fixed application timelines. Share options

Published: 23 May 2019

Art and technology combine with new funding

Six artists are set to launch their new modern art tech projects as they share in $120,000 from Create NSW to develop Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) immersive experiences. […]

Published: 17 May 2019

Operators to bid for Limelight at Theatre Royal

The NSW Government has announced four theatre operators are being invited to progress with tender applications to reopen Sydney’s Theatre Royal. Share options

Published: 9 May 2019

Six teams vie for new Powerhouse design

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has today announced the six global architect teams shortlisted to develop designs for an iconic new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta. Share options

Published: 9 May 2019

Powerhouse home secured in Parramatta

Western Sydney is a step closer to having its own world class museum with the purchase of the riverbank site for the Powerhouse Precinct. Share options

Published: 10 April 2019

Major Marvel feature set to film in Sydney

The filming of a major new Marvel Studios movie will take place in NSW later this year thanks to a $24 million injection from the Morrison Government. Share options

Published: 5 April 2019

Powerhouse international design competition jury finalised

Internationally-acclaimed American architect Jeanne Gang along with Kim Crestani, City Architect – City of Parramatta and David Riches, Head of Projects NSW, are the final jurors confirmed for the Powerhouse […]

Published: 28 February 2019