Media releases

New COVID-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving Avalon COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for Greater Sydney from tonight (11.59pm). Share options

Published: 21 December 2020



Get your culture fix up late in Sydney this summer

Sydneysiders will be able to get their culture up late over summer, as major arts and cultural institutions keep their doors open longer and welcome visitors to blockbuster exhibitions and […]

Published: 16 December 2020



Revitalised harbourside cultural hub welcomes back performing arts companies

The NSW Government today announced the successful completion of Wharf 4/5 of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and officially welcomed back some of the nation’s foremost performing arts companies. Share […]

Published: 14 December 2020



National Art School to get $18 million upgrade

The National Art School will soon benefit from over $18 million in upgrades, critical maintenance and stonework remediation to reinvigorate the unique heritage site for future generations and cement its […]

Published: 11 December 2020



Callout for LGA funding applications returns for 2021/2022

Create NSW has announced applications are now open for the 2021/2022 Local Government Authorities (LGA) arts and cultural project funding round. Share options

Published: 11 December 2020



Funding for regional digitisation projects

The NSW Government is calling for applications from Local Councils across regional NSW for cultural collections digitisation projects, with $1.7 million in funding available under the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural […]

Published: 11 December 2020



$100K Generations Fellowships returns for NSW contemporary musicians

The NSW Government is calling for applications from early career contemporary musicians, music producers, songwriters and composers, in the second year of a partnership between Create NSW, the Powerhouse Museum […]

Published: 10 December 2020



NSW arts and culture gets $5 million boost

The NSW Government is investing more than $5 million in the State’s arts and cultural sector through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program. Share options

Published: 9 December 2020



Screenability filmmakers destined for the big screen in 2021

Emerging filmmakers with disability Samuel Martin, Danni Wright, Jacob Melamed, Digby Webster, Lauren Orrell and their teams have been selected to turn their filmmaking dreams into reality as recipients of […]

Published: 3 December 2020



New appointments for cultural institutions

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today announced four new appointments and twelve reappointments across the NSW State Cultural Institutions, which will take effect from 1 January 2021 for three-year […]

Published: 3 December 2020



Transformation for the Gunnery

The Gunnery at Woolloomooloo will undergo a $5 million transformation as part of the NSW Government’s pipeline of projects designed to revitalise the State’s arts and cultural venues and kickstart […]

Published: 24 November 2020



NSW Government Live Performance Grants to revitalise CBD

Music and performance will return to the CBD this summer thanks to $500,000 in NSW Government grant funding for live events over summer 2020/21. Play the City (Sydney) NSW Artists […]

Published: 19 November 2020



$291 million boost for NSW arts & culture

The arts, screen and culture sectors are set for a boost with the 2020-21 NSW Budget committing $291 million into new initiatives designed to attract investment, support jobs and reactivate […]

Published: 17 November 2020



Netflix’s Pieces of Her secured for Sydney through NSW Government’s Made in NSW fund

Netflix’s Pieces of Her will call NSW home, with the new series delivering 400 local jobs and contributing an estimated $58 million to the state’s economy. Share options

Published: 15 November 2020



Dennis Golding named 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellow

Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding has been named Create NSW and Artspace Visual Arts Emerging Fellow for 2020. Share options

Published: 13 November 2020



Over $30 million to restart NSW arts and cultural organisations

In major step towards recovery, the arts and culture sector will soon receive $30.1 million through the second stage of the NSW Government’s Rescue and Restart package. Share options

Published: 8 November 2020