Media releases

Shortlisted recipients of distinguished Visual Arts Fellowship announced

Eight emerging visual artists from NSW have been shortlisted for the 2020 Create NSW and Artspace Visual Arts Fellowship.

Published: 28 July 2020

Carriageworks carries on

One of Australia’s major arts and cultural institutions, Carriageworks, will emerge from voluntary administration with the announcement of a multimillion-dollar lifeline.

Published: 10 July 2020

Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival seek writers for Write North Writers’ Group Residency

Applications are now open for mid-career to established NSW writers for the Write North Writers’ Group Residency through a new partnership with Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival.

Published: 3 July 2020

Over $650,000 delivered to arts and culture sector through COVID-19 support initiatives

The NSW Government through Create NSW is supporting 70 recipients with more than $650,000 funding as part of initiatives specifically targeted to the small to medium sized arts and cultural […]

Published: 30 June 2020

NSW harmonises with Make Music Day 2020

Held on Sunday 21 June, Create NSW is encouraging communities and music-lovers to engage in this year’s Make Music Day, the annual global free festival celebrating music via online events […]

Published: 18 June 2020

Second round of new arts & culture funding recipients announced

The second round of the new 2019/20 Arts and Cultural Funding Program delivers over $2.7 million in funding across Projects, Annual Organisation and Creative Koori categories.

Published: 5 June 2020

Create NSW welcomes the appointment of new Sydney Festival Director

Create NSW welcomes the appointment of accomplished Australian curator and producer, Olivia Ansell as the new Sydney Festival Director for 2022.

Published: 3 June 2020

Angela Goh has been named the recipient of the inaugural Beyond the Studio Fellowship

Sydney Dance Company and Create NSW are pleased to announce that Angela Goh has been named the recipient of the inaugural Beyond the Studio Fellowship.

Published: 28 May 2020

$50 million package for NSW arts and culture

The NSW Government has announced a $50 million Rescue and Restart package for NSW arts and cultural organisations to ensure the sector continues to make an important contribution to the […]

Published: 24 May 2020

Best of the West End to light up Theatre Royal

Sydney’s Theatre Royal will roar back to life in 2021 after a global search secured a renowned operator for the much-loved venue. Live entertainment operator Trafalgar Entertainment has been selected […]

Published: 7 May 2020

Creative Kids expansion goes digital

The NSW Government is helping Creative Kids providers go digital in response to the COVID-19 crisis, expanding access to the popular program for kids across the State.

Published: 6 May 2020

Create NSW and Artspace fast-forward the call for Emerging Visual Artists

As part of its response to COVID-19 impacts, Create NSW has brought forward its call for entries for the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), which supports NSW-based visual artists […]

Published: 30 April 2020

COVID-19 support for NSW small-medium arts and screen sector

Create NSW has today announced new funding initiatives and the repurposing of existing funding totalling $6.34 million to support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations […]

Published: 24 April 2020

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) launches online program ‘Your MCA’

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is delighted to announce its new digital initiative Your MCA providing ways to connect with contemporary art and Australian artists while the Museum […]

Published: 17 April 2020

NSW Emerging Musicians to receive $100k in inaugural Generations Fellowships

Olivia Abbott, Tanaya Barat and Blake Rhodes are the three young emerging NSW-based musicians selected to take their careers to the next level through the first Generations Fellowships from Powerhouse […]

Published: 14 April 2020

Australian Museum turns “inside out” to share virtual content

Through the new portal Australian Museum Inside Out, the nation’s first museum, the Australian Museum (AM) has opened its ‘virtual doors’ to ensure science and culture remain accessible by curating […]

Published: 9 April 2020