Media releases

Bathurst wins artwork from Sculpture by the Sea

Bathurst Regional Council will take home a sculpture from this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the NSW Government, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, announced today.

Published: 25 October 2013



NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Discussion Paper open for public comment

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today released an Arts NSW discussion paper as part of the consultation process regarding the development of the State’s first ever Arts and Cultural Policy.

Published: 24 October 2013



Over $2.1 Million for NSW Regional Conservatoriums

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today announced more than $2.1 million in funding for the State’s network of 17 regional conservatoriums in 2014.

Published: 16 October 2013



New website and funding for local museums and galleries

The NSW public is now able to access every museum and gallery in the State, thanks to an innovative and comprehensive Museums and Galleries NSW website, financed by the NSW Government, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, announced today.

Published: 1 October 2013



Sculpture by the Sea work to find a home in regional NSW

Regional NSW will now become a part of the world famous Sculpture by the Sea, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, said today.

Published: 12 September 2013



Sydney Festival announces stunning aquatic headline act for 2014

Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, today announced the headline act for the 2014 Sydney Festival will be a spectacular aquatic retelling of the oldest love story in English opera, Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera, Dido & Aeneas.

Published: 8 August 2013



ANZAC Notes launched at Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has today launched the ANZAC Notes project, in which renowned composer Elena Kats-Chernin has been commissioned to write musical scores to be performed as part of the NSW ANZAC commemoration project in 2015.

Published: 8 August 2013



Applications open for emerging visual artists fellowship

The NSW Government is offering an annual $30,000 fellowship for emerging visual artists, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, announced today.

Published: 11 July 2013



$2m for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today announced that $2 million in 2013-14 will fund ongoing planning and design for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

Published: 21 June 2013



Newcastle historian awarded World War I history fellowship

Newcastle-based historian Dr Victoria Haskins has been awarded the NSW Centenary of Anzac Commemoration (2014 – 2018) History Fellowship, valued at $20,000, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, announced today.

Published: 19 June 2013



$311m investment in NSW arts and culture

The 2013-14 NSW Budget provides an investment of $311 million to support the State’s vibrant arts, cultural and screen sectors to build jobs and enrich communities.

Published: 18 June 2013



Arts Funding Program review open for public comment

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today released an Arts NSW discussion paper to encourage public submissions to the NSW Government’s review of the current structure and administration of the Arts Funding Program.

Published: 14 June 2013



Sydney Writers’ Festival Launched

Some of the world’s finest poets, novelists and authors will take part in more than 340 events this week as part of Australia’s premier literary event, the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Published: 22 May 2013



Long Lease and $5 Million Secures Sydney Theatre Company

A ground-breaking lease and multi-million dollar funding arrangement between the NSW Government and the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) will ensure that performing arts practitioners and audiences will enjoy world class productions well into the future.

Published: 22 May 2013



$2.5m Funding Boost for NSW Libraries

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has announced grants of $2.5 million for public libraries across the state in the annual Library Development Grants and Country Libraries Fund programs.

Published: 16 May 2013



New Director of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today announced Rose Hiscock as the new Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences for the next five years starting from July 2013.

Published: 8 May 2013