Media releases

$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



2014 NSW Arts Funding Program launched

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today called for arts and cultural organisations and individual artists to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s 2014 Arts Funding Program.

Published: 22 April 2013



Minister Announces Landmark Arts and Cultural Review

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today announced the appointment of a five-member reference group to guide work on the State’s first Arts and Cultural Policy, and a complementary review of the Arts Funding Program.

Published: 19 April 2013



$10,000 towards Byron Bay theatre productions

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has announced $10,000 funding to support theatre productions in Byron Bay.

Published: 4 April 2013



Arts and Disability Groups share over $520,000 to support people with disability

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, and Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, Andrew Constance, today announced grants totalling more than $520,000 to support projects that promote inclusion and access to the arts for people with disability.

Published: 28 March 2013



NSW Government supports indigenous youth cultural program for Wellington

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, and Member for Orange, Andrew Gee, today announced a $20,000 NSW Government grant to help connect Wellington Aboriginal youth to their traditional culture.

Published: 26 March 2013



World War One Centenary Honoured with $20,000 History Fellowship

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today invited applications for a $20,000 Government-sponsored history fellowship to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Published: 14 March 2013



Powerhouse Museum celebrates 25 years

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has congratulated the Powerhouse Museum for its 25 years of excellence as one of Australia’s leading cultural institutions.

Published: 11 March 2013



NSW primary students to enjoy opera performances

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today announced that thousands of primary school students across the State would experience live performances by Opera Australia.

Published: 1 March 2013



$150,000 to Support Artists with Disabilities

A dozen NSW artists with disabilities will benefit from $150,000 in State Government funding to develop skills in their chosen art form, the Minister for the Arts, George Souris, and the Minister for Ageing & Disability Services, Andrew Constance, announced today.

Published: 28 February 2013



$100,000 for Aboriginal Regional Arts Projects

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, is encouraging Indigenous arts organisations and individual artists to apply for a share of $100,000 in Government funding to help showcase and promote Aboriginal arts in rural NSW.

Published: 30 January 2013