Media releases

Go Back To Where You Came From Live takes the pulse of the refugee crisis in a global television first

A group of Australians are about to embark on a journey to some of the most dangerous places on earth. In SBS’s most ambitious television event to date, Go Back […]

Published: 6 September 2018



Now open: Creative Koori funding opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

The latest rounds of Create NSW’s Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects and Creative Koori Employment funds are now open for applications, aimed at supporting and expanding opportunities for Aboriginal […]

Published: 6 September 2018



Deadline extended for Create NSW Fellowship opportunities

The deadline for applications for the new suite of Create NSW Fellowships has been extended until midnight Monday 20 August 2018 – and artists and creatives across the State are […]

Published: 17 August 2018



Create NSW to boost screen industry with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander emerging producer placements

Create NSW’s Emerging Producer Placement initiative for 2018 will focus on providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen creatives through two six-month paid internships in industry. Share options

Published: 13 August 2018



New MCA partnership for NSW Visual Arts Fellowship

Create NSW has today announced a new partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) for its NSW Visual Arts Mid-Career/Established Fellowship. Share options

Published: 1 August 2018



$1.6 million to digitise regional collections

The NSW Government has announced almost $1.6 million in funding to assist regional arts, screen and culture organisations to digitise priceless collections and develop a state-wide regional digitisation strategy. Share […]

Published: 1 August 2018



Elizabeth W. Scott appointed to Create NSW Executive Director, Investment and Engagement

Elizabeth W. Scott, a global arts and culture policy specialist with over 25 years’ experience advising cultural organisations across the USA, UK and Australia, has been appointed as Executive Director, […]

Published: 27 July 2018



Lynette Wallworth’s Awavena selected for the Venice International Film Festival

AWAVENA, the new Virtual Reality film from Australian artist and director Lynette Wallworth will screen at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival, following a successful premiere at the Sundance Film […]

Published: 26 July 2018



New arts initiative creates pathways for practitioners with disability

New paid internships are being created for people with disabilities to get a start in the NSW arts, screen and culture industries. Share options

Published: 24 July 2018



Applications now open for Create NSW Arts & Cultural Development Program

Artists, arts and cultural workers and organisations across NSW are invited to apply for a wide array of funding opportunities under the NSW Government’s 2018/19 Arts and Cultural Development Program. […]

Published: 6 July 2018



Bundanon’s future secured with $8.5 million grant plus $47 million more for regional arts & culture

The revered Bundanon Trust Riversdale site, which served as inspiration for iconic Australian landscape painter Arthur Boyd, has received $8.5 million from the NSW Government’s new Regional Cultural Fund (RCF). […]

Published: 2 July 2018



NSW lures the largest ever Chinese/Australian film to Sydney

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin confirmed today that the highly skilled special effects work on the major new Chinese/Australian feature film Legend of Sun and Moon will take place […]

Published: 29 June 2018



NSW leads charge for female tv directors

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today joined some of the country’s leading female screen talent to announce #SheDirects, a new initiative to bring more female directors to the forefront […]

Published: 20 June 2018



Realism the key for new film Hearts and Bones

Fresh from his documentary win at this year’s Sydney Film Festival – Ben Lawrence’s first feature drama Hearts and Bones – supported by Create NSW and Screen Australia, will tell […]

Published: 20 June 2018



Make it in NSW: State sets sights on film heavyweights

Up to $10 million a year will be invested so NSW can continue its proud reputation as an amazing place to make blockbuster movies and TV series. Share options

Published: 19 June 2018



Diverse NSW screen strength shines at Sydney Film Festival

Create NSW’s commitment to screen gender parity (50:50 by 2020) is reflected in the NSW-funded films premiering at this year’s 65th Sydney Film Festival, along with support for filmmakers with […]

Published: 4 June 2018