Media releases

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



Create NSW Names 2018 Western Sydney Arts. Screen and Culture Roundtable Members

Create NSW has announced the 10 practitioners chosen to lead the 2018 Western Sydney Arts, Screen and Culture Roundtable following the expression of interest (EOI) process launched in February this […]

Published: 30 May 2018



Green light for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Walsh Bay’s transformation to become a world-class arts precinct is one step closer after approvals were received for the two state significant planning applications and the local residents and owners’ […]

Published: 24 May 2018



Create NSW and ABC announce Half Hour Drama masterclass attendees and Cli-Fi projects for development

NSW-based filmmaker teams have been selected to attend an expert masterclass as part of the Half Hour Drama development partnership between Create NSW and the ABC, which will see character-driven […]

Published: 7 May 2018



Western Sydney becomes a cultural powerhouse

Powerhouse Museum will completely relocate to stunning new premises in Parramatta and accommodate Australia’s largest and most advanced planetarium, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced today. Share options

Published: 28 April 2018



$1M boost for Western Sydney arts community

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today announced a $1 million fund to support three programs for emerging artists across Western Sydney. Share options

Published: 21 March 2018



Regional funding enables NSW tours for five exciting theatre, music and visual art productions

Five professional Theatre, Music and Visual Arts organisations, including The Song Company’s 2018 Season of Imagin’d Corners and Ensemble Theatre’s tour of Two by Jim Cartwight will share their productions […]

Published: 20 March 2018