Media releases

Blackfella Films awarded the 2019 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award

Acclaimed Sydney-based production company Blackfella Films has been awarded the 2019 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award at the Closing Night of the 66th Sydney Film Festival. Share options

Published: 17 June 2019

Film Festival secures $5m in epic opening night

The Sydney Film Festival just got a $5 million boost from the NSW Government. Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced the funding of more than $1.2 million a year […]

Published: 6 June 2019

Sydney Film Festival showcases finest NSW screen talent

The talent and skill of the New South Wales screen industry will be on show at this year’s 66th Sydney Film Festival with 18 NSW Government-supported projects selected including 17 […]

Published: 4 June 2019

NSW arts funding rounds announced

The NSW Government has improved the Arts and Cultural Development Program application experience by introducing two funding rounds and setting fixed application timelines. Share options

Published: 23 May 2019

Art and technology combine with new funding

Six artists are set to launch their new modern art tech projects as they share in $120,000 from Create NSW to develop Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) immersive experiences. […]

Published: 17 May 2019

Operators to bid for Limelight at Theatre Royal

The NSW Government has announced four theatre operators are being invited to progress with tender applications to reopen Sydney’s Theatre Royal. Share options

Published: 9 May 2019

Six teams vie for new Powerhouse design

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has today announced the six global architect teams shortlisted to develop designs for an iconic new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta. Share options

Published: 9 May 2019

Powerhouse home secured in Parramatta

Western Sydney is a step closer to having its own world class museum with the purchase of the riverbank site for the Powerhouse Precinct. Share options

Published: 10 April 2019

Major Marvel feature set to film in Sydney

The filming of a major new Marvel Studios movie will take place in NSW later this year thanks to a $24 million injection from the Morrison Government. Share options

Published: 5 April 2019

Powerhouse international design competition jury finalised

Internationally-acclaimed American architect Jeanne Gang along with Kim Crestani, City Architect – City of Parramatta and David Riches, Head of Projects NSW, are the final jurors confirmed for the Powerhouse […]

Published: 28 February 2019

Diverse NSW storytelling boosted through $445k investment with ABC

Create NSW has today announced the screen practitioners sharing a near half million-dollar investment to develop and produce a range of diverse screen stories in partnership with the ABC. Share […]

Published: 28 February 2019

Historic NSW assets added to UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register

Australia’s first ever recorded Census (1828), the Harriet and Helena Scott Collection of meticulous scientific butterfly and moth artworks (1850) and Ethel Turner’s handwritten Seven Little Australians manuscript (1893) are […]

Published: 27 February 2019

Brunswick Heads set for SeaChange reboot

The NSW Government has secured Brunswick Heads as the fictional Pearl Bay home for the upcoming reimagining of the enormously popular, multi award-winning 90s drama SeaChange, the ITV Studios Australia […]

Published: 27 February 2019

National Art School’s future secure

Today marks a new and exciting era for The National Art School (NAS) with the signing of a 45-year lease agreement for the Old Darlinghurst Gaol site with the NSW […]

Published: 26 February 2019

Create NSW introduces new parents and carers policy across screen funding

Create NSW has today opened applications for its latest screen Production Finance funding round with measures aimed at increasing the opportunities and participation of parents and carers in the screen […]

Published: 25 February 2019

New round of Arts and Cultural Projects funding set to open for entries

Create NSW has announced that a new round of Arts and Cultural Projects 2018/19 funding will open on Monday 25 February, following the distribution of $1.7m for 39 projects including […]

Published: 22 February 2019