Media releases

Visual artists vie for prestigious fellowship

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today announced ten NSW artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious $30,000 Create NSW & Artspace NSW Visual Arts Fellowship. Share options

Published: 18 September 2018

Creche at Screen Forever

For the first time ever, a creche will be available to delegates at SCREEN FOREVER, Australia’s premier Screen Industry conference event, in what is a major step forward for parents […]

Published: 17 September 2018

$250k boost for NSW screen experiences and development

Create NSW has announced funding of nearly $250,000 to boost NSW screen practitioner skillsets and bring a range of screen experiences to audiences across the State. Under the 2018/19 Industry […]

Published: 11 September 2018

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