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Ghosthunter, Ben Lawrence CCTV. Photo by Hugh Miller.

$1.7 million lifeline for NSW screen sector

Eighteen NSW production companies have been announced as recipients of over $1.7 million in funding through Screen NSW’s new Slate Development Fund. The funding will enable the delivery of 66 […]More

Published: 6 August 2020



Natural Order Film Shoot (2018), Milk Crate Theatre. Photo by Lisa Walton.

$10M in Multi-Year arts funding to foster the sector

The NSW Government has announced the recipients of a $10 million multi-year arts funding boost to support 58 small to medium independent arts organisations for up to four years. The […]More

Published: 30 July 2020



The 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship finalists: (From top left) Kate Brown, Julia Gutman, Tiyan Baker, Nadia Hernández, Dennis Golding, Akil Ahamat, Tarik Ahlip and Kirtika Kain.

Shortlisted recipients of distinguished Visual Arts Fellowship announced

Eight emerging visual artists from NSW have been shortlisted for the 2020 Create NSW and Artspace Visual Arts Fellowship. In its 24th year with Artspace, the prestigious $30,000 Fellowship provides […]More

Published: 28 July 2020



Creative Kids Program: Shaun Parker & Company Launch New Dance Workshops

With many of us homebound in recent months, Sydney dance organisation Shaun Parker & Company has found innovative ways to connect with young people through dance. In time for the […]More

Published: 10 July 2020



Green light for multi-art facility

A state-of-the-art facility funded by Create NSW’s Regional Cultural Fund is on track to showcase contemporary art and performance in Lake Macquarie within 12 months. Following development approval last week, […]More

Published: 8 July 2020



Bruce Pascoe's 2019 conversation with Kerry O’Brien drew capacity crowds under a sunny winter’s sky at Byron Writers Festival. Photo by Kurt Petersen Photography.

Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival seek writers for Write North Writers’ Group Residency

Applications are now open for mid-career to established NSW writers for the Write North Writers’ Group Residency through a new partnership with Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival. The Residency, […]More

Published: 3 July 2020



Sydney Dance Company Virtual Studio, Adult: Dance at Home online dance classes. Photo by Sydney Dance Company.

Over $650,000 delivered to arts and culture sector through COVID-19 support initiatives

The NSW Government through Create NSW is supporting 70 recipients with more than $650,000 funding as part of initiatives specifically targeted to the small to medium sized arts and cultural […]More

Published: 30 June 2020



Wart at the opening of The Abyss at Griffith University Art Museum 2019 in front of her work Bathtub Babes. Curated by Naomi Evans. Photo by Amelia Donald.

With character and mischief, Wart’s art pushes boundaries and ideas on mental health

Drawing on her own experiences and insights as a visual artist and performer, Wart explores ideas and perceptions around mental health. We spoke to Wart about how she has sustained […]More

Published: 25 June 2020



A.GIRL. Photo by Kumehanik.

The Street University to livestream NSW’s finest talent for Make Music Day 2020

As part of Make Music Day 2020 The Street University LIVE, an online platform linking young artists to professionals in a collaborative virtual setting, will be launching at 5pm on […]More

Published: 19 June 2020



Courtesy of Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony gets a clever karaoke and digital-performance treatment

On Make Music Day this year Classical Karaoke will connect musicians of all levels and ages from across the globe, tuning in to play an arrangement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, […]More

Published: 19 June 2020



Photo by Gabriella Dinallo – courtesy of Eora Theatre.

TAFE NSW Eora Make Music Day 2020 celebrations go online

TAFE NSW Eora brings a vibrant First Nations sound to Make Music Day 2020 with four campuses streaming performances online. We spoke to the team at Eora to learn what […]More

Published: 19 June 2020



Image: TAFE NSW Eora students Khadija and Olivia performing in Make Music Day 2019.

NSW harmonises with Make Music Day 2020

Held on Sunday 21 June, Create NSW is encouraging communities and music-lovers to engage in this year’s Make Music Day, the annual global free festival celebrating music via online events […]More

Published: 18 June 2020



Newcastle Museum. Image: courtesy the museum.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

From 1 July 2020, Public Health Orders in NSW will be significantly eased, and most businesses including arts and culture venues will be able to reopen with COVID-19 Safety Plans and physical distancing protocols in place. As the public health conditions of COVID-19 are dynamic and subject to change at any time, Create NSW has developed this online resource to be updated with new material as it is released.More

Published: 16 June 2020



Genevieve Clay-Smith, John Batchelor and Emily Dash in Groundhog Night. Photo by Bus Stop Films.

Emily Dash’s Groundhog Night uses comedy to challenge perceptions of disability

Writer and actor Emily Dash delved into writing her first solo short film script for her new film Groundhog Night, uncovering the interesting and often-hilarious impact that living with a […]More

Published: 15 June 2020



Diving In co-directors and co-writers Adam Bowes and Nina Oyama. Photo by Dario Hardaker.

Filmmaker Adam Bowes makes a splash at the 67th Sydney Film Festival

Triple threat Adam Bowes co-wrote, co-directed, and takes the lead role in his short film Diving In. Ahead of the World Premiere of Diving In at Sydney Film Festival we […]More

Published: 15 June 2020



Anthea Williams behind the scenes of Safety Net. Photo by Kelly Gardner.

Theatre director Anthea Williams breaks barriers with Safety Net

With the goal of having her work reach a broader audience, theatre director Anthea Williams has turned her attention to directing for the screen with her film Safety Net which […]More

Published: 15 June 2020