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Star Wars comes to Sydney as ILM commits to permanent studio

More than 500 local jobs will be created when Disney-owned visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) sets up a new studio in Sydney, establishing NSW as a global […]More

Published: 15 July 2019



Thor Ragnarok. Courtesy of Marvel Studios.

10% PDV incentive puts NSW in front for global filmmakers

NSW is now one of the most competitive locations in the world for filmmakers following the announcement of a new 10% incentive for the Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) […]More

Published: 11 July 2019



Murama Healing Space Project

This NAIDOC Week we’re excited to showcase the fantastic work that Murama and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority have been doing in Western Sydney. In 2018 they received Create NSW […]More

Published: 8 July 2019



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Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous […]More

Published: 8 July 2019



30 years of sixty five thousand, Rika Hamaguchi and Tyrel Dulvarie, Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Simpler NSW arts funding launched with call for expert Artform Boards

Create NSW has today unveiled simpler Arts and Cultural Funding Program guidelines for 2019/20 with a call for nominations from experts across the State to be considered for appointment to […]More

Published: 28 June 2019



Artist Thom Roberts and writer/director Georgia Quinn in front of Thom’s work for The National, Carriageworks on the last day of filming.

Georgia Quinn’s ‘Studio A Documentary’ series bites in all the right places

Studio A Documentary series explores the artistic practice and lives of six artists who see and communicate with the world around them, in a unique way, and challenge the perceptions […]More

Published: 20 June 2019



Arts, screen & culture across NSW flourish with $871 million investment

Arts, screen and culture are alive and well with the NSW Government delivering an $871 million total investment in the sector, including a 22 per cent increase in recurrent funding […]More

Published: 18 June 2019



Sydney Flash Mob Choir. Photo by Tim da Rin.

Create NSW tunes in to expand Make Music Day 2019

Create NSW is encouraging widespread community engagement for Make Music Day (Friday 21 June 2019), having facilitated a series of events for audiences and musicians with support from Sydney Trains […]More

Published: 18 June 2019



'I might blow up someday' Hissy Fit, Liveworks, Performance Space, Sydney. Image: Alex Davies.

2019 Visual Arts Fellowship open for application

Visual artists at the start of their careers are encouraged to apply for the Create NSW and Artspace 2019 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging). This Fellowship is aimed at providing […]More

Published: 17 June 2019



Image: Deborah Mailman, Rachel Perkin's son Arnhem and Rachel Perkins at Sydney Film Festival 2019 Closing Night. Photo courtesy of Sydney Film Festival.

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. The award was […]More

Published: 17 June 2019



66th Sydney Film Festival Opening Night at the State Theatre. Image courtesy of Sydney Film Festival.

Sydney Film Festival secures $5m in epic opening night

Hold on to your popcorn and reach for your choc top – the Sydney Film Festival just got a $5 million boost from the NSW Government. Minister for the Arts […]More

Published: 6 June 2019



Still from 'Palm Beach' 2018.

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 […]More

Published: 4 June 2019



Gemma Dart in Magnetic

Screenability is back at the 66th Sydney Film Festival

Curated by our very own Screen Investment Manager Sofya Gollan, the Screenability program is a platform for screen practitioners with disability leading the narrative. Back for a third year, the […]More

Published: 3 June 2019



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NSW arts funding rounds announced

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that improvements to new Create NSW funding rounds, to be launched in June 2019, will make it simpler and easier for the […]More

Published: 23 May 2019



Still from Deluge. Photo by Giovanni C. Lorusso.

Interview with Llewellyn Michael Bates: Deluge

After the success of his 2016 film – Nathan Loves Ricky Martin – award-winning screenwriter and producer Michael Bates is back with a new film Deluge. Don’t miss Deluge’s premiere at […]More

Published: 20 May 2019



Nicole Delprado behind-the-scenes, Magnetic. Photo by Clare Hawley or William Cross.

Interview with Nicole Delprado: Magnetic

Filmmaker Nicole Delprado draws on her experience to create her new film Magnetic. What does it mean to you to have your film Magnetic selected to screen in the 66th […]More

Published: 20 May 2019