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1828 Census example page.

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 […]More

Published: 27 February 2019



Clockwise: Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, Nationals candidate for Ballina Ben Franklin, SeaChange creator and writer Deb Cox, Sigrid Thornton, Lois Randall from Every Cloud Productions. Photo by Create NSW.

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 […]More

Published: 27 February 2019



The Gunnery

The Gunnery vacant spaces EOI

Create NSW is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from eligible arts organisations to occupy office space in The Gunnery at 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo until the 31 July […]More

Published: 26 February 2019



Image: Alison Bell as Audrey from The Letdown.Photo by Daniel Asher Smith.

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 […]More

Published: 25 February 2019



Le Dernier Appel/The Last Cry, Marrugeku. Image by Prudence Upton.

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 […]More

Published: 22 February 2019



Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Commissioned for the opening of the Yiribana Gallery, 1994 Copyright © Estate of Roy Wiggan. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.

Increased attendance at NSW cultural venues and events

Attendance at NSW cultural venues and events has increased by 22.9% since 2014-15. Increasing attendance at cultural venues and events in NSW by 15 per cent by 2019 is one […]More

Published: 21 February 2019



Venice Biennale mentors. L-R: Mikala Tai, Jasmin Stephens.

NSW visual arts leaders to mentor at Venice

Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts have today announced Dr Mikala Tai (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) and independent curator Jasmin Stephens  as the two NSW-based […]More

Published: 21 February 2019



Venice Biennale Professional Development Program - Emerging Arts Professionals. L-R, top to bottom: April Philips, Blake Griffiths, Gina Mobayed, Imogen Dixon-Smith.

Ambitious Australian arts professionals to assemble in Venice

An impressive team of emerging arts professionals, exhibition team leaders and volunteers will support Australia’s exhibition in Venice, as part of the Australia Council’s Venice Biennale Professional Development Program. The […]More

Published: 1 February 2019



Vyva Entertainment, Mirrah and L-FRESH The LION performing live at the annual 4Elements HipHop Festival (4ESydney) in Bankstown, 2017. Photo: Snappatronik.

$1.5m boost to Sydney & NSW Night-Time Economy

Sydney precincts and NSW live music events will benefit from an investment of $1.5 million from the NSW Government aimed at stimulating the night-time economy. A package has been developed with […]More

Published: 24 January 2019



View of the site from the north bank of the Parramatta River (facing south) © Malcolm Reading Consultants Dianna Snape

Powerhouse architect search begins

The search is on for world-leading architects to design a Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta encompassing an iconic new museum, public space and pedestrian bridge, Minister for the Arts Don Harwin […]More

Published: 24 January 2019



The team at Animal Logic in-Sydney discussing production design and art direction.

NSW artists sought for new residency opportunity with Animal Logic

NSW artists are being called upon to be the first participants of a new partnership between Create NSW and internationally-acclaimed Sydney production company Animal Logic. Three experienced NSW artists are […]More

Published: 22 January 2019



Economic Value of Arts, Screen and Culture report reveals the sectors contribute $16.4 billion to NSW GSP

A new report commissioned by Create NSW to assess the economic value of arts, screen and culture to NSW, has found that in total across 2016-17, the sectors contributed approximately […]More

Published: 20 December 2018



Urban Theatre Projects BLAK BOX external at dusk. Photo by Barton Taylor.

Architect-designed space for conscious deep listening will immerse Sydney Festival visitors in the identity and spirit of place

 Through a program of spoken word, music and field recordings, BLAK BOX curator Daniel Browning provides audiences with a sound stream of consciousness – blending stories of the past, the […]More

Published: 19 December 2018



Counting and Cracking poster from Sydney Festival. Photo by Daniel Boud and Malith Hegoda.

Belvoir and Co-Curious breathe new life into Sydney Town Hall with S. Shakthidharan’s play Counting and Cracking this January

With his new play Counting and Cracking, arts practitioner, Founder of CuriousWorks and Artistic Director of Co-Curious, S. Shakthidharan has joined forces with Belvoir’s Artistic Director Eamon Flack to bring […]More

Published: 19 December 2018



Wesley Enoch at Sydney Festival 2018. Photo by Prudence Upton.

“Storytelling that shakes us keeps Sydney Festival moving in sync with the times.” – Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch

Wesley Enoch is never about just ticking boxes, but with Sydney Festival he definitely keeps hitting the highs and offering us opportunities to get uncomfortable. We got a rare chance […]More

Published: 17 December 2018



Screenability 2019 Magnetic team. L-R Joanna Beveridge, Nicole Delprado.

Create NSW names 2019 Screenability filmmakers set to compete for Sydney Film Festival billing

Emerging filmmakers with disability Nicole Delprado, Shawn Spina and Llewellyn Michael Bates and their teams have been selected to take forward three 2019 Screenability shorts that will be considered to […]More

Published: 17 December 2018