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Adam Bowes as Alex in Diving In. Photo by Dario Hardaker.

Screenablity returns to Sydney Film Festival

The 67th Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition and Awards program was officially launched last week and returning to the Festival is Screenability, an exciting platform for screen practitioners with disability, […]More

Published: 15 June 2020



Hanne Dora Davies presenting digital content at Casula Powerhouse. Photo by Cayn Rosmarin.

Create NSW has expanded the Creative Kids program

Artists, cultural practitioners and arts organisations offering creative experiences for children and young people across a variety of artforms may be eligible for a range of support under expanded Creative […]More

Published: 10 June 2020



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

Let’s get loud! Make Music Day is back!

Make Music Day takes place each year on 21 June and is a global celebration of music-making across more than 1000 cities. Music has the power to transport us, it […]More

Published: 10 June 2020



Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney, Brook Andrew. Photo by Zan Wimberley.

Brook Andrew’s Biennale breaks down barriers and knows no boundaries

NIRIN is back! Presented across greater Sydney this free contemporary art exhibition delivers a brilliant artist and First Nations-led exhibition of modern art, connecting both local communities and global networks, […]More

Published: 5 June 2020



Penny Evans, L-R: Death to a Stereotype 2017, mixed media; Trophy Wife 2016, ceramics, echidna quill. Image courtesy the artist.

Second round of new arts & culture funding recipients announced

The second round of the new 2019/20 Arts and Cultural Funding Program delivers over $2.7 million in funding across Projects, Annual Organisation and Creative Koori categories. The 10 Artform Boards […]More

Published: 5 June 2020



Museums and galleries in NSW prepare to reopen

On 20 May, the NSW Government announced that museums, galleries and libraries in NSW could reopen to the public from 1 June, with appropriate measures in place to ensure a […]More

Published: 5 June 2020



Olivia Ansell, Sydney Festival Director. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Create NSW welcomes the appointment of new Sydney Festival Director

Create NSW welcomes the appointment of accomplished Australian curator and producer, Olivia Ansell as the new Sydney Festival Director for 2022. Create NSW Executive Director, Chris Keely said “Congratulations to […]More

Published: 3 June 2020



Angela Goh, Uncanny Valley Girl. Photo by Bryony Jackson.

Angela Goh has been named the recipient of the inaugural Beyond the Studio Fellowship

Sydney Dance Company and Create NSW are pleased to announce that Angela Goh has been named the recipient of the inaugural Beyond the Studio Fellowship. The Beyond the Studio Fellowship, […]More

Published: 28 May 2020



30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand (detail), Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photo: Daniel Boud

$50 million COVID-19 Rescue and Restart package announced for NSW arts and cultural sector

The NSW Government has announced a $50 million rescue and restart package for NSW arts and cultural organisations to ensure the sector continues to make an important contribution to the NSW economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.More

Published: 24 May 2020



Alison Whittaker. Photo by Jonno Revanche.

Gomeroi poet Alison Whittaker gives a voice to Australia’s talented First Nations’ writers in her powerful Sydney Writers’ Festival Opening Address

Gomeroi poet, essayist and legal scholar, Alison Whittaker, takes us through the work of First Nations’ writers who would have joined us this week as she addresses the 2020 Sydney […]More

Published: 22 May 2020



Intan Paramaditha. Courtesy SWF.

Boundaries and borders are reimagined with Intan Paramaditha’s genre-bending novel The Wandering

Writer, academic and winner of the PEN Translates Award, Intan Paramaditha’s novel The Wandering challenges the dominant narratives of women travellers, while playing with the conventional ideas of the travel […]More

Published: 22 May 2020



Sophie Hardcastle. Photo by Charlie Ford.

Australia’s newest literary sensation, Sophie Hardcastle, charts a new course with Below Deck

Poetically confronting, Below Deck, explores themes including consent, trauma and the sea, allowing readers to see how easily bodies – of water, of earth or a human body – are […]More

Published: 22 May 2020



Sydney Writers' Festival Artistic Director Michaela McGuire. Courtesy Michaela McGuire.

Against the odds Sydney Writers’ Festival Artistic Director Michaela McGuire reimagines Sydney Writers’ Festival 2020 program in a series of powerful podcasts

As one of the world’s leading and most beloved literary institutions, Sydney Writers’ Festival devastatingly launched the day that the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus to be a global […]More

Published: 22 May 2020



COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update for Create NSW funded clients: Thursday 21 May 2020

We hope you are all well and staying safe in this ever-changing environment. We appreciate that there are many challenges your organisation is facing and we wish to assure you […]More

Published: 22 May 2020



Audience Outlook Monitor survey results are in

Research agencies Patternmakers (Sydney) and WolfBrown (USA) in collaboration with Create NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, and their state counterparts are delivering the Audience Outlook Monitor, to track how […]More

Published: 18 May 2020



Trafalgar Entertainment Executive Chairman Tim McFarlane lights the Theatre Royal ghost light. Photo by Murray Harris.

Best of the West End to light up Theatre Royal

Sydney’s Theatre Royal will roar back to life in 2021 after a global search secured a renowned operator for the much-loved venue. Live entertainment operator Trafalgar Entertainment has been selected […]More

Published: 7 May 2020