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Netflix comedy God’s Favorite Idiot is coming to NSW

Netflix comedy God’s Favorite Idiot is coming to NSW. Produced by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, God’s Favorite Idiot is a workplace comedy about a mid-level Tech support employee Clark Thompson (Falcone) who finds […]More

Published: 21 February 2021



Healing Circles, Hiromi Tango, Brisbane Festival 2020. Image Josef Ruckli.

NSW Government turns the beat up with $1 million for live performance

Sydney’s live performance and arts scene will receive a major boost with $1 million in funding announced today with grants of up to $50,000 available to present a one-off performance […]More

Published: 18 February 2021



Image: Still from The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson.

Leah Purcell’s ‘The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson’ selected for SXSW

Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson will have its world premiere at the prestigious South By South West (SXSW) Festival, to be held ‘virtually’ out of the […]More

Published: 11 February 2021



The search is on for 2021 theatre and visual arts fellows

The NSW Government has announced the return of two prestigious Fellowship programs for 2020/21, New Dimensions – NSW Visual Arts (Established) Fellowship in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art […]More

Published: 9 February 2021



The Flamingo Sleep (detail), oil, enamel on wood, Wart. Image: Doug Heslop

Round Two Arts and Cultural Funding Program applications now open

The NSW Government is calling for applications from individual artists, arts and cultural workers, practitioners and organisations across NSW for Round Two of Create NSW’s 2020/2021 Arts and Cultural Funding […]More

Published: 2 February 2021



Image: Naomi Watts and Glendyn Ivin on set of Penguin Bloom. SD05 – photo by Joel Pratley.

Director Glendyn Ivin delves into the making of inspiration, true story Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom is the true story of Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts), a young mother whose world is shattered after a near-fatal accident leaves her paralysed from the waist-down. An unlikely […]More

Published: 22 January 2021



Four new Fellowship programs to support NSW arts and cultural sectors

The NSW Government has announced four inaugural Fellowship programs, valued at up to $30,000 each, to drive the personal, creative and career advancement of NSW artists, practitioners and arts and […]More

Published: 22 January 2021



Full cast of Sunshine Super Girl: Photo by Jacqui Manning.

Director Andrea James challenges audiences to consider Australia’s future in Sunshine Super Girl

Sunshine Super Girl is a remarkable life story told with humour and humility by creator and director Andrea James, that asks us to consider Australia’s future, the injustices of the […]More

Published: 15 January 2021



Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch. Courtesy Sydney Festival.

Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch kicks off 2021 with a Festival that proudly celebrates Australian-made goodness

In his fifth and final year as Sydney Festival Director we spoke to Wesley Enoch about his 2021 program, which embraces First Nation’s perspectives and shines a light on Australian-made […]More

Published: 15 January 2021



Kate Gaul. Photographer Alex Vaughan.

Director Kate Gaul gets audience onboard with Siren Theatre Co’s H.M.S Pinafore

Siren Theatre Co’s H.M.S Pinafore, a new Australian take on the classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical, returns to Sydney this January as part of the Sydney Festival program. Director Kate […]More

Published: 15 January 2021



Image: The new Parkes Library and Cultural Centre – Image: Parkes Shire Council

New Library and Cultural Centre for Parkes

Residents of NSW’s Central West celebrated the opening of a new learning and cultural facility last month at the Parkes Library. The expansion was made possible with funding from Create […]More

Published: 17 December 2020



Australian Museum. Credit: Alistair MacDougall/Australian Museum.

Get your culture fix up late in Sydney this summer

Sydneysiders will be able to get their culture up late over summer, as major arts and cultural institutions keep their doors open longer and welcome visitors to blockbuster exhibitions and […]More

Published: 16 December 2020



Wharf 4-5 side on looking towards Barangaroo. Credit: Arthur Vay.

Revitalised harbourside cultural hub welcomes back performing arts companies

The NSW Government today announced the successful completion of Wharf 4/5 of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and officially welcomed back some of the nation’s foremost performing arts companies. The […]More

Published: 16 December 2020



Sensory Garden (detail), Newcastle Museum. Image: courtesy the museum.

Callout for LGA funding applications returns for 2021/2022

Create NSW has announced applications are now open for the 2021/2022 Local Government Authorities (LGA) arts and cultural project funding round. The round provides another opportunity for LGAs to apply […]More

Published: 11 December 2020



Portable photographic studio set-up at Orange Regional Museum (ORM) shooting an object from Canowindra Historical Society & Museum collection. Courtesy Annie Stevens and ORM for M&G NSW 2018.

Funding for regional digitisation projects

The NSW Government is calling for applications from Local Councils across regional NSW for cultural collections digitisation projects, with $1.7 million in funding available under the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural […]More

Published: 11 December 2020



National Art School Campus. Photo: Nicole Anderson

National Art School to get $18 million upgrade

The National Art School will soon benefit from over $18 million in upgrades, critical maintenance and stonework remediation to reinvigorate the unique heritage site for future generations and cement its […]More

Published: 11 December 2020