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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



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

Creative Kids expansion goes digital

The NSW Government is helping Creative Kids providers go digital in response to the COVID-19 crisis, expanding access to the popular program for kids across the State. From today eligible […]More

Published: 6 May 2020



Shivanjani Lal, Palwaar , 2019, installation view, 2019 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney, courtesy the artist. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Create NSW and Artspace fast-forward the call for Emerging Visual Artists

As part of its response to COVID-19 impacts, Create NSW has brought forward its call for entries for the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), which supports NSW-based visual artists […]More

Published: 30 April 2020



COVID-19 support for NSW small-medium arts and screen sector

Create NSW has today announced new funding initiatives and the repurposing of existing funding totalling $6.34 million to support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations […]More

Published: 24 April 2020



Generations recipients Olivia Abbott, Blake Rhodes and Tanaya Barat. Photo by Cassandra Hannagan.

NSW Emerging Musicians to receive $100k in inaugural Generations Fellowships

Olivia Abbott, Tanaya Barat and Blake Rhodes are the three young emerging NSW-based musicians selected to take their careers to the next level through the first Generations Fellowships from Powerhouse […]More

Published: 14 April 2020



Artist Hannah Quinlivan, 2019, Canberra Light Rail, Alinga Street Terminus. Laminated glass with interlayer and shadow. Photo by Martin Ollman.

NSW Artists sought for Sydney Metro Art

Artists across the State are being called upon to submit expressions of interest to design new public artworks that will greet passengers when the 10 stations on the T3 Bankstown […]More

Published: 8 April 2020



Artist Hannah Quinlivan, 2019, Canberra Light Rail, Alinga Street Terminus. Laminated glass with interlayer and shadow. Photo by Martin Ollman.

Southwest Metro – Public Art EOI

Create NSW is calling for artists to register their interest to develop an integrated artwork for station glass panels for 10 of Sydney’s Southwest Metro stations.More

Published: 7 April 2020



Teresa Margolles, Untitled, 2020, mixed-media installation. Installation view (2020) for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, National Art School. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with assistance from Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich. Photo by Zan Wimberley.

What’s on online in NSW arts and culture

Culture is not cancelled – some of NSW’s leading arts and cultural organisations have gone digital and are bringing exhibitions, festivals, and performances to your door. Here are just a few of the many online options on offer from across NSW – so you can still get your culture fix while also supporting our local artists, organisations, and institutions.More

Published: 3 April 2020



COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update for Create NSW funded clients: Tuesday 24 March 2020

We know that for many there are real emerging and immediate challenges to your businesses due to COVID-19, and we are working quickly to more deeply understand the impacts. We are also in discussions with the Australia Council, and other State and Federal agencies to ensure we fully understand the impacts on the sector.More

Published: 26 March 2020