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LGA Arts and Cultural Program recipients announced

The Local Government Authorities (LGA) Arts and Cultural Program will provide more than $6.6 million in total funding to Councils across NSW to support the delivery of activities over the […]More

Published: 15 September 2020



Playwright Ang Collins, 2020 recipient of the inaugural Incubator Fellowship, in partnership between Create NSW and Griffin Theatre Company. Image supplied by Griffin Theatre Company.

Ang Collins awarded the inaugural NSW Incubator Fellowship

Playwright Ang Collins has been selected as the first recipient of the inaugural Incubator Fellowship, established through a new partnership between Create NSW and Griffin Theatre Company to support an […]More

Published: 11 September 2020



Write North Writers' Group Residency recipients L-R: Robyn Cadwallader, Julie Keys, Nigel Featherstone.

Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival announce recipients of the inaugural Write North Writers’ Group Residency

Byron Writers Festival and Create NSW have announced the recipients of their inaugural Write North Writers’ Group Residency for a group of mid-career and established NSW writers – Robyn Cadwallader […]More

Published: 2 September 2020



Adrian Whitehall. Photo by Nicholas Canosa.

Composer Adrian Whitehall tunes out lockdown by tuning into nature

Composer Adrian Whitehall received a Create NSW 2019/20 Quick Response Small Project Grant to compose a new work for flute, clarinet, and double bass. Adrian shares the experience of creating […]More

Published: 13 August 2020



Create NSW calls arts and cultural experts to join Artform Advisory Boards

Create NSW is calling for expressions of interest from leading arts and cultural experts across the State for appointment to the 2020/2021 Artform Advisory Boards. The successful applicants will join […]More

Published: 10 August 2020



Ghosthunter, Ben Lawrence CCTV. Photo by Hugh Miller.

$1.7 million lifeline for NSW screen sector

Eighteen NSW production companies have been announced as recipients of over $1.7 million in funding through Screen NSW’s new Slate Development Fund. The funding will enable the delivery of 66 […]More

Published: 6 August 2020



Natural Order Film Shoot (2018), Milk Crate Theatre. Photo by Lisa Walton.

$10M in Multi-Year arts funding to foster the sector

The NSW Government has announced the recipients of a $10 million multi-year arts funding boost to support 58 small to medium independent arts organisations for up to four years. The […]More

Published: 30 July 2020



The 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship finalists: (From top left) Kate Brown, Julia Gutman, Tiyan Baker, Nadia Hernández, Dennis Golding, Akil Ahamat, Tarik Ahlip and Kirtika Kain.

Shortlisted recipients of distinguished Visual Arts Fellowship announced

Eight emerging visual artists from NSW have been shortlisted for the 2020 Create NSW and Artspace Visual Arts Fellowship. In its 24th year with Artspace, the prestigious $30,000 Fellowship provides […]More

Published: 28 July 2020



Sam Beazley, Dancer/ Workshop Leader. Photo courtesy of Shaun Parker & Company.

Creative Kids Program: Shaun Parker & Company Launch New Dance Workshops

With many of us homebound in recent months, Sydney dance organisation Shaun Parker & Company has found innovative ways to connect with young people through dance. In time for the […]More

Published: 10 July 2020



An artist's impression of the Multi Arts Place (MAP) – Lake Macquarie Council.

Green light for multi-art facility

A state-of-the-art facility funded by Create NSW’s Regional Cultural Fund is on track to showcase contemporary art and performance in Lake Macquarie within 12 months. Following development approval last week, […]More

Published: 8 July 2020



Bruce Pascoe's 2019 conversation with Kerry O’Brien drew capacity crowds under a sunny winter’s sky at Byron Writers Festival. Photo by Kurt Petersen Photography.

Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival seek writers for Write North Writers’ Group Residency

Applications are now open for mid-career to established NSW writers for the Write North Writers’ Group Residency through a new partnership with Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival. The Residency, […]More

Published: 3 July 2020



Sydney Dance Company Virtual Studio, Adult: Dance at Home online dance classes. Photo by Sydney Dance Company.

Over $650,000 delivered to arts and culture sector through COVID-19 support initiatives

The NSW Government through Create NSW is supporting 70 recipients with more than $650,000 funding as part of initiatives specifically targeted to the small to medium sized arts and cultural […]More

Published: 30 June 2020



Wart at the opening of The Abyss at Griffith University Art Museum 2019 in front of her work Bathtub Babes. Curated by Naomi Evans. Photo by Amelia Donald.

With character and mischief, Wart’s art pushes boundaries and ideas on mental health

Drawing on her own experiences and insights as a visual artist and performer, Wart explores ideas and perceptions around mental health. We spoke to Wart about how she has sustained […]More

Published: 25 June 2020



A.GIRL. Photo by Kumehanik.

The Street University to livestream NSW’s finest talent for Make Music Day 2020

As part of Make Music Day 2020 The Street University LIVE, an online platform linking young artists to professionals in a collaborative virtual setting, will be launching at 5pm on […]More

Published: 19 June 2020



Courtesy of Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony gets a clever karaoke and digital-performance treatment

On Make Music Day this year Classical Karaoke will connect musicians of all levels and ages from across the globe, tuning in to play an arrangement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, […]More

Published: 19 June 2020



Photo by Gabriella Dinallo – courtesy of Eora Theatre.

TAFE NSW Eora Make Music Day 2020 celebrations go online

TAFE NSW Eora brings a vibrant First Nations sound to Make Music Day 2020 with four campuses streaming performances online. We spoke to the team at Eora to learn what […]More

Published: 19 June 2020