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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



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

NSW harmonises with Make Music Day 2020

Held on Sunday 21 June, Create NSW is encouraging communities and music-lovers to engage in this year’s Make Music Day, the annual global free festival celebrating music via online events […]More

Published: 18 June 2020



Newcastle Museum. Image: courtesy the museum.

COVID-19 safety rules and guidance for arts, screen and culture in NSW

From 1 July 2020, Public Health Orders in NSW were significantly eased, and most businesses including arts and culture venues will be able to reopen with COVID-19 Safety Plans and physical distancing protocols in place. As the public health conditions of COVID-19 are dynamic and subject to change at any time, Create NSW has developed this online resource to be updated with new material as it is released.More

Published: 16 June 2020



Genevieve Clay-Smith, John Batchelor and Emily Dash in Groundhog Night. Photo by Bus Stop Films.

Emily Dash’s Groundhog Night uses comedy to challenge perceptions of disability

Writer and actor Emily Dash delved into writing her first solo short film script for her new film Groundhog Night, uncovering the interesting and often-hilarious impact that living with a […]More

Published: 15 June 2020



Diving In co-directors and co-writers Adam Bowes and Nina Oyama. Photo by Dario Hardaker.

Filmmaker Adam Bowes makes a splash at the 67th Sydney Film Festival

Triple threat Adam Bowes co-wrote, co-directed, and takes the lead role in his short film Diving In. Ahead of the World Premiere of Diving In at Sydney Film Festival we […]More

Published: 15 June 2020



Anthea Williams behind the scenes of Safety Net. Photo by Kelly Gardner.

Theatre director Anthea Williams breaks barriers with Safety Net

With the goal of having her work reach a broader audience, theatre director Anthea Williams has turned her attention to directing for the screen with her film Safety Net which […]More

Published: 15 June 2020



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