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Research and evidence underpins Create NSW approach to policy and service delivery in NSW.

Research links

Use these links to access current research into the arts and culture from both Australian and international sources.More

Year in Review 2021-2022

Create NSW’s first ever Year in Review 2021-22 is a celebration of the many milestones reached, dreams realised and ambitious projects delivered across every region and artform. The Year in […]More

Image courtesy Australian Festival Association. Photo: David Kan

Outlook brighter for the return of NSW live audiences

NSW audiences are re-engaging with Arts and Culture events, according to the latest Audience Outlook Monitor report undertaken by Patternmakers, with Create NSW’s support. While the return to pre-pandemic attendance […]More

Creative Kids Process Evaluation Interim Report

The Creative Kids program has been evaluated by ARTD Consultants. This interim process evaluation assesses the delivery of the Creative Kids program across the first two years of its lifecycle […]More

Review of NSW Arts and Cultural Sector Service Needs: Final Report and Recommendations

The Create NSW Review of Arts & Cultural Sector Service Needs was an important element of the reform of the Arts and Cultural Funding Program, commenced in 2019. The Service […]More

Minerva Theatre Feasibility Study

The Minerva Theatre – also known as the Metro Theatre – is a 1930s Art Deco local landmark building located in Potts Point. It was used for live performances and […]More

State Theatre, Sydney Film Festival 2019 Opening Night. Courtesy the Festival.

Screen NSW COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

In April 2020 Screen NSW launched a Screen Impact Survey to learn about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on screen industry workplaces and practitioners. The results provide Screen NSW […]More

Audience Outlook Monitor results

Results from the October Audience Outlook Monitor survey are now available. In October 2022, Patternmakers, with the support of Create NSW, conducted the latest round of the Audience Outlook Monitor. […]More

Common Reporting Metrics report infographic

The Common Reporting Metrics report

A spotlight on the NSW Cultural Institutions and State Significant Organisations Each financial year Create NSW collects data from the Cultural Institutions and State Significant Organisations of NSW. This data […]More

Create NSW Data Collection Principles

Create NSW Data Principles

Create NSW has developed a set of eight principles for the collection of data from the sector. Download the sheet below to learn more about the eight principles. Download the […]More

Economic Value of Arts, Screen and Culture to NSW report

The NSW arts, screen and cultural sectors generate significant economic and societal benefits. To better-inform decision making and policy development, this report provides a comprehensive understanding of the direct and […]More

Mapping Arts and Culture in Western Sydney report

Mapping Arts and Culture in Western Sydney report

Mapping Arts and Culture in Western Sydney aims to inform NSW Government consideration of possible strategies, policies and investments to support and promote future arts and cultural practice and participation […]More

The Value of Culture reports

Create NSW commissioned Professor Greg Clark to review and report on the value of culture in developing successful and globalised metropolitan regions. Create NSW is reimagining the Government’s support for […]More

World Cities Culture Report 2018

World Cities Culture Report 2018

The World Cities Culture Report 2018 showcases innovative programmes and policies, as well as key trends and infrastructure projects taking place across the globe. In the face of a changing […]More