Create Connects Grant Information Sessions

Create Connects – Arts & Culture series

We’re offering a series of grant information sessions to provide artists and arts and cultural organisations information on the Arts and Cultural Funding Program. Please check back for new sessions and updates regularly.

Upcoming  sessions

Are you a NSW artist, group or arts and cultural organisation? Are you considering applying for Round Two of the Arts and Cultural Funding Program?

Join Create NSW staff at various locations across Sydney for an in depth information session on the Arts and Cultural Funding Program. In these face-to-face sessions you’ll learn about specific funding categories, application processes, eligibility requirements and tips on how to submit a competitive application. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Register for an information session below.

When: Monday 28 November, 11am – 1pm
107 Projects, Redfern
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When: Monday 28 November, 5pm – 7pm
Where: Inner West Council, Ashfield Customer Service Centre, Ashfield
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When: Tuesday 29 November, 10am-12pm
Where: Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, Leichhardt
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When: Tuesday 29 November, 5pm – 7pm
Where: The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown
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When: Thursday 1 December, 11am-1pm
Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, Bankstown
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When: Thursday 1 December, 5pm-7pm
Where: Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta
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When: Monday 5 December, 2pm-5pm
Where: Cavanbah Centre, Coffs Harbour
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When: Tuesday 6 December, 9am -12pm
Where: Murwillumbah Civic & Cultural Centre, Murwillumbah
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When: Tuesday 6 December, 11am-1pm
Where: Mudgee Arts Precinct, Mudgee
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When: Wednesday 7 December, 11am-1pm
Where: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
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When: Tuesday 13 December, 9.30am-11.30am
Where: Illawarra Aboriginal Cooperation, Wollongong
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Create Ideas 2021

Create NSW has curated a series of panel discussions on a range of thought-provoking and insightful topics. Watch the videos below.

Exploring the Future – Museum Protocols and Practices
Join presenter, Colin Kinchela in a lively online discussion with Aunty Jeanette Crew OAM and David Crew, Djon Mundine OAM, Alison Williams, and Matt Poll. Global shifts in museum practices are promoting more cross-cultural and polyvocal approaches to collection interpretation and to the audience experience. New processes for museums are evolving from the role of closed authoritative sites of knowledge to facilitators – to reflect public discourse within the communities they operate. Watch now.

Taking Up Residence
Join our all-female First Nation’s panel discussion – Taking Up Residence – hosted by Lily Shearer. Lily will lead and engage in a culturally rich conversation with First People’s artists Lorrayne Fishenden, Bethany Thornber, and Alison Williams about their experiences of leading and participating in On-Country Residencies in regional NSW.

Taking Up Residence provides a unique opportunity to hear about First People’s arts practices and what they mean in residencies, advocation of infrastructure for First Peoples’ residencies, Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property (ICIP) and inclusion practices for non-First Nations people. This panel inspires, challenges, and changes the way you think about creating, and developing future artworks On Country. Watch now.

24-Hour Economy – Recharging Sydney’s Creative Capital
The Sydney 24-Hour Economy Strategy was launched in September 2020 and proposes many changes for Sydney that would herald a new chapter for live music venues, restaurants, theatres, shops, cinemas, and cultural institutions – leading a revitalised economy.

You’re invited to join the Create NSW Idea’s panel The 24-Hour Economy – Recharging Sydney’s Creative Capital – which will explore actions and ideas that will have a positive impact on Sydney’s 24-hour economy. The panel discusses how arts, screen and culture play a vital role in establishing a 24-hour economy. Panellists include: Fenella Kernebone (host), Lisa Havilah, Kerri Glasscock and Carla Theunissen. Watch now.

NSW Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Exchange webinar series

Create NSW will lead a series of episodes where NSW Aboriginal Arts & Culture practitioners and organisations will share their stories, expertise and resources. This online platform will enable a safe space for the NSW Aboriginal Arts & Culture Sector to engage, connect and support one another in this challenging new environment.

Previous webinars

Thursday 11 June 2020 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  – This webinar has now finished
Episode 4: Making Connections and Making Money? We chat with Aboriginal artists about the mechanisms that create income effectively online, and how artists are currently presenting their work for virtual audience engagement. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Thursday 28 May 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Episode 3: Aboriginal Arts and Culture Organisations Online. We talk about accessibility issues with the internet and digital space, and we get advice on how to plan towards presenting some kinds of Aboriginal arts and culture programming online. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Thursday 14 May 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Episode 2: Aboriginal Artists Online/Offline. We talk to NSW Aboriginal artists from theatre, music and visual arts, and ask how they are working on their practice during COVID-19 lockdown. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Friday 8 May 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Create NSW COVID-19 Initiatives – First Nations Artists Info Session. This session is for Aboriginal artists and arts organisations interested in applying for the Create NSW COVID-19 initiatives.

Thursday 30 April 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Episode 1: NSW Aboriginal Sector Support and Resources. Hear from Aboriginal leaders from the legal and business sectors about their work, and the support and advice that they can provide to NSW Aboriginal artists and organisations. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full the webinar.