Create Connects Webinars

Create Connects Webinars

Create Connects – Arts & Culture webinar series

We’re offering a series of webinars to provide artists and arts and cultural organisations information on the Arts and Cultural Funding Program, Fellowship opportunities and changes to Public Health Orders. Please check back for new webinars and updates.

Upcoming webinars

Friday 29 October 2021, 10am – Festival Relaunch Package
This webinar will provide festival organisations with information about the NSW Government’s recently announced COVID support relaunch package. We encourage you to join this webinar to hear more about how eligible festivals can be supported through this package. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, discuss eligibility requirements, assessment processes and how to put your best application forward. Register now.

Friday 29 October 2021, 12.30pm – Performing Arts Relaunch Package
This webinar will provide performing arts organisations with information about the NSW Government’s recently announced COVID support relaunch package. We encourage you to join this webinar to hear more about how eligible performances can be supported through this package. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, discuss eligibility requirements, assessment processes and how to put your best application forward. Register now.

Previous webinars

Monday 18 October 2021, 10am – Patternmakers and audience ‘pulse check’ for reopening
Please join us for a presentation by Tandi Palmer Williams from Patternmakers, to discuss recent research into audience readiness to return to arts and culture spaces and events. Launched in May 2020, the Audience Outlook Monitor is a multi-phase study tracking audience sentiment in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each phase involves a cross-sector collaborative survey process involving 130 arts and culture organisations, including museums, galleries, performing arts organisations and festivals. This webinar will cover Patternmakers’ findings about audiences emerging from NSW’s recent lockdown. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Thursday 30 September 2021, 11am – Createability Information Session (Part Two)
Create NSW staff will be joined by previous successful Createability interns who will discuss the application process and how to put your best application forward. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. This session will be live captioned and have an Auslan Interpreter. Speakers include: Morwenna Collett (Create NSW) and 2018 Createability Interns, Joel Pragnel and Jack Dowdell. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Friday 1 October 2021, 10am – Roadmap to Reopening Update
The NSW Government announced further information relating to the three stages of the Roadmap to Reopening. Create NSW invites you to a webinar outlining the information available to help prepare for reopening. We will address: stage 1 – 70% double dose vaccination, stage 2 – 80% double dose vaccination, stage 3 – 1 December 2021, settings to be confirmed or clarified and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 11am – Createability Information Session (Part One)
Create NSW staff will be joined by Accessible Arts and representatives from previous Createbility host organisations who will discuss the internship program and the positive outcomes it has achieved for both the interns and organisations. This session will be live captioned and have an Auslan Interpreter. Speakers include: Morwenna Collett (Create NSW), Liz Martin (Accessible Arts), Chris Tooher (Sydney Festival), Janelle Ryan (Sydney Opera House) and Libbie Doherty (ABC). Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Monday 13 September 2021, 1pm – COVID-19 Update (Regional NSW restrictions, ‘General Area’ restrictions, and vaccination questions)
As current restrictions in regional NSW are expected to shift in the coming days, and in light of questions received regarding future restrictions and vaccination requirements for the arts and culture sector, Create NSW invites you to a webinar on COVID-19 updates. We will address; r
estrictions in regional NSW, ‘General Area’ restrictions and where these might apply, vaccination requirements for the arts and culture sector. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Wednesday 8 September 2021, 2pm – Small Project Grants Information Session
If you’re an individual applying for Create NSW’s 21/22 Arts & Culture Funding Program – Small Project Grants we recommend that you sign up for this webinar. Create NSW staff will discuss the guidelines, assessment criteria and support material requirements and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Tuesday 7 September 2021, 11am – Incubator Theatre Fellowship Information Session
NSW emerging theatre practitioners are invited to attend this webinar with Griffin Theatre Company and previous Incubator Fellowship recipient Ang Collins to discuss the NSW Theatre (Emerging) Fellowship. Attendees will gain further insight into the application process and find out how to put a competitive application forward. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Monday 6 September 2021, 12pm – NSW Musical Theatre Fellowship (Established) Information Session
NSW established composers, writers and/or creative group practitioners are invited to attend this webinar with Hayes Theatre Co. General Manager, Will Harvey and Program Committee members Richard Carroll and Michelle Guthrie to discuss the NSW Musical Theatre (Established) Fellowship. Attendees will gain further insight into the application process and find out how to put a competitive application forward. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Service Needs Strategic Fund – meet the successful applicants
Six peak arts organisations share in over $388,000 funding to deliver professional development and capacity building projects over the next three years through Create NSW’s Service Needs Strategic Fund. In this webinar, the successful recipients discuss how they will use the funding to deliver projects that will build skills-based programs to directly benefit NSW’s creative community. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar

Tuesday 10 August 2021, 11am – Literature Artform Board Information Session
Create NSW staff will be joined by Literature Artform Board Chair, Jennifer Byrne, Artform Board member Felicity Castagna and previous successful applicant Joshua Santospirito from the Comic Art Workshop – to discuss what makes a strong application and answer your questions about preparing your application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.  

Tuesday 10 August 2021, 2pm – Contemporary Music Artform Board Information Session
Create NSW staff will be joined by Contemporary Music Artform Board Chair, John Oddy, Artform Board member Jane Slingo and previous successful applicants independent artist Sally Coleman and Vulindlela Mkwananzi from True Vibenation – to discuss what makes a strong application and answer your questions about preparing your application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Wednesday 11 August 2021, 11am – Museums and History Artform Board Information Session
Create NSW staff will be joined by members of the Museums and History Artform Board, Clothilde Bullen and Julie Baird, as well as representatives from the previously successful Port Macquarie Historical Society and the Golden Memories Millthorpe Museum – to discuss what makes a strong application and answer your questions about preparing your application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Thursday 12 August 2021, 11am – Dance and Physical Theatre Artform Board Information Session
Create NSW staff will be joined by Dance and Physical Theatre Artform Board members, Caroline Spence, Alice Cadwell and a previous successful applicant Cecily Hardy from Legs on the Wall – to discuss what makes a strong application and answer your questions about preparing your application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Friday 30 July 2021, 1pm – Risk Management during COVID-19 – this webinar has now finished.
Join Creative Plus Business Director Monica Davidson in discussing how the arts and cultural sector can ensure effective risk management in the current climate and how to plan in line with changing Public Health Orders and restrictions. Monica will be joined by guest speaker Kerri Glasscock, Director of Sydney Fringe Festival. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Thursday 22 July 2021, 11am – Budget information session
Create NSW staff will discuss the Viability section of the application form, milestones and project plans, how to complete the budget template and support material requirements. This webinar is for both individual and organisation applicants. There will be an opportunity to ask questions through the webinar. An Auslan Interpreter and live captioning will be available in this webinar. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Thursday 22 July 2021, 2pm – How to submit video responses in the application form
Create NSW staff will outline the steps to submit a video response to questions in the application form. Please note that this option is only available for applications to Project funding and Creative Koori Projects funding that are requesting less than $20,000. Staff will provide tips on what makes a good video application and how to best address the assessment criteria. Live captioning will be available in this webinar. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Wednesday 21 July 2021 – NSW COVID-support package for the live music sector
In this webinar for the live music sector, Create NSW staff will discuss eligibility requirements and the application process for the NSW Government’s $75 million COVID support package. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Wednesday 21 July 2021 – NSW COVID-support package for the performing arts sector
In this webinar for the performing arts sector, Create NSW staff will discuss eligibility requirements and the application process for the NSW Government’s $75 million COVID support package. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Wednesday 21 July 2021 – Introduction to the key changes to the Art and Cultural Funding Program and how to make an application
Create NSW staff will discuss funding opportunities for individual artists and organisations, the Arts and Cultural Funding Program Guidelines and assessment criteria, and helpful resources available for applicants to assist with making an application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Tuesday 20 July 2021 – Creative Koori Projects information session
Create NSW Aboriginal staff will discuss the Creative Koori Projects Guidelines, assessment criteria in detail, support material requirements and the Creative Kids program. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Tuesday 20 July 2021 – Funding information session for artists with disability
Create NSW staff will be joined by Liz Martin from Accessible Arts to discuss funding opportunities for individual artists, the Arts and Cultural Funding Program Guidelines and assessment criteria and how to make an application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Friday 9 July 2021 – COVID-19 lockdown and restriction updates – This webinar has now finished.
In anticipation of announcements to be made by the NSW Government over the coming week, the webinar will answer questions and provide updates relating to the current lockdown in Greater Sydney and restrictions for regional NSW. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Tuesday 15 June 2021 – This webinar has now finished.
Create NSW staff from Funding, Policy and representatives from the Australia High Commission, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the British Council discuss the UK/Australia 2021/22 Season. We discuss the EOI process, the Season’s theme Who are we now?, the exchange program between Australia and the UK, and touring and international travel in the COVID-19 global context.

Tuesday 4 May 2021 – This webinar has now finished.
This webinar is an opportunity to hear about Small Project Grants for Make Music Day 2021. We take you through the application forms, walk you through the funding guidelines and discuss the opportunities.

Thursday 1 April 2021 – This webinar has now finished. 
Following the NSW Government’s announcement of easing COVID-19 restrictions from Monday 29 March 2021, we discuss the changes to the NSW Public Health Orders and guidelines. We discuss how these changes impact entertainment venues, major entertainment facilities, outdoor events, singing and dancing, masks and social distancing. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar

Friday 12 March 2021 – This webinar has now finished.
NSW emerging visual artists are invited to attend this webinar where we will be joined by Artspace to discuss the NSW Visual Arts (Emerging) Fellowship. Applicants to the round are encouraged to attend this session to gain further insight into the application process, the Fellowship exhibition with Artspace, and tips for planning your professional development program.

Monday 8 March 2021 – This webinar has now finished.
Group singing is now part of the NSW Public Health Orders and the capacity for indoor singing has recently increased to 30 people. If you or your organisation is involved in group singing, we invite you to join this webinar. We will discuss the recent changes to the Public Health Orders and singing as part of this legislation, as well as how to write a COVID-Safe plan, and where to submit it. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Tuesday 2 March 2021 – This webinar has now finished
Individual artists, musicians and organisations applying for Play the City (Sydney): NSW Artists and Musicians Round Two are invited to join this webinar. We will be joined by City of Sydney as we take you through the application forms, walk you through the funding guidelines, and discuss City of Sydney’s funding opportunities and venue options.

Thursday 25 February 2021 – This webinar has now finished
Aboriginal emerging curators and arts and cultural workers are invited to join this webinar where we will be joined by curatorial and exhibitions staff from the Art Gallery of NSW to discuss the NSW Aboriginal Curatorial Placement Fellowship (Emerging). Applicants to the Placement are encouraged to attend this session to gain further insight into the Placement program and tips for preparing an application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar

Tuesday 16 February 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Aboriginal artists, knowledge holders and cultural practitioners are invited to attend this webinar where we will be joined by Indigenous Librarians from the State Library of NSW to discuss the NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellowship. Applicants to the Fellowship are encouraged to attend this session to gain further insight into the Library’s collection, how to access their resources and tips for preparing an application. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Monday 15 February 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Following the NSW Government’s announcement of easing COVID-19 restrictions on 10 February 2021, this webinar will talk through any changes to the Public Health Orders and guidelines that were implemented on 21 December 2020. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Thursday 11 February 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Classical Music, Opera and Choral Artform Board webinar for applicants applying for 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 2. Learn about the grant assessment process, what the Classical Music, Opera and Choral Board is looking for in your applications, and how to make your application stand out. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Friday 12 February 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Festivals Artform Board webinar for arts and cultural organisations applying for 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 2. Learn about the grant assessment process, what the Festivals Board is looking for in your applications, and how to make your application stand out. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Tuesday 9 February 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Artists with disability applying for 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 2 will learn about the funding guidelines and how to put your best application forward. Co-hosted with Accessible Arts.

Wednesday 3 February 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
How to make an application webinar. We will take you through the application forms and funding guidelines for the 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 2. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Wednesday 3 February 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – This webinar has now finished
Aboriginal artists, Aboriginal arts and cultural workers or Aboriginal organisations applying for 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 2 will learn about the funding guidelines and how to put your best application forward. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Wednesday 9 December 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
COVID-19 restrictions lifting webinar. Learn about the sweeping changes to Public Health Orders from the NSW Government’s announcement on 2 December 2020.

Friday 27 November 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – This webinar has now finished
Outdoor Events Guidelines webinar. Learn about the increased capacity for outdoors singing, carols and other outdoor events such as concerts. Watch the full webinar.

Monday 23 November 2020 10:00 – This webinar has now finished
Create Connects: Focus on Live Music. Learn about the changes to live music & entertainment regulations, Play the City (Sydney) grants & new rules about digital platforms for recording patrons.

Monday 12 October 2020 – This webinar has now finished
COVID-Safe advice for singing – from rehearsal to production. Learn about the COVID-Safe advice for group singing. Watch the full webinar. Download the presentation.

Monday 12 October 2020 – This webinar has now finished
COVID-Safe advice for bands, orchestras, and musical groups. Learn about the COVID-Safe advice for bands, orchestras, and musical groups – from community groups to professional. Watch the full webinar. Download the presentation.

Friday 9 October 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Live performance venues: 50% capacity & NSW Health answer your questions. Learn in detail about the live performance venues capacity changes and have your questions answered by NSW Health. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Monday 28 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
New advice for Theatres & COVID-Safe check-in tool. Learn about the new advice about theatre capacities that was announced 25 September 2020 & learn about the new COVID Safe Check-in feature in Service NSW’s app. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Tuesday 22 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Multi-Arts Board webinar. Learn about the grant assessment process, what the Multi-Arts Board is looking for in your applications, and how to make your application stand out. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Monday 21 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Contemporary Music Board webinar. This webinar is designed to support contemporary music applicants to address some of the common issues around budgets, how to articulate their vision and talk about the impact of their work. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full video.

Monday 21 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Theatre and Musical Theatre Board. Learn about the grant assessment process, what the Theatre and Musical Theatre Board is looking for in your applications, and how to make your application stand out.

Thursday 17 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Literature Board webinar. Learn about the grant assessment process, what the Literature Board is looking for in your applications, and how to make your application stand out.

Wednesday 16 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Aboriginal Arts & Culture Board webinar. Learn about the grant assessment process, what the Aboriginal Arts & Culture Board is looking for in your applications, and learn how to make your application stand out. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Tuesday 15 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Visual Arts Board webinar. Learn about the grant assessment process, what the Visual Arts Board is looking for in your applications, and how to make your application stand out. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar. Download the presentation.

Tuesday 15 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
How to make an application webinar. We will take you through the application forms and funding guidelines for the 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

Tuesday 15 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Dance and Physical Theatre Board webinar. Learn what makes a successful application, what the opportunities and processes are for this artform. Didn’t make the webinar?  Watch the full webinar.

Monday 14 September 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Museums and History Board webinar. Learn what makes a successful application, ask the Board questions and discuss the priority engagement areas for this artform. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the full webinar.

Monday 29 June 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Episode 8: Live Performance Venues – COVID Safe Plans and Reopening. This webinar will give the sector information to begin preparing COVID-Safe plans. We will hear from a representative from NSW Health and Lou Oppenheim, Director, Production & Events at Sydney Opera House. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Friday 29 May 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Museum and Gallery Reopening: Information for the Sector. This webinar brings together guests from NSW Health and the NSW arts and cultural sector to talk through the important details related to this announcement, including health guidelines and updates to public health orders. It is also an opportunity to share information and gain insight from museum and gallery peers across the state. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Monday 25 May 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Episode 6: Financial planning and organisational health in times of crisis. We will discuss the available Government stimulus packages, financial easements and how to access them, making changes to your annual budgets and tapping into your reserves, staying on top of ATO provisions and thinking about what to prioritise in terms of your organisation’s longer-term future. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Friday 22 May 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – This webinar has now finished
Episode 5: Health and Wellbeing in Lockdown: How art can help. We talk with three women working variously at the intersections of mental health research, mindfulness practice and the arts, about how and why art can help our mental health. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Friday 15 May 2020 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – This webinar has now finished
Episode 4: Virtual Delivery: Does putting your work online pay? We ask our panellists the question of whether digital forms of performance, publication and presentation can pay. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Friday 8 May 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Episode 3: Virtual Delivery: Putting your programs online. We talk with three programmers from very different organisations in NSW — from the top end of town to artist-led initiatives — successfully delivering a range of projects and programs online, for artists, and for audiences. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Monday 4 May 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Episode 2: Toolkit for Artists: Google Creative Lab. Hear from a group of digital experts from Google’s Creative Lab, to learn about useful online platforms and tools, which can support and develop your arts practice online. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.

Monday 27 April 2020 – This webinar has now finished
Episode 1: Before You Launch: Arts and Culture Organisations and Digital Capacity. Learn about online strategy and the capacity for organisations to enter the digital realm. Didn’t make the webinar? You can watch the full webinar.


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.

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