COVID-19 update: Friday 20 March 2020

In response to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, Create NSW is currently working with NSW Health and State and Federal Government agencies to provide advice to arts and cultural organisations.

We know that for many there are real emerging and immediate challenges to your businesses, and we are working quickly to more deeply understand the impacts on the sector across the State. We are also in discussions with the Australia Council for the Arts, and other State and Federal agencies to ensure we fully understand the impacts on the sector at this time.

In the meantime, we recommend all clients follow the advice from NSW Health on efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which includes focusing on hand hygiene and social distancing measures along with routine cleaning of high frequency touch points. For up to date information and advice and to access translated resources from NSW Health, please visit

We will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 as the situation develops and keep you informed on news relating to the sector as it comes to hand through regular communication and on this website.

We hope you remain safe and well during this time.

Published: 20 March 2020