Homegrown LGBTIQA+ Talent Shines During Sydney WorldPride
Create NSW is supporting more than 30 creative, home-grown and fabulous arts and culture projects and events, included in a unique WorldPride Arts program as part of Sydney WorldPride Festival in 2023.
In partnership with Sydney WorldPride, Create NSW has invested over $1 million to support grassroots organisations, artists and projects spanning First Nations arts, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature and multi arts.
The Sydney WorldPride Arts Festival highlights the depth and diversity of NSW’s creative LGBTIQA+ talent with works by LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal artists, young people, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Dan Clarke, Sydney WorldPride Festival Creative Director said Sydney WorldPride is the first festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, including a curated arts program of over 70 events.
“The majority of these are new works that will premiere as part of the festival. We are extremely grateful for the generous support of Create NSW in helping us showcase such incredible and exciting LGBTQIA+ talent from across Australia,” Mr Clarke said.
Additionally, Hayes Theatre Company has received funding to present a special Sydney WorldPride production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opening on 16 February, 2023.
The 2023 Sydney World Pride festival will take place from 17 February to 5 March 2023, coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the first Mardi Gras Parade and the 50th Anniversary of the first Australian Gay Pride Week.
The WorldPride Arts projects supported by Create NSW include:
- 24 hour Grumble Boogie
- Archer Life Series: Archer Magazine Queer Ideas Forum on Gender, Sex Work and Polyamory
- All the Sex I’ve Ever Had
- Australian Design Centre, Queer Mart and Unravelling Queerly
- Behind the Zip – An Australian Drag King History Exhibition
- Blessed Union
- Choir Boy – Tony Award winning play by Academy Award-Winning Writer, Tarell Alvin McCraney.
- City Recital Hall World Pride Concerts: Switched On: The Teaches of Peaches
- Claudia Bailey and ATYP, Right Here: Stories from the heart
- Club Chrome: Fxckery
- ANTRA, Coming Out, Coming Home – An interactive community portrait project for the Queer Chinese in Australia community
- Deborah Kelly, CREATION : CEREMONY
- Day for Night: The Pleasure Arc
- Hayes Theatre Co, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- CEMENT FONDU: Linger, Dash, Talk exhibition
- Innerwest Council, Youth Ball and Vogue Workshop
- Mama Alto & Maude Davey, Gender Euphoria: Mighty Real
- Mo’Ju with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
- Out & Loud & Proud
- Queers of Java
- Rainbow Elders Muru-ba: First Nations LGBTIQA+ Trailblazers
- Robyn Kennedy, CAMP A new theatrical work by Elias Jamieson Brown. Directed by Kate Gaul.
- Sarah Ward & Bec Matthews, The Rainbow Tree by Fat Fruit
- Sex Magick
- Sunderella: A Queer Bollywood Twist on Cinderella
- Swarm Film Festival
- The Air Was Electric – A photographic exhibition of iconic Australian queer artist David McDiarmid’s photographs
- The Coming Back Out Salon
- The Dan Daw Show
- UNSW Galleries, THE PARTY and Dyke Bar Sydney ‘23
- Vonne Patiag, The Life Cycle of Blanco
- William Yang, Gay Sydney: A Memoir
- Worship Queer Collective, Don’t Cha Wish You Yum Cha?
Image: The Rainbow Tree by Fat Fruit Courtesy of Sydney WorldPride