Homegrown LGBTIQA+ Talent Shines During Sydney WorldPride

The Rainbow Tree by Fat Fruit

The Rainbow Tree by Fat Fruit Image: Courtesy of 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:

Image: The Rainbow Tree by Fat Fruit  Courtesy of Sydney WorldPride