Live performances to reignite Sydney

The Flying Nun by Brand X featuring Ninefold Ensemble, May 2019. Photo by Jessica Lindsay for City of Sydney.

The Flying Nun by Brand X featuring Ninefold Ensemble, May 2019. Photo by Jessica Lindsay for City of Sydney.

Sydney’s city centre is set for a new playlist with 39 projects to benefit from more than $1 million in funding through the Play the City (Sydney) NSW Round Two Grants.

The funding is part of the CBD Revitalisation program to help reactivate the Sydney CBD by supporting individuals, venues and arts organisations to present live performances to help rebuild visitor numbers following the pandemic.

Play the City (Sydney) will bring the beat back to the centre of Sydney through live performance throughout 2021, keeping people jobs and keeping businesses in business.

Play the City (Sydney) is one initiative in a range of measures that will support live performance and encourage audiences back to the CBD over the coming months.

Through 39 projects, this funding will support over 900 artists and the broader live music and performance scene, including diverse and inclusive Australian music events spanning Sydney venues such as the Oxford Art Factory, Darling Square and TAFE NSW Eora, which will be activated by emerging contemporary musicians, Neo Pop performances, album launches, and of course live music.

The Play the City (Sydney) funding program is supporting a program of activities, events and performances that activate the Sydney CBD, and provides an opportunity for audiences to experience artists presenting new work and live performance events.

See the full list of recipients.

Image: The Flying Nun by Brand X featuring Ninefold Ensemble, May 2019. Photo by Jessica Lindsay for City of Sydney.
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Published: 26 March 2021