Western Sydney set to keep lights on for Culture Up Late

Night Makers Market at Casula Powerhouse, 2022. Photo credit: Chantel Bann.

Sydneysiders and visitors are set for spectacular nights out, as eight Western Sydney arts and culture organisations keep their lights on – and the entertainment flowing with a series of late-night programs and events.

The NSW Government has committed over $1 million to expand the Culture Up Late initiative to Western Sydney and support eight local arts and cultural organisations to keep their doors open late.

Broadening the scope of this program is a key priority of the NSW Government to boost the revitalisation of the state’s economy.

Western Sydney is home to an innovative and vibrant arts and culture sector, and the expansion of the initiative will see that local businesses, visitors, and residents benefit from an increase in arts and cultural experiences.

Arts and culture are key economic drivers for NSW and this targeted support for Western Sydney’s cultural institutions will go a long way in helping bring our CBDs back to life, and encouraging people to spend a fun and safe night out and about with their friends and families.

Culture Up Late: Western Sydney gives locals and visitors more opportunities to enjoy all that our wonderful arts and cultural organisations have to offer, from exhibitions, to events, live music, food trucks and film screenings. There really is something for everyone.

This initiative also delivers on the NSW Government’s 24-Hour Economy commitment to extend and promote opening hours for cultural institutions.

Trialling late opening of cultural venues offers Sydneysiders and visitors alike a more diverse night-time offering.

Bankstown Arts Centre, Blacktown Arts, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse, Granville Arts Centre, Penrith Performing and Visual Arts, City of Parramatta Council, and Rouse Hill Estate are participating in Culture Up Late: Western Sydney.

Check participating organisations’ websites for individual hours and specific programming. Culture Up Late: Western Sydney will run until June 2022 and is one of the many NSW Government CBD revitalisation initiatives designed to support businesses, jobs and boost Sydney’s cultural life.

Image: Night Makers Market at Casula Powerhouse, 2022. Photo credit: Chantel Bann.

Published: 4 May 2022