About the region
Western Sydney is 13 local government areas. It is home to NSW’s second largest population of Aboriginal people and is one of the fastest growing populations in Australia. The region's population come from more than 170 countries, speak over 100 languages, and will grow to over 3 million people in the next 20 years.
With this diversity and growth comes a thriving arts and culture sector. Local and state governments are investing in the region to provide opportunities and attract new audiences.
Dharug, Gundungurra and Dharawal Nations
Arts facilities and infrastructure
Create Programs in Western Sydney
Culture Up Late supports spaces to open to 9:00pm to their world-class exhibitions, live music and DJ sets, film screenings, workshops and talks, with pop-up bars and dining.
Casula Up Late, Casula Powerhouse. Photo: Chantel Bann
19 Australian and local NSW artists were selected to create public art for the new metro line. The artworks reflect the evolving stories of the places and communities connected by the metro.
Life/Blood by Lucy Simpson, Punchbowl Station.
Western Sydney artist organisations and groups
Western Sydney Arts Alliance
Western Sydney Arts Alliance advocates for the vitality and uniqueness of Western Sydney’s artists and creatives.
Arts and Cultural Exchange
ACE provides creative support to some of Western Sydney’s most underrepresented communities.
Spellbound storytime performers Suraiya and Rubina, 2020. Photo: Chanel Bial
Parramatta Artists' Studios
Parramatta Artists’ Studios (PAS) is the home for creative production in Western Sydney. We empower and equip artists to build thriving and sustainable creative lives.
Work by Liam Benson, 5 cards, commissioned by Parramatta Artists' Studios. Photo by Jacquie Manning.