Create NSW is proud to support major festivals. Through these festivals, homegrown musicians, artists, and performers from across NSW take centre stage. They connect with audiences in some of our favourite spaces.
The Sydney Festival is Australia’s premier arts and cultural festival. It's a highlight of the city’s annual calendar, held at the start of each year. It features vibrant music, theatre, dance and other events across Sydney.
The Sydney Film Festival features award-winning films from international film festivals, Australian premieres and world premieres. There are panel talks, debates, industry networking events and conferences tailored to Australian and global film industries.
The Biennale of Sydney is a leading international contemporary art event. It plays a major role in Australia’s engagement with the world, and a meaningful role in the life of the nation.
The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW. There's over 450 events presented in over 70 venues across Greater Sydney each year. Each September emerging artists and culture creators from all over the city join forces with us to share Sydney’s stories, presenting new work from all genres.
The Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s largest annual celebration of literature and ideas. Featuring international and Australian authors. Comes alive each May with new ideas, discussion and debate.
Sculpture by the Sea takes place each year on the Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk. It's the world's largest free to the public sculpture exhibition. The spectacular coastal walk is transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring more than 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
Byron Writers Festival
The annual Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s largest and leading regional celebration of storytelling, literature and ideas. Each year we present more than 150 sessions during Festival Week. It attracts an audience of approximately 12,000 people (or 70,000 individual attendances) in the stunning surrounds of Byron Bay.