Create NSW is growing, empowering, and strengthening the arts, screen, music and cultural sectors in NSW.
We want to embed arts in the everyday and deliver innovative and exciting cultural services and experiences for the people of NSW.
We raise the profile, reach and impact of NSW’s arts and culture, and support the career development of artists and practitioners – to create, perform, inspire, lead and influence.
We collaborate with the creative sector, business, government and community to make creativity thrive. We want all voices heard and to have a resilient creative industry.
Manning Valley Historical Society digitising collection, made possible through the MGNSW Let’s Get Digital program, funded by Create NSW. Image: Jake Davey
Who we are
We enact government policy that supports the success and vibrancy of the NSW arts and cultural sectors, enriching the lives of audiences who live, work and visit NSW. We oversee the state's major cultural institutions, collections and facilities, to preserve our cultural history for all to enjoy.
Brolga Dance Academy, Creative Koori Projects funding recipient. Image: Trent White Aboriginal Photography
Screen NSW offers a range of grants, incentives and programs to develop the people and projects in screen and digital games industry, making NSW a global screen destination.
Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, supported by the Made in NSW Fund. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. Image: Jasin Boland
Sound NSW is dedicated to the growth and development of contemporary music in NSW. By fostering creative careers, encouraging innovation and investing in the industry, Sound NSW creates positive outcomes across the sector.
Little Quirks, ACFP funding recipient, performing at Glenworth Valley Food and Wine Festival. Image: Adam Toole
Create Infrastructure manages a pipeline of projects to create spaces for the arts to flourish. This is achieved through the delivery of government projects, advocating for the sector and assisting other government agencies with their outcomes.
Bundanon Art Museum, Regional Cultural Fund grant recipient. Image: Zan Wimberley
Creative Economy aims to maximize the impact of the creative industries on the NSW economy. This is done through a variety of initiatives and programs that activate our communities day and night.
Capacity crowds at Byron Writers Festival, ACFP Key Festivals funding recipient. Image: J Miller
What we do
Find out more about the NSW Government arts and cultural driver, Create NSW. Learn about our purpose, functions and how we support the arts for everyone to enjoy.
Create NSW staff onsite at the redevelopment of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
Diversity and inclusion
Create NSW is an entity within the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade. We believe diversity across our department allows us to be a true reflection of NSW citizens. We are a respectful workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQA+ and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
If you do require an adjustment during any recruitment process, please notify us on your application form.
If you need any support with your application, please email us: email@example.com
Powerhouse Youth Theatre Inc, The Pioneers, ACFP funding recipients. Image: Anna Kucera
Create NSW 2021-2022 year in review
Create NSW is proud to launch our first ever Year in Review 2021-22 – a celebration of the many milestones reached, dreams realised and ambitious projects delivered across every region and artform.