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Creative Communities - the NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy

Creative Communities is the state’s Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy, recognising the unique place of the sector in NSW.

Creative Communities is an inclusive policy that puts culture, arts, and the creative industries at the heart of NSW. It provides a framework for the next 10 years that supports artists, creatives and cultural organisations and expands to include the rapidly growing creative industries.

Read more on the NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy.

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Departmental release
7 June 2024

Simpler, fairer, faster – Introducing a new approach to arts and cultural funding

Artists, arts and cultural workers and organisations from every artform across the state will benefit from a series of reforms to the Arts and Cultural Funding Program, announced by Create NSW today. 

Departmental release
30 May 2024

Next generation of Western Sydney musicians receive career-defining opportunity

FRIDAY*, Gemma Navarrete and Yellowline have been named as the recipients of the 2024 Generations - Western Sydney Music (Early Career) Fellowship, giving these talented up-and-coming solo artists and collectives the support, expert guidance and platform to help amplify their careers.

Departmental release
24 May 2024

Seventeen spectacular NSW creative productions set to tour and engage regional audiences

Audiences of all ages, from every corner of the state, will enjoy unforgettable experiences when 17 outstanding performing arts productions and cultural programs head out on tour, thanks to Create NSW’s Regional Arts Touring 2023/24 fund.

Ministerial media release
23 May 2024

Broadway-style lyric theatre coming to Parramatta Riverside

Residents of Western Sydney are set to enjoy a 1500 capacity Broadway-style lyric theatre, with the designs for the Riverside Theatre Redevelopment released today.

Departmental release
23 May 2024

Major arts and culture investment delivers more experiences for audiences and strengthens NSW creative industries

Audiences across the state will soon have access to 131 creative projects and programs that showcase the exceptional calibre of talent and imagination of NSW’s creative industries.

9 May 2024

From Gadi with love: Kate Constantine shares her devotion to Country with the world

In the heart of Paris at the Galerie Arts D’Australie - Stéphane Jacob, contemporary Gadigal artist Kate Constantine (Konstantina) opened her first solo exhibition in Europe,  Garrigarrang Badu in October 2023 . The exhibition was a culmination and celebration of years of research, self-discovery, cultural exploration, and contemporary expression. With support from a Create NSW Small Project Grant, Kate was able to travel to Paris to share her love for Gadigal Ngura (Gadigal country) through her art and storytelling with hundreds of visitors.

8 May 2024

Northern Rivers creative spaces reopen, realising renovation dreams after floods

The damage from the devastating 2022 floods meant extensive restoration and repairs were needed for many arts and cultural infrastructure and assets. The funding ensured much-needed arts and cultural organisations, like REDinc. and Coldstream Gallery in the Northern Rivers, have been able to bounce back and reopen the doors of their revitalised and refreshed spaces. 

6 May 2024

Creative leaders inspire young people through school holiday cultural workshops

Embracing the Dreamtime , a school holiday program presented by 2Rivers in Tamworth, engaged dozens of Aboriginal youth in the region to express their creativity and culture through storytelling, dance, drama and music. Four creative workshops, each five-days long and led by inspiring Aboriginal mentors, gave the young participants the chance to connect deeply with the stories of ancestors and cultural practices handed down through generations.  Over the weeks, confidence grew and cultural pride soared, while the magic of dance, music and story-telling uncovered their hidden creative talents.

29 April 2024

Space: The Final Frontier for Unleashing Creativity

In conversation with Charles Firth, Co-founder of  Sydney Writers’ Room , one of Haymarket Creative’s first tenants. 

28 March 2024

Interview with Megan Cope: On the role of art in restoration, reclamation and rebirth

Megan Cope, a multidisciplinary Quandamooka artist, has breathed new life into her practice and revealed the healing power of art, by harnessing her family’s Aboriginal knowledge, community action and a deep love of Country. Transcending the boundaries of contemporary visual art and habitat conversation, her hand built sculptural work Kinyingarra Guwinyanba (2022) has piqued major interest around the world and sparked conversations about the role of art in restoring natural habitats and cultural practice. 

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