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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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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. 

Ministerial media release
29 February 2024

A Sound future for music in NSW

The ten-year plan to rebuild the music sector in NSW takes another important step forward as Sound NSW holds its first advisory board meeting of representatives from a cross-section of the industry.

Ministerial media release
23 February 2024

Sydney’s first Centre for LGBTQIA History and Culture opens at the Old Darlinghurst Police Station

A new permanent home of Sydney’s first Centre for LGBTQIA+ History and Culture will be officially open to the public from today at the site of the former Darlinghurst Police Station.

Departmental release
1 February 2024

Search begins for next top Western Sydney musicians

The search is on across Western Sydney to find the three talented contemporary musicians who will take their musical careers to new heights through the six-month 2024 Generations – Western Sydney Music (Early Career) Fellowship residencies.

31 January 2024

Lovin’ original Aussie musicals: In conversation with NSW musical theatre maestro Laura Murphy

What do Australian politics, Shakespeare, a Zombie apocalypse and pop music all have in common? The answer is NSW performer/composer Laura Murphy – the creative who brought us Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream reimagined as The Lovers, the musical retelling of a chapter in Australia’s political history in The Dismissal and a new production, Zombie! The Musical, set to debut in March . Her contemporary lyrics and catchy pop music melodies break the convention of ‘serious’ theatre genres – and local audiences can’t get enough. Create NSW spoke with Laura where she reflected on her journey from music-school drop-out to full time composer of multiple original score Australian musicals.

Departmental release
31 January 2024

Internships open doors for creatives with disability

Applications are open for a career-enhancing opportunity for creative practitioners with disability or who are d/Deaf to intern with some of NSW’s leading arts and screen organisations. 

30 January 2024

PA777IENCE shares insights from her Generations Fellowship

Meet PA777IENCE (formerly known as Clarissa Mei) – an artist and multi-instrumentalist based on Dharug Country in Western Sydney and a recipient of the Generations Fellowship in 2023.  Both the producer and vocalist on her tracks, PA777IENCE’s style evokes 90s neo-soul with a glossy coat of future R’n’B. Her lyrics are honest and empowering, chronicling the everyday twists, turns, and reflections of a 20-something finding their feet in the modern world. Create NSW caught up with PA777IENCE during her six-month residency at Powerhouse to find out where the journey has led her.

Departmental release
20 December 2023

More arts and cultural experiences for everyone

Millions of arts and culture lovers and visitors across the state, including regional NSW and Western Sydney, are set to enjoy homegrown arts and cultural experiences thanks to support from Create NSW. Thousands of local artists and creative industry workers will deliver an exciting range of activities and programs, supported through the first round of the Arts and Cultural Funding Program (ACFP) for 2023/24, sharing in more than $9.3 million in funding.

20 December 2023

NORPA's epic outdoor theatre event 'Flow' draws big crowds and showcases new mobile AV production equipment 

Lismore-based Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) recently demonstrated the power of arts and culture to unite a community, tell ancient stories and build resilience after the 2022 floods devastated the region. Thanks to a Creative Capital grant from Create NSW, the creative team was equipped with a new state-of-the-art, fully-mobile and weather-proof AV kit to produce an epic outdoor theatre experience for the community.

Ministerial media release
14 December 2023

The Gunnery transforms into Sydney’s next contemporary art space

The 120 year-old Gunnery warehouse at Woolloomooloo is re-opening as an internationally significant contemporary art and cultural space that will support emerging and established artists.

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