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Have your Say: Arts, culture and creative industries policy

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Throughout July until early September, 2023, the NSW Government called on artists and other creative industries practitioners across the state to help craft the first-ever Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy for NSW.

A new discussion paper, A New Look At Culture, guided the consultation. The focus of the consultation was on how to grow the Arts and Cultural sector – an employer of almost 1 in 10 people in Greater Sydney – in a way that is led by the people involved in the arts and creative industries. The discussion process aimed to understand what’s working, what’s not working and what fresh ideas will propel the sector forward. 

Find out more at Have Your Say

Images: Top right banner: Dennis Golding, Cast in Cast Out Artspace NSW VAEF 2020 Photo Document.

Have your say block: Gregory Carosi - Dead Reckoning. Courtesy Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery. Photo: Tayla Martin.

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Ministerial media release
18 September 2023

Joint support continues to rebuild NSW flood damaged arts and cultural infrastructure

A number of arts and cultural communities affected by severe weather and flood events in February and June last year will be supported to rebuild damaged arts and cultural infrastructure, as recovery support continues.

7 September 2023

Age-old stories brought to life through legendary puppets

Newcastle-based theatre company, Curious Legends are renowned for large scale, outdoor works – often involving multimedia projections and giant illuminated puppets. Their performances and activities have become a highlight of Newcastle Council’s cultural programming, bringing the community together and telling local stories. 

31 August 2023

Cultural connection: In conversation with Morgan Hogg

Create NSW caught up with the 2023 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) recipient, Morgan Hogg to talk about the evolution of her work, and the way heritage and cultural practice can be honoured and reimagined through artistic practice for future generations.

29 August 2023

Q&A with First Nations Director of Photography, Tyson Perkins

Tyson Perkins is an award-winning Arrernte and Kalkadoon director of photography based in Sydney, Australia. Screen NSW caught up with Perkins, fresh from the set of his latest project to discuss the power of letting go, the beauty of collaboration and the appeal of a visionary director.

Ministerial media release
9 August 2023

Holiday Break grants deliver free creative workshops for young people in regional NSW

Young people in regional NSW will enjoy free cultural, creative and performing arts workshops during the upcoming Spring and Summer holidays, through the NSW Government’s Holiday Break Program. 

8 August 2023

From Create NSW Fellowship to Miles Franklin Award: In conversation with Shankari Chandran

“Beyond happy, grateful and encouraged.” This was the joyful reaction for Sydney-based author, Shankari Chandran upon winning the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's highest literary accolade, with her third novel, Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens at a ceremony in Sydney on 25 July. Create NSW sat down with Shankari to talk about her journey writing Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens and what this momentous achievement means for her.

Ministerial media release
30 July 2023

Western Sydney to come alive after 5pm with arts and cultural drawcard

Western Sydney will be the hottest ticket in town in spring and summer as arts and culture take over the streets during evening events in Bankstown, Camden, Liverpool, Penrith, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Parramatta, and Fairfield.

26 July 2023

Morgan Hogg named 2023 Visual Art Fellowship (Emerging) recipient

Morgan Hogg has been named the recipient of the 2023 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) at the official exhibition launch at Carriageworks. Morgan Hogg was chosen from six fellowship finalists including Maddison Gibbs, Nadia Odlum, EJ Son, Natalie Quan Yau Tso and Min Wong.

19 July 2023

NSW designers take up Powerhouse Museum residency as inaugural Fellowship recipients

Three talented emerging designers – Ben Styles, Marlo Lyda and Joel Sherwood-Spring – have been selected for the inaugural NSW Design (Early-Career) Fellowship – Powerhouse Residency Program, providing a rare opportunity to enrich their professional practice under the guidance of experienced mentors at the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo.

7 July 2023

Tongue Tied: A bold take on ethics, justice and gender politics

Supported by Create NSW Small Projects Grants, Akimbo + Co staged Tongue Tied , a bold new Australian play by Sydney playwright Clare Hennessy. 

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