Create NSW Feature stories

Hear in depth stories from some of our community's incredible talent and the projects they have been working on with the support of Create NSW.

FLING Physical Theatre Annual Program 2022 Image credit: Madison Phillips
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5 July 2024

Gillian Kayrooz awarded the 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging)

Artspace and Create NSW would like to congratulate Gillian Kayrooz , the recipient of the 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) at the official exhibition launch at Artspace.

Departmental release
25 June 2024

Ten interns build skills through valuable creative pathways

Ten talented practitioners with disability will soon embark on exciting professional development opportunities in the creative industries, following their selection for the NSW Government’s 2024 Createability Internship Program. 

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.

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. 

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