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NSW Government backs community bands

Twenty-seven community bands across the state will share in NSW Government funding to reach new audiences and further develop their performance skills and musicianship. Arts NSW Executive Director Michael Brealey […]More

Published: 17 March 2017



Youth music events backed by NSW Government

Eleven groups of young people across the state will be staging all-ages music events in partnership with their local community, thanks to a NSW Government $50,000 program supporting young musicians. […]More

Published: 21 February 2017



Restoration Work at Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5

To make way for the future Walsh Bay Arts Precinct redevelopment, Pier 2/3 has now closed its doors for short-term hires. Want more information and updates? Check out the vision […]More

Published: 17 February 2017



Arts and culture playing a role in the success of innovation districts

Image – White Bay Power Station, indicative artist impression, subject to change and subject to approvals. Image courtesy of UrbanGrowth NSW. Arts NSW’s research paper “Integrating arts into innovation districts” promotes […]More

Published: 15 February 2017



Photo of Khadim Ali, 2017 Western Sydney Fellow. Image: Peter Rae, Fairfax Media.

Leading Hazara artist awarded Western Sydney Fellowship

A multi-disciplinary Western Sydney based artist whose works span video, painting, drawing and textiles has been awarded the NSW Government’s 2016 Western Sydney Arts Fellowship worth $50,000. Executive Director of Arts NSW […]More

Published: 3 February 2017



Photo of Roxy Theatre in Leeton. Image courtesy of West Riverina Arts and Arts on Tour.

More performances to reach remote and regional NSW

The NSW Government is committing a further $30,000 to expand performing arts opportunities in regional and remote NSW. The Community Presenter Touring Grants, administered by Arts on Tour, supports the presentation of […]More

Published: 30 January 2017



Western Sydney making spaces for artists

Western Sydney artists will soon have more opportunities to access local work spaces through a new NSW Government program. The $400,000 Making Spaces program opens on 25 January to applications from artists […]More

Published: 25 January 2017



Transmit, Bundanon Trust 2015. Photo: Heidrun Löhr

Funding open for regional Aboriginal arts projects

Regional Aboriginal artists and arts organisations are now invited to apply for NSW Government funding to support local projects across the state. Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW […]More

Published: 19 January 2017



Sydney’s summer culture stays up late

Sydney’s major arts and cultural institutions launch Culture Up Late this Wednesday night when they turn on the lights and welcome Sydneysiders to top exhibitions and art events. The Art Gallery of […]More

Published: 10 January 2017



Curators to join first Aboriginal solo show at Venice Biennale

Two NSW curators have been awarded a professional development opportunity to support the exhibition of the celebrated artist Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. Sarah Gürich, curator at […]More

Published: 16 December 2016



Aunty Marlene Hinch, Eura leaves - Bush Medicine, 2016. Acrylic on handmade Euraba paper.

Arts NSW highlights for 2016

Welcome to this last edition of Arts NSW eNews for 2016. It’s been a big year for the agency. We have made landmark steps to deliver the NSW Government’s Create […]More

Published: 14 December 2016



Horrible Harriet to tour regional NSW. Image courtesy CDP Theatre Producers.

Three top shows to tour regional NSW

Three innovative and engaging Sydney-based productions will hit the road and visit 12 regional communities to show off their amazing talents. Thanks to almost $107,000 from the NSW Government’s Performing […]More

Published: 14 December 2016



Cathy Craigie, 2016 NSW Aboriginal Artist Fellowship recipient.

Cathy Craigie talks

Aboriginal author and arts leader Cathy Craigie was recently awarded the prestigious 2016 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship of $30,000. Her goal is to research the fascinating story of the Seven […]More

Published: 14 December 2016



Project development for Stolen for National Theatre of Parramatta at Studio 404. Photo: Amanda James.

Making spaces for Western Sydney artists

Western Sydney artists will soon have more opportunities to access local work spaces through a new NSW Government program. The $350,000 Making Spaces program will provide the Western Sydney community […]More

Published: 14 December 2016



Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggai from Clarence. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Dancers stretch to their goals

Dancers and choreographers across the state are taking up residencies and mentorships around the world as part of a NSW Government program to provide professional development opportunities. Arts NSW Executive […]More

Published: 13 December 2016



Dr Kate Gahan

Fellowship historian to explore Northern Rivers stories

Northern Rivers historian Dr Kate Gahan has been awarded the prestigious $30,000 2016 NSW History Fellowship. Dr Gahan will undertake a self-directed professional development program including the research and production […]More

Published: 12 December 2016



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