Our work

Darrin Baker with the Samoan Methodist Church, The Underpass,  for  FUNPARK, Karen Therese, Powerhouse Youth Theatre and Sydney Festival event 2014. Photo: Heidron Lohr

Darrin Baker with the Samoan Methodist Church, The Underpass, for FUNPARK, Karen Therese, Powerhouse Youth Theatre and Sydney Festival event 2014. Photo: Heidron Lohr

Our Priorities

  • Strategic leadership in delivering Create in NSW: The NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework
  • Leading and contributing to the dialogue about the role and impact of arts, culture and creativity to our identity, community and economy
  • Working collaboratively with artists and arts workers, the arts and cultural sector and our partners within government
  • An innovative arts and cultural sector, and growing creative industries
  • Supporting more opportunities for more people to experience and shape the arts, particularly in Regional NSW
  • Embracing the diversity of arts and culture in NSW and fostering more opportunities for Aboriginal artists and arts workers
  • Being client focused

Arts NSW and Screen NSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Arts NSW Reconciliation Action Plan

Arts NSW Business Plan 2013-2015

Customer Service Charter 2015-2017

Arts NSW Client Feedback Survey 2014

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Vicki Van Hout, Long Grass, Intimate Spectacle, Performance Space 2015. Photo: Heidrun Lohr.

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