Media releases

Free weekend draws record numbers to museums

Almost 70,000 people braved the cold this weekend to visit the Powerhouse Museum and Australian Museum’s Free Weekend, breaking all previous attendance records. Share options

Published: 27 June 2016

Regional arts and Aboriginal arts fellowship applications now open

The NSW Government is inviting regional-based and Aboriginal artists to apply for four fellowships to support them in further developing their careers.   Share options

Published: 22 June 2016

Budget delivers big on cultural infrastructure

Arts and Culture in NSW has been given a major boost in the State Budget with key infrastructure being funded and continuing support for local organisations.     Share options

Published: 21 June 2016

NSW budget: $12M puts wind in Opera House Sails

The upcoming State Budget will deliver $12 million for the biggest upgrade of the Sydney Opera House since it opened 43 years ago, Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts […]

Published: 15 June 2016

$770,000 for Aboriginal arts and cultural projects

The NSW Government has provided almost $770,000 for 25 projects that support training, career development, employment and marketing opportunities for Aboriginal artists, arts workers and young people across NSW. Share […]

Published: 14 June 2016

2016 NSW Writers Fellowship awarded

Promising young writer Anwen Crawford has been awarded this year’s NSW Writer’s Fellowship (Early Career) worth $30,000 to further develop her literary talents. Share options

Published: 6 June 2016

Micro music festivals to showcase Western Sydney’s talent

Western Sydney musicians and bands will play in streets, cafes, shops, parks and malls as a part of a new funding initiative to promote live music in the state’s fastest-growing […]

Published: 20 May 2016

New President of the NSW Library Council

Former Minister for the Arts and champion of public libraries George Souris has been appointed President of the NSW Library Council through to the end of 2018. Share options

Published: 12 May 2016

Regional NSW invited to partner and create art

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant is calling on local art organisations to apply for funding to support strategic partnerships that deliver high-quality arts and cultural activities. […]

Published: 12 May 2016

Young Regional Artists to shine with $10,000 Scholarships

Artistic regional youth are urged to apply now for the NSW Government’s $10,000 individual scholarship program to foster the next generation of arts professionals. Share options

Published: 15 April 2016

New home chosen for the Powerhouse Museum

The NSW Government has chosen a site on the banks of the Parramatta River as the preferred location for Parramatta’s new Powerhouse Museum, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier […]

Published: 11 April 2016

New director a new era at the Powerhouse

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has announced that Dolla Merrillees has been appointed Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and will lead the […]

Published: 11 April 2016

NSW Government unveils 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Development Program

Artists and arts and cultural organisations across NSW are invited to apply for a wide array of funding opportunities under the NSW Liberals & National Government’s 2016/17 Arts and Cultural […]

Published: 7 April 2016

$1 million for arts and cultural projects

The NSW Government will provide over $1 million for 27 innovative arts and cultural projects across NSW, Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant announced today. Share options

Published: 31 March 2016

$30,000 NSW Government fellowship on offer for emerging visual artists

Visual artists at the start of their careers are being urged to apply for the NSW Government’s 2016 Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship that will provide $30,000 for a program of […]

Published: 31 March 2016

Architect Appointed for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

An award-winning architectural firm that has worked on the refurbishment of Customs House and Carriageworks has been selected to design Sydney’s vibrant new $139 million Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

Published: 17 March 2016

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