Media releases

Statement by Minister Troy Grant

I am proud to have been sworn in today as a minister in the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. As the newly appointed Minister for Hospitality, Gaming, Racing and Minister for the Arts, I appreciate the nature of my duties and responsibilities in these important areas to all the citizens of the great State of New South Wales.

Published: 23 April 2014



Applications open for arts and cultural program

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today invited NSW’s arts and cultural organisations to apply for funding in 2015 under the new Arts and Cultural Development Program. Share options

Published: 14 April 2014



New arts and cultural funding program launched

A new arts and cultural development program will be introduced from 2015 to replace the Arts Funding Program, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, announced today.

Published: 21 March 2014



Over $120,000 for artists with disability

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today announced the 13 NSW artists with disability that will share in a total of $120,202 for professional development opportunities.

Published: 18 March 2014



Australian Museum Trustee Appointed

Minister the Arts, George Souris, today welcomed the appointment of Dr Roderic Kefford AM to the Australian Museum Trust.

Published: 7 March 2014



Funding to support regional theatre projects

The NSW Government will provide more than $700,000 over two years to support projects that develop regional theatre in NSW, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, announced today.

Published: 6 March 2014



Art Gallery of NSW Trustee Appointed

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today welcomed the appointment of The Hon Mrs Ashley Dawson-Damer to the Art Gallery of NSW Trust.

Published: 27 February 2014



New Australian Museum director appointed

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today welcomed the appointment of Kim McKay AO as the new Director of the Australian Museum for the next five years starting in April 2014.

Published: 19 February 2014



Art Gallery of NSW trustees appointed

The NSW Government today welcomed the appointment for three years of four trustees to the Art Gallery of NSW, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, said today.

Published: 12 February 2014



$30,000 fellowship to support NSW writers

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today called on NSW-based writers to apply for the 2014 NSW Writer’s Fellowship, worth $30,000. Mr Souris said the fellowship would support a program of professional development for established or mid-career professional writers of fiction, literary non-fiction, children’s and young adult literature, poetry, scripts for performance, literary digital and new media work, and graphic novels.

Published: 6 February 2014



$100,000 for Aboriginal regional arts projects

Minister for the Arts, George Souris and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Dominello, have today called on Indigenous arts organisations and individual artists to apply for a share of $100,000 in Government funding to help showcase and promote the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector across the State.

Published: 20 January 2014



Congratulations Cate

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today congratulated Cate Blanchett on winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for her starring role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

Published: 14 January 2014



Major economic and cultural boost as Sydney Festival 2014 gets underway

Hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors are expected to celebrate Sydney Festival 2014 which begins tomorrow and runs until Australia Day, 26 January.

Published: 8 January 2014



NSW Film and Television Office Board reappointments

The NSW Government today welcomed the reappointment of two members of the NSW Film and Television Office Board, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, said today.

Published: 17 December 2013



New trustees for Australian Museum

The NSW Government today welcomed the appointment of four trustees to the Australian Museum Trust, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, said today.

Published: 10 December 2013



New members of Library Council of NSW appointed

The NSW Government has welcomed the appointment of three members of the Library Council of NSW, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, said today.

Published: 29 November 2013



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