Media releases

Wiradjuri Woman Wins Arts Fellowship

Sydney-based artist, Nicole Foreshew, has won this year’s prestigious $30,000 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello announced today.

Published: 16 October 2014



John Bell Retirement

NSW Arts Minister Troy Grant today acknowledged the passion and vision of John Bell, AO OBE, founder of Bell Shakespeare Company and Australian theatre icon, who has announced his retirement from the role of Artistic Director at the end of 2015.

Published: 10 October 2014



First Indigenous winner of NSW Dance Fellowship

Sydney-based Aboriginal dancer and choreographer, Vicki Van Hout, has won the $30,000, 2014 NSW Dance Fellowship (Established and Mid-Career), Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, announced today.

Published: 29 September 2014



$1.2M for NSW performing arts companies to tour Regional NSW

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed more than $1.2 million over three years to support eight NSW-based performing arts companies to tour across the State.

Published: 5 September 2014



Northern Rivers Performing Arts receives $70000 funding

Lismore based theatre company NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) has been granted $70,000 in NSW Government funding to develop a new, locally produced theatre work called DREAMER through its Generator program.

Published: 28 August 2014



Digital classrooms taking Arts & Culture to people across the State

Digital classrooms are helping to take the arts and cultural collections and programs of NSW’s major cultural institutions to students across the State, Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said.

Published: 27 August 2014



Tantrum Theatre Co-operative Youth Arts Residency in Wyong receives $75,000

Tantrum Theatre Co-Operative will receive $75,000 for its Youth Arts Residency in Wyong, including workshops, a short play festival, and the development and production of new work.

Published: 8 August 2014



$45,000 for three Central Coast arts projects

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant and Member for Gosford Chris Holstein were today joined by Wyong Council Deputy Mayor Lynne Webster, Gosford Council Mayor Lawrie McKinna and CEO of Regional Development Australia Central Coast, John Mouland to announce that three Central Coast arts projects will share in $45,000 from the Art Central partnership.

Published: 8 August 2014



2014 NSW Visual Artists Fellowship shortlist

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has today congratulated the shortlist of 12 visual artists for the 2014 NSW Visual Artists (Emerging) Fellowship.

Published: 4 July 2014



NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship applications open

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant is calling on Aboriginal artists from across the State to apply for the $30,000, 2014 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship.

Published: 4 July 2014



NAISDA to share in over $638,000 for aboriginal arts & cultural projects

The National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) will receive almost $55,000 funding to identify and develop talent programs for students aged between 14 and 18.

Published: 27 June 2014



Linda Jaivin wins 2014 NSW Writers’ Fellowship

Sydney writer Linda Jaivin has been announced as the winner of the NSW Writers’ Fellowship, which will allow her to research her new novel, The Education of Proofreader Ding.

Published: 26 June 2014



NSW Government supporting Australian Theatre Forum during Sydney Festival 2015

The NSW Government will support the biennial Australian Theatre Forum in Sydney during the Sydney Festival next year, Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant announced today.

Published: 24 June 2014



$311 million for NSW arts, culture & screen sectors

Transforming major cultural institutions and investing in regional public libraries will spearhead a $311 million Arts budget for 2014-15 delivered by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.

Published: 17 June 2014



Australian Museum to undergo transformation

The Australian Museum will receive $7.2 million, as part of the 2014-15 NSW Budget, which will transform the educational and cultural institution and generate new life for visitors, Minister for the Arts Troy Grant announced.

Published: 15 June 2014



New project to develop aboriginal music careers

The NSW Government will provide $65,000 to discover, support and nurture the careers of Aboriginal musicians across New South Wales.

Published: 14 May 2014



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