Media releases

Glover to lead MAAS Trust

Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University Professor Barney Glover has been appointed President of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Trust and will play a pivotal role in the Powerhouse Museum’s […]

Published: 21 July 2016



Supporting our musicians to take the world stage

Musicians wanting to promote and showcase their talents to overseas producers or develop contacts that could open the door to an international music career are invited to apply for NSW Government […]

Published: 20 July 2016



NSW Government support for community bands

Twenty-one community bands across NSW will share in almost $30,000 NSW Government funding to reach new audiences and further develop their performance skills and musicianship. Share options

Published: 20 July 2016



$20,000 for small community museum projects

Small community-based museums across NSW will receive a share of $20,000 for 13 projects that aim to improve facilities and exhibitions. Share options

Published: 20 July 2016



New partnerships to support visual arts excellence in NSW

Experienced visual artists are invited to apply for a $30,000 NSW Government fellowship accompanied by the commissioning of an artwork valued up to $20,000 under the Artbank national arts program. […]

Published: 14 July 2016



2016 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship shortlist

Ten up and coming artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), Acting Executive Director of Arts NSW Michael Brealey announced today. Share options

Published: 14 July 2016



Performance artist Victoria Hunt awarded 2016 Rex Cramphorn Theatre Fellowship

Performance maker Victoria Hunt, whose multi-platform work draws on her Maori heritage, has been awarded the NSW Government’s $30,000 Rex Cramphorn Theatre Fellowship for 2016. Share options

Published: 11 July 2016



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



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