Commercial creative events sponsorship

Creative events

The City of Sydney recognises that major creative events contribute to Sydney’s economy and its cultural life. Major events also create opportunities for community and business participation on a broad scale. It is also recognised that major events can deliver significant tourism benefits. A diverse events calendar adds a further layer of experience for visitors to Sydney and can provide the impetus for an initial visit, a return visit, or a longer stay.

Sponsorship by the City is intended to complement rather than be a substitute for investment by other parties, including government and private sector organisations. The value of the sponsorship of any one event will be determined following an assessment of the economic and other benefits estimated to arise from the event.

Under this program the City’s contribution may include cash, the valuation of the brand association with the City of Sydney, and reducing or waiving nominated Council fees for services.

General policy eligibility and exclusions apply.

How to apply

All applications are assessed against the grant criteria and in accordance with the City's grants and sponsorships policy (download below).

Requests for sponsorship will be considered on an ad hoc basis. Applicants should speak with an economic strategy officer before applying in writing to the chief executive officer.


For more information about this program, please contact:

The Grants Team
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 8 February 2013