Creative City Sydney

A vibrant and creative city

We invest $36.5 million in Sydney's cultural life each year. This includes producing free major public events like Sydney New Years’ Eve and Art & About Sydney, sponsoring major festivals like Sydney Festival and the Biennale of Sydney, commissioning new public art works and providing practical support and funding for our creative communities.

Young people aged 15 to 19 can see the best theatre, music and dance performances in Sydney for as little as $5 through membership platform Playwave. We provided $85,000 seed funding for the site, which was created by Shopfront Arts Co-op to help young people access affordable tickets to live performances.  

Our commitment to the cultural and creative life of the city is not only in galleries, stages, and museums, but in the informal and often unplanned ways our daily lives are enriched by the work of artists.

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From the Creative City Sydney blog

6 best photos from local artists you can buy now

6 best photos from local artists you can buy now

Interested in contemporary photography? Here are 6 artists whose creative practice focus on photography. All works are available to buy with Art Money: a program that makes it easier and more …

Discover 6 of Sydney’s best hidden public artworks

Discover 6 of Sydney’s best hidden public artworks

Public art in our city isn’t just grand monuments – it comes in different guises and sizes. Discover 6 artworks you might miss if you’re not watching closely. 1. The distance …

Tracey Emin’s secret treasure hunt for Sydney

Tracey Emin’s secret treasure hunt for Sydney

British artist Tracey Emin is best known for bold works of monumental self-confession, but her new artwork for Sydney is a world away from this approach. Her public artwork The …

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