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.

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

The 1917 Great Strike, through the eyes of 5 artists

The 1917 Great Strike, through the eyes of 5 artists

This year marks the 100th anniversary of a watershed moment in Australian history known as the Great Strike of 1917. The building that today hosts one of Sydney’s best-loved contemporary …

Meet Pine Street Creative Art Centre’s drawing and painting tutor

Meet Pine Street Creative Art Centre’s drawing and painting tutor

Always wanted to learn to paint or make prints, but don’t consider yourself an ‘artist’? Or perhaps you want to pick up where that almost-forgotten fine arts degree left off? …

Discover Sydney stories through 5 public artworks

Discover Sydney stories through 5 public artworks

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s upcoming production Bennelong (Sydney Opera House 29 June – 29 July) highlights a significant figure from our city’s history. It tells the story of Woollarawarre Bennelong, a …

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