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

Making space for creativity: Cultural research from the City

Making space for creativity: Cultural research from the City

New South Wales is the heartland of Australia’s creative industries, hosting 40% of the nation’s creative workers. Around 86% of those live in the Sydney region. Yet data from the …

Public art opportunity at Wolloomooloo Playground

Public art opportunity at Wolloomooloo Playground

We’re looking for an artist to work with local community groups to create a mural at Wolloomooloo Playground. Even among rising towers and recent warehouse conversions, Woolloomooloo has a special character …

Less red tape = more walls for street artists

Less red tape = more walls for street artists

It’s now easier for street artists to exhibit their work. Artists no longer need to get council approval to paint a wall, provided they’re not using a heritage building, are …

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