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

Art and culture guide to the Mardi Gras Festival

Art and culture guide to the Mardi Gras Festival

The world-famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is more than a parade and parties that go all night. There’re plenty of arts and cultural events on offer. Storytelling Drag …

Doing it right: Your application for a cultural grant

Doing it right: Your application for a cultural grant

If you’re working on a project that has an arts or cultural focus and could use some cash to get it off the ground, you’re in luck. Until 13 March, …

Public art guide to Art Month

Public art guide to Art Month

Here’s a new way to do Art Month. Go to a talk or exhibition and on your way home, visit a sculpture or mural you haven’t seen before. Great for …

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