Creative City Sydney
Art & About
A collaborative arts festival where every corner of the city is ripe for unique creation and unforgettable storytelling.
From living room theatre to Sydney’s largest backyard party in Martin Place, this year's Art & About will excite and delight.
A vibrant and creative city
Last year we invested more than $34 million in our cultural life. 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.
Creative City Sydney is specifically designed to make sure you can easily find information about:
- our cultural initiatives and programs
- year-round opportunities for artists and creative teams
- a rich calendar of events and happenings throughout the year.
Stay up to date with what’s on offer, discover the everyday experiences that make Sydney great and learn how you can get involved in growing our creative community.
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Our vision for Sydney
We recognise we have an unmatched opportunity to reimagine Sydney’s natural and built environment and support programs and individuals who will ensure our city remains internationally competitive for generations to come. In fact, this is 1 of the 10 directions in our long-term strategic plan for the city, Sustainable Sydney 2030.
Our commitment to the cultural and creative life of the city ensures these values are tangibly and imaginatively integrated into the way we live – 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.
Learn more about the work we are doing, by reading our Cultural Policy, Public Art Strategy and Policy, Open Sydney: Strategy and Action Plan 2013-2030 and our plan to revitalise one of Sydney’s principal boulevards, George Street.
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Director of Antenna Documentary Film Festival, David Rokach, believes documentaries have a unique power to convey social, personal, artistic complexities. Rokach says, I don’t see documentary as different from fiction …
Last updated: Tuesday, 3 June 2014