Create NSW is running sessions for artists this week

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey.

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey.

Artists interested in checking out funding options for their work are invited to a series of sessions this week.

Representatives from Create NSW are coming to Goulburn at the Council Chambers this Thursday, November 16 for various sessions throughout the day. for various sessions throughout the day. 

Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) CEO Susan Conroy said she was “thrilled” to be working with Create NSW and Goulburn Mulwaree Council to present these important sessions for artists, creatives and the arts and cultural sectors of the region. 

“The Roadshow and Ideas Clinic is designed to introduce the arts community to Create NSW, and share information about the range of creative practice and practitioners in the region,” Ms Conroy said. 

“There will be representation from a number of government agencies and relevant organisations at the session to discuss the issues that matter most to the region.

“The Office of Environment and Heritage will be there to discuss their ‘Heritage Near Me’ program, as well as Family and Community Services (FACS) who are in the process of developing a Creative Ageing strategy. 

“People are encouraged to be thinking about project ideas and come ready to explore ways to strengthen proposals for funding.

“Create NSW is keen to hear from you and to let you know about the variety of ways Create NSW can support you. Come along and learn how other people are making things happen.”

She said there would also be a panel of industry experts demonstrating best practice in income generation and financial sustainability to discuss how artists and small-to medium arts organisations and businesses can develop new income streams.

“The panel will offer advice and tips on which of the traditional forms of income generation are still relevant, where new opportunities lie, building innovative revenue streams and the resources required,” she said. 

“This is an active session, so come along with your questions.”

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey said Create NSW wanted to be more visible across NSW. 

"As the new agency for arts, screen and culture across NSW, we want to be visible in the heart of the communities that we are supporting, so that talent in the area knows exactly who to come to for support,” Mr Brealey said. 

“Applying for funding can be a daunting process and isn't a one size-fits-all model, so we want to be able to show artists exactly who we are, listen to their needs and have relaxed face to face conversations to advise on what the best options are for support.”

The stop is part of a wider roadshow which Create NSW has been undertaking across the state since May to deliver workshops, panel discussions, one-on-one meetings with artists and organisations, arts project ideas clinics, funding information sessions and networking opportunities.

  • The sessions are:
  • -10am – 12pm – how to support the arts, screen and culture sector in the region, share advice and experience and talk about relevant funding opportunities that are available. 
  • -2pm to 4.30pm, Create NSW in partnership with Sydney Arts management Advisory Group (SAMAG) have put together a panel of industry experts demonstrating best practice to discuss how artists and small-to medium arts organisations can develop new income streams. 
  • 3.30-4.30pm – networking afternoon tea in the Goulburn Art Gallery.