Create NSW Ideas Clinic @ NERAM

Create NSW Ideas Clinic @ NERAM

Create NSW are on the road and heading to Armidale.

Create NSW is keen to hear about the exciting arts, culture and screen projects happening in New England and tell you about some of the funding opportunities now available.

Bring your ART or SCREEN project ideas – dreams, concept or fully formed and let the experts from Create NSW guide you through strategic planning, resourcing and potential partners. And find out more about the newest funding possibilities to make your project come to life.

Come along and meet the new team and also network with other artists from the region!

Tuesday 13 June
Ideas Clinic
Where: New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Register here – Trybooking 

Click here for further information about the Create NSW Roadshow



Representatives from the NSW Government’s new integrated arts and cultural agency Create NSW will be at The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) on Tuesday 13th June to promote the various funding opportunities and additional support on offer to arts individuals and organisations across the state, in line with the Government’s priority for promoting arts across regional NSW and Western Sydney.

Create NSW’s Engagement & Partnerships Senior Manager Augusta Supple and further colleagues along with Lucy Joseph from the Live Music Office and Michael Rolfe, CEO of Museums & Galleries of NSW, will host an ‘Arts Project Ideas Clinic’ that is open for all local artists from 10.30am – 12.30pm in order to advise on the best opportunities and share advice and experience.

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey comments, “As a 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.

“As well as a multitude of NSW Government funding initiatives offered through the Arts and Cultural Development Program, support for screen development and production, and for screen industry development and for small film festivals, we can also offer a wealth of advice and information that may make a huge difference to the many diverse arts individuals and groups in the region.

“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 a relaxed face to face conversation to advise on what the best options are for support.

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey said the funding opportunities offered through Create NSW are the bedrock funding program for NSW arts and culture. It is a critical component of the NSW Government’s bold vision for arts and culture as reflected in Create in NSW, the Government’s 10-year policy framework.

“The variety of funding opportunities available through this program will help strengthen our small to medium arts and cultural organisations, create opportunities for skills development and unlock the full potential of artists and cultural practitioners. It is central to the continued success of our state’s dynamic arts and culture.”

Mr Brealey said that the program will support projects that focus on excellence, engagement and participation within priority areas including Aboriginal arts and culture, people living and/or working in regional NSW and Western Sydney, people living with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and young people.

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

Throughout the roadshow, Create NSW will partner with organisations including Regional Arts NSW, NAVA (National Association for Visual Arts), the Live Music Office, Ausdance NSW, Australia Council, Music NSW, Firstdraft and others to deliver the regional sessions.

Find out more about the sessions visit and how to apply for support online at



Create NSW is the NSW Government’s new arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity. Create NSW invests in the success and future of arts, screen and culture in NSW through infrastructure and funding programs. For information on screen funding and incentives or filming in NSW, please visit the Screen NSW website. Create NSW are committed to growing, empowering and strengthening the arts, screen and culture sectors in NSW, to embed arts in the everyday and deliver new, innovative and exciting arts and cultural services and experiences for the people of NSW.

Tullara Connors, 2016, trip to Ireland to be mentored by John Carty, Irish Banjo player, as part of her Young Regional Artists Scholarship (YRAS) program: Photo: Tullara Connors