What creative life do you want for Sydney?

What kind of creative life do you want for Sydney? We asked everyone in our community this question to develop the City of Sydney’s first Cultural Policy. 

We have used your brilliant ideas and your comments, along with our research to develop our vision for a bold, innovative creative Sydney.

The draft Cultural Policy was approved by Council at its meeting on 12 May 2014 and we accepted feedback on the policy until 10 June. 

Thank you for your feedback. We will now finalise the policy and submit it to Council for approval. 


  • Thank you!


    Thank you for all your feedback on Creative City, the City's first Cultural Policy. The exhibition period for the policy has now closed. 

    We will now incorporate your ideas and suggestions into the policy wherever possible and prepare the final policy for approval by Council. 

    by Community Engagement 11 Jun 2014, 10:12 AM
  • Shape the future of our Creative City


    In March 2013 we invited you to contribute to a vision for Sydney’s cultural life.

    We received 2,114 submissions and commentaries, heard from 1,400 members of the public, 626 individual artists and creative workers at 34 forums or consultation events and conducted two major city talks on creative opportunities and challenges for Sydney.

    All of this feedback informs the City's first draft Cultural Policy, Creative City.

    Council has endorsed the draft Policy and now we're inviting you to review it and send us your feedback. We'll use your ideas to finalise Creative City.

    Submissions can be electronic or handwritten. You can include attachments or multimedia, such as photos or a video presentation. All languages are welcome. Your submission may contain facts, opinions, arguments and recommendations.

    You can post your submissions to:

    Executive Manager Culture

    City of Sydney, Town Hall House,

    456 Kent Street,

    Sydney NSW 2000

    Or email creativecity@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    by Community Engagement 08 May 2014, 02:47 PM
  • City Conversations 2014: Shaping a creative city – a plan for Sydney’s cultural future

    Our first cultural policy, Creative City, responds to what over 2,000 people said they want for Sydney’s cultural life.

    Join Annabel Crabb at our City Talk and hear how we will work with the community to foster a more creative Sydney.

    You'll hear fromClaudia Karvan, Actor and producer,Rachel Healy, Executive Manager Culture, City of Sydney and hearthe Lord Mayor Clover Moore in conversation with Rachel Healy,Ben Eltham, Cultural policy commentator and academic,Hetti Perkins, Curatorial Adviser, Eora Journey and Creative Director, Corroboree Sydney and John O’Callaghan, Urban planner and co-founder, Idea Bombing Sydney.
    by Community Engagement 14 May 2014, 09:29 AM