What creative life do you want for Sydney?

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

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We will be using your comments along with our research to develop our vision for a bold, innovative creative Sydney. Consultation will run until May 31st 2013.


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  • Even more brilliant ideas!


    Fantastic ideas keep coming in. To have your say join our forums or send us a submission. Here are more highlights from feedback received so far.

    John says:

    It would be great to have a Hub for creators of musical theatre in this town. Similar to what this group did on a temporary basis. http://www.newmusicals.com.au

    Mike says:

    A Sydney idea incubator / project room: a residency based think tank that invites artists, architects, scientists, programmers, engineers, philosophers, designers to get together to solve a problem or collaborate on a project, removed from the distractions of....Read more

    by Project Coordinator 16 Apr 2013, 05:23 PM
  • More brilliant ideas


    More great ideas coming in all the time! Read below for a taste of what people are telling us:

    Marie says:

    I'm French and we have in Paris something called "Nuit Blanche" that features a full night of creative performances and show by night everywhere around the city. Emerging artists are supported too. It's as well an inititiative to open museums all night long.

    Rick says:

    something like this! http://www.peoplesmarket.com.au/ carriageworks does a great job, too. More please.

    Holly says:

    Get rid of pokies in pubs, have more places for live....Read more

    by Project Coordinator 11 Apr 2013, 04:30 PM
  • Your Brilliant Ideas


    Terrific ideas are coming in. Please take the time to enjoy the suggestions so far.

    Christo says:

    I run a small creative space in Darlinghurst. There have been some great council policy initiatives such as the Oxford St Cultural Quarter Action Plan, and the recent Music Taskforce, however there is still a big gap between this policy and the actual planning department approval process, ie the planning laws are not yet aligned effectively to the cultural policy. I'd like to see inner city planning laws amended to reflect the cultural policy initiatives so we can become a true....Read more

    by Project Coordinator 27 Mar 2013, 04:37 PM
  • Case study 1: Adelaide theatre passport scheme


    From 1977-92, The Adelaide Festival Centre ran a 'Theatre Passport' scheme. Each year, theatre 'passports' were made available to every high school student in Adelaide listing all the performing arts events programmed in that year by the state's major funded companies and festivals. Students could purchase a ticket for $1 from a pool of unsold seats made available by each of the presenting companies.

    High school students from that time remember it as unforgettable exposure to the performing arts, building their awareness and knowledge of theatre an in many cases, fostering a lifelong love of the arts.

    As the seats were sold on the day from unsold stock, there was no lost opportunity cost for the participating companies and the cost of the program was largely contained to marketing collateral and publicity expenses.

    See more case studies in our Discussion Paper.

    by Project Coordinator 19 Mar 2013, 01:09 PM