This is a policy framework for contemporary New South Wales. It draws on the strengths and ambitions of our residents, artists and cultural workers across the diverse communities of Metropolitan Sydney, Western Sydney and Regional NSW.
This whole-of-government policy framework complements and reinforces the NSW Government’s Visitor Economy Action Plan and Creative Industries Action Plan. It also supports our regional and urban development strategies, which recognise how arts and culture are intrinsic to transforming NSW into a global creative leader.
The NSW Government invests over $300 million every year in direct support of arts and culture throughout the State. Our focus is on a clear direction for the future. Our ambitions — excellence, access and strength — will guide our actions and investment over the coming years.
The policy framework commits to a suite of immediate actions towards these ambitions — but this is just the start. We will introduce new actions over time, building on our foundations. Effective investment is a cornerstone of our approach. We will undertake a rigorous process of research and business case development for prioritising investment decisions into the future.