Commercial Creative and Business Events Sponsorships

A vibrant event calendar creates jobs for the city’s creative workers. It also contributes to sector development and supports the sustainability of the tourism, retail and hospitality sectors.

Our intention for this program is to sponsor a limited number of high-impact creative events each year. Events that receive investment support from the NSW Government will be considered favourably but not exclusively.

National and international business events, including meetings, incentive travel reward programs, and conventions and exhibitions deliver significant tourism benefits for Sydney. They also enhance Sydney’s position as a global city, encourage innovation and collaboration, trade and investment, and opportunities for the education sector.

In an increasingly competitive market, we have committed to a partnership with Business Events Sydney, the organisation tasked with securing major business events for Sydney. The majority of our support is dedicated to bidding for and securing major business events through this partnership. In limited circumstances the commercial creative and business events sponsorship program provides cash grants for national and international business events that are not in partnership with Business Events Sydney. 

Find out more:

Applications close
30 Apr 2021
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
Audience development
Market development
Presentation & Promotion
Applicant Type
New South Wales
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Fiona Hansford
029265 9333