Create NSW

Strategic Opportunities Program

The Strategic Opportunities Program supports individual initiatives and events that demonstrate long-term benefits to the NSW screen industry.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis at any time during the year, subject to available funds. 

The objectives of the Program are:

  • to build capacity within the industry and organisations and businesses within the sector;
  • to support new and sustainable partnerships in particular between organisations of State significance and practitioners;
  • to support audience access strategies for projects and practitioners.

 Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • the project/event is well planned and of high artistic quality and it has capacity to contribute to the overall stability and strength of the NSW screen industry;
    • the plans for the use of the funding and the amount of other funding;
    • track record of the applicant and partners;
    • the availability of funds.

Events and programs that support high-quality activity, engagement and participation with these Priority Areas are of particular importance:

  • people living and/or working in regional NSW
  • people living and/or working in Western Sydney
  • Aboriginal people
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds
  • people with disability
  • young people.

Further information on addressing Priority Areas can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on the Create NSW website –

Please note that Create NSW will not support conferences, panel discussions or similar events which have all male panel members.

Applying for a grant:

Apply online HERE. 

FAQ’S about using the application form.

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For more information call Amelia Carew-Reid on (02) 8289 6417 or by email to if you would like to discuss your proposed project.

Applications close
30 Jun 2021
Amount Upon Application
Visual arts
Grant Type
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Applicant Type
Create NSW (opens in new window)
Amelia Carew-Reid