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Create NSW Funding and Incentives

Create NSW is established to assist, promote and strengthen the screen industry in NSW so as to promote Australia’s cultural identity, encourage employment in all aspects of screen production, encourage investment in the industry, enhance the industry’s export potential, encourage innovation and enhance quality in the industry.

All funding strands are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Create NSW also offers programs to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance, arts and culture in NSW.


Screen Australia Indigenous Funding

Screen Australia’s Indigenous programs support creatively ambitious projects and people, and imaginative, resonant stories authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers may apply to any Screen Australia program in addition to the funding programs of the Indigenous Department.


Information and Cultural Exchange

Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), in partnership with Create NSW, offers several development programs to Indigenous filmmakers in Western Sydney.

Call (02) 9897 5744 for more information or visit the ICE website.


Northern Rivers Screenworks: Indigenous Support

Northern Rivers Screenworks, in partnership with Screen NSW, offers several development programs to Indigenous filmmakers in the Northern Rivers including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mentoring Project.

Call (02) 6687 1599 for more information or visit the Northern Rivers Screenworks website.


City of Sydney grants, awards and competitions

The City of Sydney offers a variety of grants, sponsorships and awards designed to invigorate and support the city community.


Create NSW Internships

Create NSW offers the Emergin Producer Placement (EPP) and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.

Each year the Emergin Producer Placement will provide two emerging producers with paid training in project development and production finance. The successful applicants will spend time in Create NSW's Development and Production Unit, as well as being supported to attend key industry events. Each attachment will be engaged for 4 days a week over a six-month period.

For guidelines and applications:


Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE)

Based in Parramatta, ICE works at the intersection of arts, community and technology in one of Australia’s most dynamic regions – Western Sydney. Through digital stories, film, urban music and any other medium with a pulse or a pixel, ICE projects tell the stories of this extraordinary place. ICE is funded by Create NSW.


Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)

Australia's national screen arts and broadcast school; delivering advanced training for the film, television and radio industries.


Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

AIME provides a dynamic educational Program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers. AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.


Australian Theatre For Young People (ATYP)


The Actors Centre


Screenwise (workshops / courses for teenagers)


National Indigenous Television (NITV)

NITV is Australia's first 24 hour national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander television channel. NITV aims to showcase the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures nationwide. NITV accepts expressions of interest for potential employment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.




Australia's multicultural and multilingual broadcaster.


ABC Indigenous Employment 

The ABC is Australia's public broadcaster, producing national and local television, radio and online services.


Indigenous Jobs Australia

A national employment website dedicated to connecting Indigenous Australian job seekers with employers that are searching for Indigenous employees.


The Arts Law Centre of Australia


The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is the national community legal centre for the arts, which provides free/low cost legal advice to artists and arts organisations throughout the country.

Arts Law has created the new Solid Arts website to help Indigenous artists and those working with them to better understand legal issues relevant to Indigenous art and intellectual property.


ABC – Indigenous content website