Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Macquarie Labor Candidate -

The NSW Govern­ment is call­ing on the state’s bright­est cre­ative tal­ent to nom­i­nate for the 2017 NSW Cre­ative Achieve­ment Awards.

The awards, to be held on 14 June at the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art dur­ing Vivid Syd­ney, are a NSW Govern­ment ini­tia­tive to cel­e­brate and re­ward out­stand­ing achieve­ments that help raise the global pro­file of NSW cre­ative in­dus­tries.

The NSW Cre­ative Lau­re­ate recog­nises a can­di­date that has demon­strated sig­nif­i­cant lead­er­ship and made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to in­creas­ing the global pro­file of NSW cre­ative in­dus­tries.

The NSW Emerg­ing Cre­ative Tal­ent Award recog­nises an in­di­vid­ual, team or or­gan­i­sa­tion that has shown orig­i­nal­ity and in­no­va­tion and con­trib­uted to rais­ing the global pro­file of NSW Cre­ative In­dus­tries. This award of­fers a prize of $15,000.

Nom­i­na­tions open Fri­day 17 Fe­bru­ary and close on Sun­day 9 April.

Last year’s NSW Cre­ative Lau­re­ate award was awarded to both Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Di­rec­tor El­iz­a­beth Ann Macgre­gor and Syd­ney arts and cul­tural venue Car­riage­works, with the NSW Emerg­ing Cre­ative Tal­ent Award awarded to artist and au­thor Dr Lisa Cooper.

El­iz­a­beth Ann Macgre­gor said: “I felt in­cred­i­bly hon­oured to re­ceive the 2016 NSW Cre­ative Lau­re­ate Award along­side Car­riage­works. It was great to see the arts sec­tor recog­nised for their eco­nomic and so­cial value to the wider com­mu­nity. Cre­ativ­ity is the key to in­no­va­tion, and in­no­va­tion drives growth, sus­tain­abil­ity and pros­per­ity, en­rich­ing NSW’s – and Aus­tralia’s – cul­tural cap­i­tal.”

NSW is alive with tal­ent across the cre­ative in­dus­tries in­clud­ing the dig­i­tal cre­ative, de­sign, vis­ual arts, sound and music in­dus­tries. Th­ese awards are a great op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate our in­dus­tries and re­in­force NSW as a global cre­ative hub.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the 2017 NSW Cre­ative Achieve­ment Awards go to www.nsw­ci­

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