Twenty-seven leading cultural organisations have formed the Sydney Culture Network, launched last week at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Sydney Culture Network is all about creating the conditions for a new collaborative ecology.  The network includes leading arts, educational and cultural institutions, businesses and technology enterprises of all sizes.  It will play a key role in defining the value of culture, and enhance the international profile of Sydney as a place of creativity and ideas.

Australian Design Centre is delighted to be a founding member of the Sydney Culture Network represented by CEO and Artistic Director, Lisa Cahill on the Interim Council. Lisa Cahill said, "Sydney Culture Network is a great opportunity for all the cultural institutions big and little to get together and talk about how we can collaboratively enhance the offering for audiences and the perception of Sydney as a cultural destination". 

In a city where nine out of ten people take part in arts activities every year, the combined members boast annual visitation numbers of nearly 13 million people. The members combined also provide over one hundred creative spaces in Sydney including digital labs, rehearsal studios, theatres and exhibition spaces and employ over 2700 staff. Sydney Culture Network provides a vital contribution to the estimated $8.3 billion that cultural and heritage visitors generate for the NSW economy. Crucially Sydney Culture Network can promote cross-fertilisation between innovation, culture, creativity and city growth

Find out more about the Sydney Culture Network here.

Image: ADC office and Object Space Gallery external view from William St, 2017. Photo: Simon Cardwell.  

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