Arts & cultural program

Get Creative at Blenheim House Expression of Interest

Randwick City Council has a plan for the adaptive reuse of historic Blenheim House, transforming it into an arts and culture centre. As an arts and culture centre, it will lend character to our community as well as serving a practical purpose. Before work commences in 2022, Council has identified an opportunity to activate the space with a limited program of art installations and performances.

Get Creative at Blenheim House will engage artists, performers and arts institutions to create high quality, temporary artworks and performances within the building and garden in their current state and will celebrate its transformation from abandoned residence to arts and culture centre. Artists/performers will be selected for three activations over a period of two weeks each with a two week change over. Activations will commence in July and will be open to the public for limited hours on the weekend and one evening a week. Performances will be scheduled during these times.

Blenheim House is located at 17 Blenheim Street Randwick. Get Creative has closed for this round, and if you have any questions contact Alana Strong, Acting Supervisor Venues and Cultural Programming on

Arts and culture COVID-19 support

Council understands that artists, performers and creatives have been hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions. Now more than ever, it’s important to support our arts and cultural sector. At the Council meeting held on Tuesday 25 March, we endorsed a $2.3 million COVID-19 community support package which included the Arts and Culture sector. The list below will help you to navigate the variety of resources, funding and support which is available and to connect with fellow artists and creative.

Resources, Networking & Help

APRA AMCOS - Advice for live music streaming licensing during COVID-19

Australian Festival Association - Federal and State stimulus and resources

Arts Law Centre of Australia - COVID-19 FAQS for artists

Arts and Creative Industry - Digital support group

Australia Council - Creative Connections webinar series

Australian Music Association - opportunities for workers in the music industry

Centre for Projection Art – online mentorship opportunities

Create NSW - webinars

Creative Plus Business - COVID-19 survival webinars

Diversity Arts Australia

Google - guide for artists to live performance online during COVID-19

Live Music Office - information and support

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance - advice and support

Museums and Galleries of NSW - resources and tips for NSW Museums and Galleries

Music NSW – supporting live music opportunities in Australia

Performing Arts Connections - advice and resources

SIMA - free space and mentorship opportunities

Surveys & Advocacy

Ausdance NSW - survey - petitions & contact lists

I Lost My Gig - quantifying loss of revenue

Sector Networking

Art Tasker - work and skill sharing via Facebook

Australian arts amidst COVID-19

Doctors without babysitters meet artists without work

Freelance Jungle - online social group for creatives

Healthcare parents meet artists with childcare skills

Lean In - performing arts Australia coping with COVID-19

Mental Health Support

Arts Wellbeing Collective

Entertainment Assist - mental health support

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service - 1800 512 348

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Support Act - 1800 959 500 available 24hrs a day

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