The Festival of Place

The Festival of Place celebrates the breadth, beauty and possibilities of NSW’s public spaces, such as our streets, to encourage people to engage and connect with our everyday public spaces. 

The Festival includes a range of grant and partnership programs, and creative placemaking projects, aimed at empowering councils and placemaking agencies to activate their public spaces in transport hub precincts and trial innovative initiatives that foster places for people.

Grant programs

Our grant programs invest in and empower local councils to breathe new life into local centres and revitalise public spaces with activations across NSW.

Partnership Programs

We’re partnering with local councils and state agencies across NSW to create safe, inviting and welcoming places through activations, temporary interventions and legacy projects.

Creative Placemaking

Creative placemaking initiatives celebrate the inherent interplay between culture and location. These place-based, citizen-led, and multi-disciplinary programs shine a light on the value of our great public spaces in transport hub precincts and the stories that enrich them and bind us together.