NSW Creative Achievement Awards

2017 Creative achievement award winners

The winners were announced at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday 14 June during Vivid Sydney 2017. Read about the 2017 NSW Creative Achievement Awards winners and finalists.

The NSW Creative Achievement Awards are a NSW Government initiative to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses that help raise the global profile of NSW Creative Industries.

There are two categories in the awards:

  • NSW Creative Laureate - this prestigious award recognises an individual, team or organisation that has demonstrated significant leadership and made a significant contribution to increasing the global profile of NSW Creative Industries. The Award celebrates the very best of the state's creative talent.
  • NSW Emerging Creative Talent - recognises an individual, team or organisation emerging in their sector that has demonstrated leadership in originality and innovation and contributed to raising the global profile of NSW Creative Industries. This Award offers support for future development with a cash prize of $15,000.

This was in response the industries' recommendation within the 2013 NSW Creative Industries Action Plan to help raise the global profile of NSW Creative Industries by recognising, promoting and showcasing excellence through seeding the establishment of these awards. Read more about the NSW Creative Industries Action Plan.