Local Government Arts & Culture Awards

Winners Announced at Gala Awards Dinner in NSW Parliament House

View the 2014 list of winners (PDF, 27KB)

View photos of the Awards ceremony and Summit.

The 2014 Local Government Arts and Culture Awards were presented as part of the Vivid Ideas festival, in partnership with Destination NSW.

The gala awards dinner and two-day Local Government Arts and Culture Summit showcased the finalists Monday 26 – Tuesday 27 May 2014.

Further details on the night's winners, highly commended and other nominations will be available on this page in the coming weeks.


The awards have successfully showcased the best Local Government cultural initiatives across NSW since 2003. 2012 saw the introduction of the Summit, where finalists present their initiatives.

After LGNSW presented a successful forum at Vivid in 2013, the opportunity arose to align, collaborate and deliver the 2014 Awards and Summit with the Destination NSW Vivid program – the State Government’s main event celebrating and developing the creative sector.

2014 Awards program

The 2014 awards recognised arts and cultural initiatives of NSW councils, predominantly delivered during the 18 months spanning 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2013.

Finalists were invited to present at the two-day Local Government Arts and Culture Summit Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 May 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Sydney.

An evening gala awards function was held on Tuesday 27 May, where winners were announced and celebrated. 

Award Categories

  • Participation in Arts and Culture
    • Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Development
    • Creative Ageing
    • Young People and the Arts
    • Accessibility in the Arts
    • Multicultural Arts
  • ​Developing Arts and Culture
    • ​Library Services and Literature
    • Heritage, History and Museum Initiatives
    • Visual Arts and Gallery Initiatives
    • Performing Arts
    • Film and Screen
    • Festivals and Events
  • ​Places for Arts and Culture
    • ​New Cultural Facility
    • Improved Cultural Facility
    • Public Art and Place Making
    • Creative Use of Vacant Spaces
  • ​Interdisciplinary Arts and Culture
    • ​Arts and Health Initiatives
    • Environmental Arts Initiatives
    • Developing Creative and Cultural Industries
    • Cultural Tourism
  • ​Leading Arts and Culture
    • ​Integrated Cultural Planning and Policy
    • Creative Community Engagement and Collaboration
    • Building Capacity of the Arts and Cultural Sector
    • Regional Collaboration
    • Enduring Staff Contribution to Arts and Culture


The Summit was part of the internationally renowned Vivid Festival, held by Destination NSW – our event partner – who recognised the significance of Local Government within the Arts and Culture industry in NSW.

The LGNSW Arts and Cultural Development Program is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

This is the second year that the Creative Ageing award category and summit session has been sponsored by the Office for Ageing.