The Flying Nun Season 5 is your antidote to the ordinary!

Brand X’s performance showcase is back again with our 5th season. 13 new performance projects will take over the space at the East Sydney Community & Arts Centre during the weekends from January till May 2020. Tickets on sale for only $25 (or $20 if you hold a current Artist Pass subscription). Read more

From the Brand X Team: "THANK YOU for an amazing 2019"

In 2019 we housed more than 70 artists and organisations in our semi-permanent studios and provided over 6560 hours of rehearsal space hire for performing artists to develop their craft across our spaces in Darlinghurst, St Leonards and Tempe. We hosted over 30 performances as part of The Flying Nun program and with a total audience of more than 1700 people coming through our doors at the East Sydney Community & Arts Centre (ESCAC) generating $22,500 in box office for participating artists. Read more

ARTISTS, TAKE A HIKE! An inspirational experience at the Larapinta Trail 2020

The Artist Expedition Society (AES) is a tour company and artist collective born from a desire to share experiences with nature and the outdoors. They have teamed up with World Expeditions to provide the hiking trip of a lifetime for 8 outdoorsy artists on the Larapinta Trail in Australia in Winter 2020. Read more

Fivex Art Prize for Billboard Art Reimagined

The Fivex Art Prize is a new and unique annual award in Australia for digital billboard art, highlighting the dynamic relationship between contemporary art and urban street culture. Read more

Artist Training Sessions: A Successful project to look forward in 2020

Exclusive to Artist Pass holders, Brand X offers a program of peer-to-peer training for artists to build the practical skills required to work as a freelance multidisciplinary professional in Sydney. The program aims to foster self-reliance and self-determination for the sector by skill-sharing technical knowledge in sound recording, lighting design and exhibition rigging. Read more

You are invited to our Xmas Party: Saturnalia

Celebrate the SOULstice at Brand X with our FREE pagan Xmas event featuring Sheba Williams, Ricky Neptune and Matt Format (with sound design by Kieran Warner-Hunt). Promising performance, live-art, dancing and deep vibes if you come dressed in your Cosmic Creature Costume. Full cash/card bar available. Read more

Welcome to the new tenants of the Creative Live/Work Space program

Last week at the Australian Design Centre, the City of Sydney and Brand X welcomed the 10 awarded artists from the Creative Live/Work Spaces Program into their new home for the next 12 months on William St, Darlinghurst and Waterloo Library. Read more

Proto SHOP: a curious gift shop where artists can experiment

The ProtoSHOP by Brand X is a celebration of creative risk-taking and an opportunity for customers to purchase truly unique gifts. A limited edition of only 10 units will be available at the ProtoSHOP. INNOVATION and ARTIST INCOME are the main focus of this project. Buying at the ProtoSHOP means that you will be supporting local artists and helping them to keep developing their practice. Read more

Visual Artist Opportunity: New Dimensions Fellowship Program

New Dimensions is delivered by Create NSW in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to support the ongoing professional practice of visual arts practitioners in NSW. Read more

Contact Sheet Education Programs For 2020

Contact Sheet offers an engaging program of masterclasses for photographers who are seeking to advance their artistic or professional practice. Spaces are limited to ensure that sessions are interactive and enjoyable. Read more


Generations is a fellowship program in partnership with Create NSW, Powerhouse Museum and Astral People to support artist development across the music industry in NSW. Applications closes 16 December 5PM Read more

Applications for Small Project Grants (Quick Response) are open

"Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2019/20" Thanks to Create NSW, Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers. Apply now until the end of June 2020. Read more

MARCH DANCE: Independent Dance Opportunities

March Dance is a project of Independent Dance Alliance (IDA) a collaboration between Critical Path, DirtyFeet and Readymade Works who have joined forces with other companies and organisations to facilitate artists’ participation in this month-long dance festival, celebrating the culture of independent dance in Sydney. Read more

Be part of an Art project with your voice

Urban Theatre Projects is inviting late-night voice messages for the Nightline Art & About Edition. UTP invites you to share what’s on your mind by leaving an anonymous after-midnight voice message on The Nightline. Read more

EDGE newtown opens tomorrow thursday Nov 7

EDGE festival showcases urban artists and vibrant communities of the Inner West. It is a strategy to fuel creativity by showcasing cutting edge creatives and supporting artists to not only survive but thrive. Read more

From the CBD to Parramata: Sydney Festival unleashes its 2020 program on the city

A program full of international artists will be taking over again the city of Sydney next January. Like every year, Sydney Festival opens the season for art events. Discover what's on for 2020. Read more

Opportunity: Spaces for Visual Artists and Creative Business

Brand X recently had openings for Visual Artist studios, office space, desk space for Creative Business and Visual Artists at St Leonards. All spaces have access to shared kitchen and Bathroom,NBN wifi, 24/7 access.   Affordable spaces for Artists. Read more

Creative Producer Call Out - Late Night Library 2020

City of Sydney is inviting emerging and established artist-producers to experiment with programming concepts that cross art-form boundaries and aim to inspire our audiences in 2020. Submissions close at 11.59pm on Friday 8 November 2019 Read more

Study Reveals Economic Impact of The Flying Nun

Students from Western Sydney University deliver their findings on the Economic Impact to the City of Sydney Night-time Economy from Audience Attendance at The Flying Nun. This excerpt from the full report indicates that on average, $87 per person is injected into the Darlinghurst economy providing an example of the positive multiplier effects that have been generated by this small performance venue. Read more

Sydney Sculpture Conference 2019: The significance of site

Sydney Sculpture Conference will take place on Tuesday 29 October at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Read more

Closing 1st November: EOI Open for The Flying Nun Season 5

Brand X are seeking expressions of interest from Performing Artists wanting to be considered for The Flying Nun program (Season 5) that will take place from January 2020 till June 2020. Aplications Due: 1st November 2019 Read more

The Big Anxiety Festival presents "Home" by Studio A Artists

"Home" is an exhibition part of "The Big Anxiety" Festival, and is now open until the 9th of November at Sub Base Platypus (North Sydney). Read more

Brand X resident artist Tina Fox, finalist at the Woolahra Small Sculpture Prize

Woolahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition is on until 3 November at Woolahra Council Chambers. Brand X resident Artists Tina Fox is part of this year exhibition as a finalist. Read more