Local Artists and Musicians hit the City

10 Feb 2021 community_groups

Central Coast artists and musicians are taking Sydney by storm, as part of a NSW Government initiative to support venues and arts organisations hit by COVID-19 and help rebuild visitor numbers in the City.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said three local artists and musicians would share in $22,100 to develop live performances and installations.


“Sydney City has been one of the hardest hit communities by COVID-19 and I’m delighted that the Central Coast’s top local talent has been selected to bring new life to the CBD,” Mr Crouch said.


“This is a massive exposure opportunity to be ‘on show’ in the heart of Sydney and is not something our local artists and musicians would normally benefit from.”


The three artists and musicians selected to participate in the Play the City (Sydney) initiative are:

  • Christie Koppe – $10,000 granted for “The City” theatre performances,
  • Yantra de Vilder – $10,000 granted for the “Pianos for the People” contemporary music project, and
  • Fiona Lugg – $2,100 granted for a classical music project titled “Bathtub Gin Orchestra at the Speakeasy”.


Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said Play the City (Sydney) initiative would re-energise Sydney through live performance throughout summer while offering many artists the first time to tour beyond their local area.


“Performing and touring are at the heart of every artist and musician’s career as it supports skill growth, connection and exposure to new audiences,” Mr Harwin said.


“With warmer weather and longer days upon us, this is a great chance to kickstart live culture in the City and bring in new performances including 15 artists from regional NSW and Western Sydney.”


For more information, go to: www.create.nsw.gov.au.