Love the Place You Live
The Festival of Place is an inaugural celebration of public spaces across NSW.
The Festival celebrates the breadth, beauty and possibilities of NSW’s public spaces. We encourage people to re-emerge and engage safely with public spaces. Over the next 12 months you will see a rolling program that highlights the importance and beauty of great public spaces. This is no ordinary festival, but one that celebrates our connection to place, 365 days of the year.
View our latest programs:
Watch five films celebrating the beauty and diversity of public space in Greater Sydney and rural New South Wales performed by the Sydney Dance Company.
We partnered with the Committee for Sydney to ask for your ideas about how to transform public space across Greater Sydney. With more than 500 entries, find all the winners here.
Tim Ross invites leading thinkers, artists, comedians, performers and public figures to take him on a 'Summer Night Walk' to a special place in their neighbourhoods. Watch the first episode.
Places to Love is a program of demonstration projects to create and test concepts for better public spaces across NSW. Read about council pilot projects in your area.
The draft NSW Public Spaces Charter is our commitment to quality public spaces for every community. Have your say on the Charter.
The Great Public Spaces Toolkit is a collection of free resources for local government, government agencies, industry, and the community to support more, better and activated public spaces.
A podcast series featuring stories of place hosted by Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones. Find out more about Jonathan Jones and the upcoming program.
We're helping councils, small business owners, public space managers and the community to support public health orders with our COVID Summer Safe Plan and guidance.
Coming in 2021, one hundred stories about the people who care for our public spaces on the ground in a year of great turmoil, the silver linings and the struggles.
We’re supporting councils to put on free, safe, activations and events, creating opportunities for people to connect and bring The Festival of Place to you - wherever you are in NSW.