New work across the applied arts and sciences is developed through support and investment by Powerhouse. We foster innovation through facilitating collaboration and connection between industry and community.
We support and invest in a range of initiatives that sustain industry development and individual creative practice across the applied arts and sciences and creative industries. Subscribe below for updates
Carl Nielsen Design Accelerator
The annual Carl Nielsen Design Accelerator, supported by a generous bequest from Carl and Judy Nielsen, recognises achievement by Australian industrial designers working in sustainable design. Applications for 2023 are now closed.More
Holdmark Innovation Award
The Holdmark Innovation Award, presented by Sydney Design Week Principal Partner Holdmark, recognises excellence and innovation in engineering, architecture and the built environment. Applications for 2023 are now closed.More
The Generations Fellowship connects artists with established industry experts and mentors to share intergenerational knowledge and create pathways in the music industry.More
Powerhouse Photography is an annual program made possible through funds generously donated by the Australian Centre for Photography. It includes a photography research fellowship, tertiary internship program, contemporary photography acquisition program and an industry day.More
In the Room
Powerhouse has partnered with ground-breaking production company Co-Curious showcase and celebrate five stories of Western Sydney.More
Artistic Associates contribute to the renewal of Powerhouse Museum and the ongoing redefinition of museums through their research and creative practice. The 2023 Artistic Associates are:
Agatha Gothe Snape
Residencies are opportunities to engage with the Powerhouse Collection, partner with industry, collaborate with community and support creative practice.
Powerhouse Research Initiatives support and drive research related to our collection, education, conservation and practice, that generates new knowledge of the applied arts and sciences.
Western Sydney University Scholar in Residence
Western Sydney University will embed a scholar in residence at Powerhouse to create joint research opportunities with Powerhouse staff, through its annual program.More
Research Scholars Program
Scholars gain access to resources for short-term research, collaboration and staff training. Expected contributions include professional development, articles, presentations and public programs.
We collaborate with innovators across the applied arts and sciences, connecting communities with ideas that address the most important issues of our time.
Powerhouse maintains relationships with affiliated societies whose members are longstanding passionate supporters of the Powerhouse Collection and program. Members include creative practitioners, curators, academics, collectors and enthusiasts.
Since 1889 Powerhouse has been engaging with regional communities through object loans, knowledge sharing, public programming, co-productions and exhibition partnerships. The Regional Stakeholder Forum will be returning 30 November 2023.
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