Powerhouse Ultimo is being revitalised to deliver expanded museum exhibition and learning spaces within a new dynamic creative industries precinct for Sydney.
The renewed Powerhouse Ultimo will deliver refurbished and expanded exhibition and public spaces, connecting the museum to the Sydney CBD and adjacent cultural precincts. It will continue to deliver an applied arts and applied sciences program, presenting exhibitions that showcase the Powerhouse Collection, international exclusive exhibitions and programs that support the creative industries. It will be a precinct that actively contributes to the growing night-time and visitor economies.
Foundation University Partner, the University of Technology Sydney, has committed $10 million to Powerhouse Ultimo, a significant investment that will help boldly reimagine the Ultimo precinct. The institutions will work together to foster a dynamic creative industry ecology and expand the international profile of Australian design and fashion both nationally and internationally.
UTS will become a supporting partner of the Powerhouse Ultimo Creative Industries Academy, which will house an immersive education and professional hub connecting local and regional students with industry leaders and work experience opportunities.
First Nations will be a key collaborative focus area, establishing joint programs with the future UTS Indigenous Residential College and integrating the UTS Galuwa Experience (an existing program for Indigenous high school students) into broader First Nations programming at Powerhouse Ultimo.
Research will be another core focus, aiming to expand original research and industry development across the creative industries sector, made accessible via Powerhouse public programs. UTS research students will have opportunities to collaborate with Creative Industries Residents and use the resources of the Powerhouse Archives.
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