Art Money makes buying art easy

Art Money, a new program being supported by the City of Sydney, is making it easier for anyone to buy art in Sydney.

This is an exciting initiative has been created by 10 Group, the power behind Art Month Sydney.

Art Money offers simple, stress-free loans to people who want to buy art. Based on similar successful schemes around the world, it will give more people the opportunity to buy art.

That’s good for artists, good for galleries and good for our community.

Loans are available for works priced from $750 to $20,000. After paying a 10 per cent deposit, the buyer can take their artwork home and pay the remaining balance of nine payments in nine months without interest.

The scheme is available in 20 leading galleries across Sydney, including Jensen Gallery in Paddington and Platform72 in Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.

This is one of the actions from our Creative City Policy. I’m excited to see the real cultural benefits it will have, while helping our economy, particular the small business sector.

To find out more, visit artmoney.com.au

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The 2015 Sydney Writers Festival will start in mid-May

Sydney Writers’ Festival

We’re already counting the days until the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival, when writers and readers of all types and ages will head to the piers at Walsh Bay for inspiring talks, workshops and readings.

This year’s program features 400 writers and a huge variety of events including the Curiosity Lecture Series, Nights at the Wharf, and conversations with leading Australian and international authors.

The festival’s main precinct is at Walsh Bay, but events also take place in venues across the city, including Sydney Town Hall and the City Recital Hall in Angel Place.

This year’s festival runs from 18–24 May. For more information, visit swf.org.au

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