Industry Connections

UNSW is no stranger to artists and creative organisations. Renowned artists frequent our rehearsal studios and spaces, and students are placed in media companies and learn “on the job”. Through residencies, internships and long-standing partnerships, we work together, exploring and creating the future of the arts and media. 

We're proud to partner with premier organisations across all our disciplines. You'll see our academic and professional staff appearing in major festivals as panellists, curators, advisors, creative contributors and presenting artists. Researchers work with organisations and artists, leading thoughtful inquiry and innovating practices.

Become an Industry or Research Partner

There are many ways that your organisation can become an industry partner. Corporate and community organisations can support UNSW Arts & Social Sciences through:

  • Sponsorships
  • Linkage grants
  • In-kind support
  • Events
  • Recruitment activities
  • Research

Opportunities for naming rights and recognition are also available to our donors and partners. Visit Alumni & Giving for more information about becoming an industry partner or contact Api Rapaud to discuss how your organisation can benefit from partnering with UNSW Arts & Social Sciences. For information about Research Partnerships at UNSW visit our Research Strategy and Partnerships Office, a Division of UNSW Research or discuss your options with our Research Centres.


In 2015, UNSW played host to international fictional maestro Evie Wyld and the world-renowned Shakespearean scholar Sir Jonathon Bate in conversation with Bell Shakespeare Company’s John Bell. 

UNSW’s Professor James Donald tuned into the syncopated and sensual jazz era. Paul Dawson grilled new fiction talents Anna Westbrook and Ellen Van Neerven on their craft, while comic writers Zoe Coombs Marr, Zoe Norton Lodge and Vanessa Alexander jousted for laughs. 

The Sydney Film Festival is one of the most exciting and dynamic events on Sydney's cultural calendar. 

In 2015, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences announced a new partnership with the Sydney Film Festival as screening partner of the Features Program, which showcases the very best new cinema from around the world. 

This partnership offers Arts & Social Sciences students several opportunities, including access to the festival's internship program and the opportunity to showcase their work on the Sydney Film Festival YouTube channel. The Festival program also featured a number of exciting events incorporating UNSW scholars and alumni. 

School of the Arts & Media Partnerships

UNSW School of Arts & Media is delighted to partner with Performance Space for highly sought-after residency programs. 

Performance Space champions risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression. They continue to evolve and renew to meet the needs of the independent sector and explore new models for developing and presenting the most critical and important new work. 

The breadth of their organisational and artistic activity is informed and underpinned by a commitment to diversity. Performance Space embraces a diversity of artistic and cultural perspectives as being fundamental to a vibrant and engaging experimental arts culture. 

Visit Performance Space to subscribe to the mailing list for all the latest developments, including opportunities to participate in upcoming labs and residencies. 

Since 2008, UNSW School of Arts & Media has partnered with Critical Path to host the UNSW Dance Research Residency Program.  

Critical Path supports choreographic innovation through a robust program which creates opportunities for choreographers to explore new ways of working, develop new collaborations and engage in debate and critical appreciation of dance. Best practice in artistic research is incorporated into every aspect of their diverse program. 

They value artistic integrity and diversity of people and practice, placing particular import on courage and innovation in arts practice and value the profound creative potential of risk-taking. Critical Path are a ‘centre’; a place where the independent dance sector can congregate, share, discover, debate and critique. 

Students have the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of organisations, including those below. Find out more about ARTS3007: Media Internships in the Handbook.