Culture in the CBD

Local people generally describe Sydney as the place where they access and experience cultural activities. And while Gosford hosts a number of cultural organisations, including the Conservatorium of Music, Gosford Regional Gallery, Youth in Performing Arts (YIPA) and the Central Coast Art Society, there is little visible cultural presence in the CBD. 

According to local creative entrepreneur and winner of Tropfest New York, Jason van Genderen, to undertake creative ventures in a regional area like Gosford:

You probably have to try two to three times as hard as you would in a metro space to get those sorts of things to happen, but then, if they become successful, they're probably two to three times more rewarding as well. The risk equals the reward.

Also, to him, an initiative like Create, Innovate Gosford City provides a unique opportunity for "understanding the difference of the dynamics and of the population base here, as opposed to an inner city area".