Image on STORYBOX: Shazam from Riddim Dance / Destructive Steps Dance, 2021.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the STORYBOX program in Sydney's Darling Square.
Based outside the Exchange building in Darling Square, STORYBOX created a digital portal into the many lives of Sydney.
Explore scenes of Sydney through time, contribute a Tiny Story, and share your vision of a more regenerative future.
A City of Sydney CBD Activation Project with venue support from Darling Harbour
There's lots of ways to contribute to STORYBOX.
Check out the different options below.
Commissions are available.
Climate Futures, Now
We invite storytellers and future dreamers to share your imaginary vision of a Sydney that has learned to care for people and planet.
Share your vision in less than 100 words and see your words light up on STORYBOX.
Dance, Dance, Dance
Darling Square is a vibrant hub for dance culture, home to awesome dance crews like Destructive Steps and Riddim Nation.
Share your moves with us to feature on STORYBOX in Darling Square.
Tiny Stories: Make it short!
Tiny Stories is an ongoing series that celebrates the power of everyday storytelling in shared spaces.
Tell us a story, real or imagined, in under 100 words. Selected stories are featured on STORYBOX public programs and awarded commissions.
Currents: Future of Sydney waterways
Currents features a selection of curated visual artworks responding to the future of greater Sydney's waterways. Includes works by Claire Britton, Leo Robba, and Kalanjay Dhir.
STORYBOX partners with amazing organisations to make each STORYBOX program unique.
STORYBOX is a new initiative by ESEM Projects, creating bespoke digital activations and programs for public precincts.
STORYBOX Sydney is made possible with funding from the City of Sydney’s CBD Activations Program and venue support from Darling Harbour. The ABC's Content Ideas Lab is the STORYBOX Anchor Partner.
The Sydney program also showcases work curated by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, the Sydney Writers Festival, the Australian Film Television and Radio School and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).