Following the devastating floods that hit the Northern Rivers region Arts Northern Rivers has partnered with Common Ground Byron Bay to support a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to support artists affected by the floods.
The goal is to reach $10,000 in donations and then to distribute these funds to artists or creative businesses that have lost essential materials or equipment that has affected their ability to generate income.
The campaign has raised just over $7,000 to date and we’re confident of reaching and possibly exceeding our $10,000 goal. To ensure these funds can flow as quickly as possible, Arts Northern Rivers has convened an independent panel to develop a set of guidelines for how these funds can be accessed as well as a simple application process.
The panel has announced a call for requests from artists and creative businesses who need support with plans to begin distribution of funds as soon as possible.
2 May, 2017
An interactive clinic for Northern Rivers artists and art organisations to hear about the funding programs and resources of the newly formed Create NSW.
Create NSW is the NSW Government’s new arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity.
Established on 1 April 2017, Create NSW has responsibility for many of the functions previously undertaken by Arts NSW and Screen NSW.
10 April 2017
Everyone at Arts Northern Rivers is devastated seeing how the floods have affected our communities, creative industries and local artists.
We know for some of you filling in a survey is the last thing you want to focus on, however the information gathered will help us create a clearer picture of how this flood event has impacted our creative communities.
The information you supply will be treated completely confidentially and no individuals or businesses will be identified.
We plan to use collated figures when advocating for support from all tiers of government and other service organisations on behalf of affected artists and creative industries in our region.
5 April 2017
This week, Arts Northern Rivers has partnered with Common Ground Byron Bay to assist with distributing funds from the campaign, Northern Rivers Artists Flood Campaign on the crowd funding platform, Go Fund Me. We are in the process of setting up a sub committee of local representatives who will assist with making the distribution process fair and transparent for all.