12 June 2018
Arts Northern Rivers’ is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Country Arts Support Program, an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW.
The fund supports a creative, vibrant and resilient arts and cultural sector by offering up to $5000 to locally initiated projects by not-for-profits, local government authorities and collectives in regional NSW.
Arts Northern Rivers has set a regional priority focus to ensure that all artforms and applicants are being represented. This year Arts Northern Rivers has decided that their region’s priority focus will be on first-time applicants and applications for performance based projects.
13 June 2018
The stories in the 2018 Festival program will take audiences from the wilds of New Zealand to North Korea, Tuscany and back home to near-by Goonengerry. Authors traverse territory including anxiety, crime, the Frontier Wars, the Anthropocene, science, comedy, immigration, the wellness industry and poetry and explore music, whales, romance and debate whether reading can make you happier.
The Byron Writers Festival has been announced with a line up of 140 writers and thinkers, who will converge in the glorious Byron Shire this 3 – 5 August for the 22nd annual Festival.
28 May 2018
Judges, gallerist Lorraine Pilgrim and artist, Abbey McCulloch, announced the major prize winners of Tweed Regional Gallery’s biennial Border Art Prize.
Winner Trinity Leonard from Lismore Shire was in attendance to receive the $3,000 first prize funded by Tweed Shire Council. Her entry, an oil painting titled Hannah, immediately caught both judges’ eye and they returned to it after viewing all entries. They described the work as, ‘arresting and filled with emotion that you could feel’.
16 May 2018
Bunjum Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with Arts Northern Rivers and Northern Rivers Community Gallery invite artists to submit work using the these ‘Because of Her, We Can’ for the 2018 NAIDOC Week Exhibition at the Gallery.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists who have a strong cultural connection to the Cabbage Tree/ Ballina Region are invited to submit one work exploring the NAIDOC theme ‘Because of Her, We Can’.