Projects

Current Projects

Arts Recovery Community Hub | ARCH

Arts Recovery Community Hub | ARCH

Following the recent flood event in the Northern Rivers a group of local artists, led by the RealArtWorks Collective, are delivering a creative workshop program to assist people with their recovery process. Participants are encouraged to use creative expression as a way to reconnect with the community and make sense of recent events, providing a space for participants to share stories and feelings and express their responses through a creative process.


Northern Rivers Creative

Northern Rivers Creative

The Northern Rivers is home to the highest concentration of arts and creative industries practitioners outside of metropolitan centers.

Northern Rivers Creative is a directory showcasing professional practitioners of the Northern Rivers and committed to making connections for local, national and international markets for local creatives.


Our Way Stories | The Elders Book Project

Our Way Stories | The Elders Book Project

The project will record the life stories of 10 Elders from the Bundjalung nation / Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It has been inspired by the energy and passion of Dale Roberts – a local Aboriginal woman who has worked along side our region’s most respected and loved Elders.

Dale said, ‘Ever since I can remember people were asking me, for years, about how to get in touch with Elders and speak to our Aboriginal mob’.


If These Halls Could Talk

If These Halls Could Talk

Arts Northern Rivers delivered a region-wide season of contemporary arts events held under the banner If These Halls Could Talk, in seven community halls from the 17 September – 17 December 2016. In 2017 we bring a selection of the arts events alive again with four Regional Gallery exhibitions.

The live art events invited audiences to take a tour of the halls to experience them in the current era and to go back into their past. Artists, who are some of the country’s most exciting contemporary artists and performers, produced bold and captivating new works to activate the historic spaces giving new life and creating new memories for the halls and their communities.

Those events and the oral histories informing them have been documented and curated by Arts Northern Rivers into four exhibitions including photographic, video and audio material.

Exhibitions will be held at Tweed Shire Regional Gallery, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery and the Lismore Regional Gallery during 2017.

 


CASP | Country Arts Support Program

CASP | Country Arts Support Program

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for short term, locally initiated arts and community projects delivered in the Northern Rivers. CASP grants are offered once a year with applications opening in August and generally closing on the 1st October. Applications are assessed by an assessment panel convened by Arts Northern Rivers and consisting of 1 representative from each of the seven local government areas of the Northern Rivers.


Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow

Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow

Over the next three years the Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow will roll out as a series of high street pop ups’ in each of the seven LGAs and will be hauling a brilliant program of bespoke professional development workshops, industry networking dos and filling the empty spaces with local creatives’ wares. Arts Northern Rivers is committed to building the Northern Rivers Creative brand to create greater traction amongst local, state, interstate and ultimately international markets for local makers.


Past Projects

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition was the culmination of Arts Northern Rivers 3-year Bundjalung Project, managed by Indigenous Arts Development Officer Mark Cora, which aimed to connect local Indigenous artists with early mark making techniques.

Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up | Tweed Valley

As part of Tweed Fusion, a weekend of all things arts and culture, the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up shop will be taking over an empty space on main street Murwillumbah, selling wares made by creatives from the Tweed region.

The Corner Dance Lab | Indigenous Residency Scholarship

Arts Northern Rivers partnered with Dance Integrated Australia and The Farm to provide scholarships for two emerging dancers for a residency opportunity at the third annual The Corner Dance Lab.

Pop Up Workshop Program

Pop in the the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up throughout Arts in August as there is an awesome program of workshops run by the creatives; from badge making to grant writing to soft sculpture inventions to how to package your brand.