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.
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’.
Arts Northern Rivers is excited to announced the program for If These Halls Could Talk; a region-wide season of contemporary arts events being held in seven community halls from the 17 September – 17 December 2016.
For the next four months you are invited to take a tour of these halls to experience them now and go back into their past. Your guides are some of the country’s most exciting contemporary artists and performers who have created temporary site-specific works inspired by the unique narrative of each hall.
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.
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.
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.