About Us

About Us

We’re a small team who do big things…

As the peak arts body, Arts Northern Rivers works with individuals, organisations and government to generate, promote and advocate for the arts and creative industries in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Arts Northern Rivers is supported by Create NSW and local Governments in our region who work with us to ensure access to arts and cultural activity for everyone.

What We Do

We love what we do because we love what you do…

The Northern Rivers is home to the highest concentration of arts and creative industries practitioners outside of metropolitan centers and we recognise the enormous contribution they make to the cultural, economic and social wellbeing of the Northern Rivers (and to the nation!)

We are committed to supporting the visibility, viability and vibrancy of this incredible region.

To achieve this we deliver an annual program of skills and professional development workshops, a dedicated strategy for supporting and sustaining Indigenous art and culture and offering support and advice for individuals in our region.


An engaged, diverse, connected and resilient arts and cultural community valued in our region and recognised nationally and internationally.


We deliver services and projects that foster the creative industries, encourage excellence, and work to ensure access and engagement with arts and cultural activity.

We do this by:

-Developing quality programs in collaboration with our stakeholders and partners

-Extending our reach across the region to encourage participation in and promotion of our vibrant arts and cultural sector

-Connecting creatives to opportunities and pathways in our sector

-Ensuring we remain viable as an organisation through good governance practice and financial management.



-We champion and advocate for the role that a thriving arts and cultural sector makes in our region of the Northern Rivers.

-We work together with others so we can achieve more, and share what we learn.

-We value and seek opportunity for the arts of the First Nations peoples of the Bundjalung Nation.

-We nurture, celebrate and showcase creativity from across our region.

-We are open, frank and respectful in our relationships.