Arts Northern Rivers has set the date for a creative gathering which will lay the foundations for a sector-led approach to recovery following the recent flood disaster in the region.
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 May and Closing 30th June. Applications are assessed by an assessment panel convened by Arts Northern Rivers and consisting of 1 representative from each of the contributing local Government areas of the Northern Rivers.
The Arts Northern Rivers team have been dedicating their time to advocate and fundraise for flood relief and recovery funding to directly assist individuals impacted by the devastating floods in the Northern Rivers.
SMOKE is a dance theatre work co-authored by Jade Dewi and Kirk Page that has been in development on Bundjalung Country in Northern NSW, Yuggaera and Turrbal peoples lands and Indonesia.
Art On Bundjalung Market celebrates the creative cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region. The event features handmade arts and crafts by established and emerging artists and collectives, employing traditional and contemporary materials.
Arts Northern Rivers worked with two volunteer run museums in the Clarence Valley to deliver the Volunteer Museums Project (VMP) artist in residence program.
In partnership with the Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service and Northern New South Wales Local Health District, Arts Northern Rivers are working to deliver cultural artworks to the Women’s Care Unit at the Lismore Base Hospital.
Arts Northern Rivers is publishing Weavers Of The Bundjalung Nation, documenting women’s weaving practice’s specific to the Bundjalung region. The book records stories of elders and weavers, researches historical and archival material and documents traditional plant species and harvesting techniques.
The First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship is delivered in partnership with the Byron School of Art (BSA) to sponsor a First Nations artist to participate in a year-long Visual Arts Foundation Course.
Arts Northern Rivers has delivered the Rappville Creative Recovery Project which will be completed in 2022 with the installation of artworks in the Rappville Community Hall.
In 2019 Arts Northern Rivers launched a premier online directory, Northern Rivers Creative. The platform is built to increase professional opportunities for creatives by connecting them to local and global markets.
Working with the Northern Rivers Deaf community and multi-artform partners, Auslan Creative will deliver a creative development program aimed at exploring models for collaboration and practice development between artists of mixed abilities.