Projects

Current Projects

My Place Is Your Place – Cultural Artwork EOI

My Place Is Your Place – Cultural Artwork EOI

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.


Weavers of the Bundjalung Nation

Weavers of the Bundjalung Nation

In 2021, Arts Northern Rivers with funding from the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program, will work with Bundjalung elders and artists in delivering a book project to ensure weaving techniques and stories will be available for future generations.


Up Next

Up Next

Up Next is a showcase of musicians emerging in the Northern Rivers. The event will be held at Byron Bay’s iconic live music venue, The Northern, on Thursday March 25th.


Rappville Creative Recovery

Rappville Creative Recovery

In 2021 this project will deliver an artist-led placemaking program contributing to the creative recovery of Rappville – a Richmond Valley community devastated by bushfires in October 2019. The project outcome will deliver a public engagement event designed to build sustainable cultural tourism in the town, delivering ongoing benefits for the local community and wider creative sector of NSW.


Northern Rivers Creative

Northern Rivers Creative

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.


If These Halls Could Talk Travels to Tasmania

If These Halls Could Talk Travels to Tasmania

Our 2016 project If These Halls Could Talk, is expanding into a collaboration with Tasmania’s renowned festival, Ten Days on the Island in 2021.


Auslan Creative

Auslan Creative

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.


Art on Bundjalung Market

Art on Bundjalung Market

Held at The Quad in Lismore on Saturday the 1st of June between 10am and 4pm, Art on Bundjalung Market celebrated the creative and cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region.


Past Projects

First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship

The inaugural First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship is delivered in partnership with the Byron School of Art. The scholarship will sponsor a First Nations artist to participate in a year-long Visual Arts Foundation Course.

Your Big Idea

Your Big Idea called for proposals for ambitious ideas ready to be developed into contemporary arts projects. The winning idea will receive $5,000 seed funding in addition to a tailored project development package.

Micro Grants

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Northern Rivers initiated a Micro Grants project offering grants of up to $1,000 for independent practicing artists or organisations working across all art forms to support their creative endeavours.

Artbank is Coming 2019

Arts Northern Rivers has partnered with Lismore Regional Gallery to host the 2019 Artbank Roadshow - Lismore Regional Gallery will be the only stop in NSW!