Projects

Current Projects

Creative Industries Recovery Forum

Creative Industries Recovery Forum

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. 


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 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.


Rapid Response Flood Support Funding

Rapid Response Flood Support Funding

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

SMOKE

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

Art on Bundjalung Market

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.


VMP – Volunteer Museums Project

VMP – Volunteer Museums Project

Arts Northern Rivers worked with two volunteer run museums in the Clarence Valley to deliver the Volunteer Museums Project (VMP) artist in residence program.


My Place Is Your Place – Cultural Artwork at the Lismore Base Hospital

My Place Is Your Place – Cultural Artwork at the Lismore Base Hospital

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

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.


First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship

First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship

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.


Rappville Creative

Rappville Creative

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.


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.


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.


Past Projects

2021 Micro Grants

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

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.

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.