Projects

Current Projects

Up Next

Up Next

Expressions of interest are now open for Up Next, a new paid performance opportunity for early career and emerging musicians in the Northern Rivers.


First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship

First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship

Applications are open for an inaugural First Nations Visual Arts Scholarship. Delivered in partnership with the Byron School of Art (BSA), the scholarship will sponsor a First Nations artist to participate in a year-long Visual Arts Foundation Course.


Your Big Idea

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.


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.


Micro Grants

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.


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.


Celebrating Ceramics

Celebrating Ceramics

Arts Northern Rivers is calling out to all Ceramic Masters who formed the vanguard in the Northern Rivers during the 70’s – 90’s to join a region wide celebration of their legacy. Celebrating Ceramics hopes to open the kiln to reveal the rich history of Ceramics within our region.


Past Projects

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!

Big Talks

As part of Your Big Idea Arts Northern Rivers presents Big Talks; a series of discussions with creatives and commentators who have something to say.

Your Big Idea

Arts Northern Rivers are calling for proposals for ambitious arts projects ready to be developed into a funding application. The project will be groundbreaking and have the ability to grab the attention of a local, national or international audience.

Art on Bundjalung Country

In 2019 the Art on Bundjulung Country project continues to provide opportunities for Aboriginal people across the Northern NSW to explore better health and wellbeing through connection with cultural arts.