Past Projects

Past Projects

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Career Strategies for Creatives

Few artists are comfortable talking about their practice in business terms, feeling somehow it may make them seem less than a true artist. But business and career play a big part in all the decisions we make along the way of a creative life.

Artstate NSW | Lismore 2017

Artstate brings a stimulating program of regional, national and international speakers to Lismore in 2017 alongside a curated arts program that offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the best the regional NSW has to offer.

Arts Recovery Community Hub | ARCH

Following the recent flood event in the Northern Rivers a group of local artists, led by RealArtWorks Collective, are delivering a creative workshop program to assist people with their recovery process.

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition

Ngarakbal Githabal Dialect Exhibition was the culmination of Arts Northern Rivers 3-year Bundjalung Project, managed by Indigenous Arts Development Officer Mark Cora, which aimed to connect local Indigenous artists with early mark making techniques.

Our Way Stories | The Elders Book Project

Our Way Stories recorded the life stories and portraits of 10 Elders from the Bundjalung Nation in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up | Tweed Valley

As part of Tweed Fusion, a weekend of all things arts and culture, the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up shop will be taking over an empty space on main street Murwillumbah, selling wares made by creatives from the Tweed region.

The Corner Dance Lab | Indigenous Residency Scholarship

Arts Northern Rivers partnered with Dance Integrated Australia and The Farm to provide scholarships for two emerging dancers for a residency opportunity at the third annual The Corner Dance Lab.

Pop Up Workshop Program

Pop in the the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up throughout Arts in August as there is an awesome program of workshops run by the creatives; from badge making to grant writing to soft sculpture inventions to how to package your brand.

Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up | Lismore

The Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up is moving into Lismore for Arts in August! The Pop Up will be selling the wares of creatives from all corners of the Lismore region. With all dollars going straight into the artist’s pocket, this is a great...

Workshop Series | Gulibal Living Culture Group

Basket Making is a humble craft that has been employed through the millennia to produce objects that feature in all aspects of everyday life, making it both a functional and beautiful expression of art. In this series of five workshops being held...

Twelve + 3 Exhibition

Arts Northern Rivers collaborated with Accessible Arts’ Creating Connections project, who work to engage, support and advocate for artists with disability on the North Coast of NSW, to help bring to fruition a touring exhibition titled Twelve + 3.

Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung | Brothers Coming Together of the Bundjalung Nation

This large-scale exhibition was an exciting collaboration between 12 leading Bundjalung artists who all have a deep connection to the culture of the Bundjalung Nation and to each other as brothers, dedicated to protecting and care-taking culture...

If These Halls Could Talk

Arts Northern Rivers delivered a region-wide season of contemporary arts events held under the banner If These Halls Could Talk in seven community halls from September – December 2016. In 2017 we continue with four Regional Gallery exhibitions.

IAM | Indigenous Arts Mentorship

Ten young Indigenous creatives from around the Northern Rivers were selected to take part in the program, which matches the emerging creatives, aged between 16 and 25, with arts industry professionals. IAM: Indigenous Arts Mentorship is part of our..

Connect Music Mentorship | Industry Hook Ups for Musos

CONNECT Music Mentorship project was a two-part program developed by Arts Northern Rivers. Part 1 aimed to support and develop the careers of local musos by matching them to leading industry pros and Part 2 offered professional development...

Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow

Over the next three years the Northern Rivers Creative Roadshow will roll out as a series of high street pop ups’ showcasing the work of Northern Rivers Creative members who live and work in each of the seven LGAs...

The Bundjalung Project

This 3-year project is about rediscovering Aboriginal mark-making traditions; reconnecting Bundjalung artists and their communities with their heritage; exploring early art from within the region; and to assist local Indigenous...