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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 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...
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 August and generally closing on the 1st October.
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...
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...
Arts Northern Rivers is the peak body and support agency for arts and cultural development in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. We are part of a statewide network of 14 regional arts boards, providing strategic direction for sustainable arts and cultural development for our vibrant region.
We are an independent not for profit organisation, supported by Arts NSW and our seven local governments - Ballina, Byron Shire, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire.
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