Artsure | Insurance for Artists

With growing demand from festival and event organisers as well as funding bodies for artists to have Public and Product liability insurance Arts Northern Rivers’ insurance broker Finsura has established Artsure – Art Industry Insurance developed specifically for individual artists and Art related enterprises.


Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey

Measures Australians’ engagement with the arts in 2016 – attending arts events, exhibitions and festivals; reading; listening to music; sharing and connecting with the arts online; and creating art themselves. The survey also captures the value of the arts to Australians through their attitudes, views about the impacts of the arts, and propensity to donate time or money to the arts.

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Create NSW | Resources

At any time there is a wide range of research being undertaken by various organisations and agencies into the arts and related cultural activity. The links below provide access to some of the most recent studies relevant to NSW.


Code of Practice | NAVA

The Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector is the national best practice standard for the sector. The Code is an essential professional tool for the negotiation of contracts, agreements and entry conditions, and for the explanation of the business protocols and procedures of the visual arts, craft and design sector.


Arts Nation | An Over View of Australian Arts

Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts is a new report which provides evidence as a catalyst for informed discussion about arts and culture in Australia. It will be an evolving report which fills a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry.



CONNECT Research Report | Southern Cross University

CONNECT was a market development project for musicians in Northern Rivers region conducted in 2013. The project incorporated a mentorship program for three individual artists and four groups, a showcase performance opportunity and a series of workshops open to the public.

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Annual Report | Arts Northern Rivers

It was another year of delivering services across the region and we were particularly delighted to offer a record number of workshops and skills development opportunities for artists and arts workers in the Northern Rivers. Using the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up spaces as workshop venues we delivered over nine separate workshops.


Policy and Research | NAVA

Underpinning NAVA’s advocacy work is the research it commissions or undertakes itself into the nature of Australian visual and media arts, craft and design, identifying policies and strategic actions which could be taken to facilitate the sector’s fruitful development.


Publications | Regional Arts Australia

Regional Arts Australia regularly produces publications both as a result of national consultations and other research and for governance purposes.


Reports | Regional Arts Australia

Regional Arts Australia regularly produces reports both as a result of national consultations and other research and for governance purposes.


2015 Arts and Cultural Development Program | Arts NSW

Introduced in 2014, the Arts and Cultural Development Program represents a renewal and re-thinking of the NSW Government’s support for arts and culture. Through this program, we will fund projects and programs that are capable of creating the greatest impact and value.


Arts in Regional NSW | Arts NSW

As part of our commitment to ensure the state-wide delivery of arts and creative industries programs and services, Arts NSW supports arts in the regions in a number of ways and complements the role of local government which collectively is the largest investor in cultural programs and facilities in the state.


Publications | Australia Council

Australia Council undertakes research, analysis and evaluation that places them at the forefront of knowledge about the arts. They commission robust research, analyse data from a range of sources, and conduct evaluation work that informs their strategic planning, monitoring and advocacy work.

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Australian Audiences 2015 | Screen Australia

An infographic snapshot, from Screen Australia's Strategy & Research Unit providing unique insights into Australia's film, video, television and interactive digital media industries.


Create NSW

Create NSW

Create NSW is the NSW Government’s new arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity. Create NSW was established on 1 April 2017, and has responsibility for many of the functions previously undertaken by Arts NSW and Screen NSW.


Regional Arts NSW

Regional Arts NSW is the peak body and support agency for arts and cultural development in NSW. Regional Arts NSW works together with the fourteen independent regional arts boards to address the challenge of diversity across the state and to enrich the arts and cultural lives of those living in regional, rural and remote areas.


Australia Council

The Australia Council's strategic plan reflects their desire to make more visible the vitality of our arts and culture, and to recognise the evolving way that Australians make and experience art.


The Ministry for the Arts

The Ministry for the Arts is structured into four branches to deliver programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture.


Screen NSW

Screen Australia is the Australian Federal Government’s key funding body for the Australian screen production industry. Its functions are to support and promote the development of a highly creative, innovative and commercially sustainable industry.



NAVA is the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector. Through advocacy and service provision, we work to achieve a strong Australian visual arts sector and a vibrant, distinctive and ethical cultural environment.


Music NSW

MusicNSW is the Peak Body for Contemporary Music in NSW. MusicNSW is a not for profit Industry Association set up to represent, promote and develop the contemporary music industry in New South Wales, Australia, in addition to managing a number of Music Development projects.


Accessible Arts

Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales. They provide professional assistance to organisations and individuals in the arts and disability sectors. We help establish or improve programs that enable people with disability to develop their creative potential.


Screen Australia

Screen Australia is the Federal Government's primary agency for supporting Australian screen production. In partnership with filmmakers, Screen Australia aims to create an Australian industry that is innovative, culturally important and commercially sustainable. They support development, production, promotion and distribution of Australian screen content.


Museums & Galleries NSW

Museums & Galleries NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.


Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organisation, offering representation, networking, services and information to members and others in the not-for-profit sector, carrying out their mission to represent, grow and inspire an effective and robust philanthropic sector.


Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia's role is to increase business, philanthropic and social investment in Australia’s arts, creative and cultural sectors.




ArtsHub is Australia’s leading portal for professionals working within the arts, where a community of approximately 80,000 registered users; 13,000 premium members; and hundreds of dedicated contributors read, write and share their knowledge and passion for the industry.


Arts Law

Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It provides free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters.



Pozible provides the platform for project creators to present their ideas to a connected audience, worldwide. If people love what you’re creating, they can support it by pledging money. In return, project creators offer rewards matched to the level of funding commitment.



APRA AMCOS has 87,000+ members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers. APRA AMCOS license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available their members’ music, and distribute the royalties to their members.



Tweed Regional Gallery

The Tweed Regional Gallery's six exhibition spaces host a vibrant program of historical and contemporary touring exhibitions of national significance, alongside curated exhibitions of established national and regional artists.


Lismore Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery’s Mission is to facilitate the exchange of ideas locally and nationally through a distinctive and innovative program of exhibitions and events.


Northern Rivers Community Gallery

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents a changing program of exhibitions by artists from across the Northern Rivers and beyond. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops.


Grafton Regional Gallery

The Grafton Regional Gallery aims to stimulate, develop and enhance the diverse visual culture of the region through viable, dynamic and relevant exhibition, education and collection programs.



Northern Rivers Screenworks is the regional film, television and digital media office supporting the local screen industry, its practitioners and promoting screen culture.



Based in the regional centre of Lismore in the Northern Rivers NSW, NORPA is renowned for presenting a Season of curated and home-grown works that are both challenging and accessible to regional audiences.


Lone Goat Gallery

The Lone Goat Gallery provides an independent quality exhibition space, and innovative program of diverse exhibitions which attracts artists and visitors from our region and further afield.


Regional Development Northern Rivers

Regional Development Northern Rivers is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of local economies and dynamic communities across the Northern Rivers.



North Coast TAFE

North Coast TAFE is part of TAFE NSW and is one of the largest regional training providers in Australia. North Coast TAFE provide high quality, personalised vocational education and training to build prosperity, sustainability and innovation.


Byron School of Art

The Byron School of Arts (BSA) is an art school based on an international model of Artists Teaching Artists in a studio-based learning environment. The BSA provides rigorous and practice-based programs in the visual arts and related fields, while also offering practical pathways to meet the individual needs of students.


Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university welcoming students from more than 60 countries throughout the world. SCU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in an inspiring and supportive learning environment.


SAE Qantm

SAE Qantm has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. In Australia, SAE proudly offer government accredited certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees across 6 disciplines – Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.


Northern Rivers Conservatorium

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium exists to provide a dynamic and supportive environment for quality education in music. NRC endeavour to facilitate life-long learning, creativity and community awareness of the arts through education, performance and community involvement.


Clarence Valley Conservatorium

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium (CVC) has been leading the performing arts in the region since its historical beginnings in the 1930s. The CVC have a purpose built learning environment, quality tutors and an extensive range of instrumental, vocal, drama and school programs.


ACE Community Colleges

ACE Community Colleges is a not for profit, community based Adult Education provider and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). ACE provides quality training, education and outreach services across the North Coast of NSW.