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Northern Rivers Artist Flood Appeal | Application for Support Now Open

Following the devastating floods that hit the Northern Rivers region Arts Northern Rivers has partnered with Common Ground Byron Bay to support a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to support artists affected by the floods.

The goal is to reach $10,000 in donations and then to distribute these funds to artists or creative businesses that have lost essential materials or equipment that has affected their ability to generate income.

The campaign has raised just over $7,000 to date and we’re confident of reaching and possibly exceeding our $10,000 goal. To ensure these funds can flow as quickly as possible, Arts Northern Rivers has convened an independent panel to develop a set of guidelines for how these funds can be accessed as well as a simple application process.

The panel has announced a call for requests from artists and creative businesses who need support with plans to begin distribution of funds as soon as possible.

Applications for up to $500 for individual artists and up to $1,000 for sole traders or small creative businesses will be open Wednesday 26 April. We encourage people to apply early.

For further information about the application process visit the website.