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Regional Arts NSW Heads to Artstate Lismore

The Regional Arts NSW office will be closed from 29th November until 4 December for the inaugural Artstate Lismore, a four-day event that will welcome an anticipated 200 arts industry delegates to Northern NSW.
Enquiries can be directed to, which will be checked intermittently. For all Artstate enquiries, find Regional Arts NSW at the Artstate registration desk at Lismore City Hall.
Artstate is a four-year program of conversations, partnerships and opportunities for regional artists and arts organisations. Its aim is to demonstrate the vibrancy of the arts sector in regional areas through a stimulating and inspiring two-day conference program alongside an exciting and diverse arts program that will feature a selection of regional NSW creatives.
Lismore in the Northern Rivers of NSW is the first host city for Artstate. Opening the event, will be the two-day conference program, examining the themes of creative practice and creative partnerships through keynotes, panels and break-out sessions.
Alongside the speakers program will be an arts program open to the public. The impressive line-up will feature the world premiere of local theatre company, Northern Rivers Performing Arts’ new production Djurra; as well as a line-up of great local talent including Tora, WHARVES, Sarah Tindley, Blakboi, Tralala Blip and Tullara.
Artstate is open to artists, community and cultural leaders and workers, local government and even those from across the border who seek inspiration, ideas and partnerships and possibilities. Given the international, national, and local calibre of speakers and entertainment this is a rare and unique opportunity for locals to join this conversation.
Artstate Lismore is produced by Regional Arts NSW in partnership with Arts Northern Rivers, and is supported by Create NSW and Lismore City Council.
For full details of the Artstate program and tickets to the event, visit