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Did Artstate achieve it’s goals? The final Impact Assessment is now live for you to read!

For the past four years, Regional Arts NSW together with partnering Regional Arts Development Organisations has worked to shine a light on the creative excellence that exists across regional NSW through the hybrid arts festival and conference, Artstate.

Delivering insightful conversations and creative showcases at Lismore (2017), Bathurst (2018), Tamworth (2019) and Wagga Wagga (2020), Artstate aimed to:

Following the conclusion of Artstate in Wagga Wagga in 2020, Regional Arts NSW engaged The Western Research Institute to conduct an independent evaluation of Artstate in order to understand the importance of the event for its delegates, for regional arts policy and to measure its social and economic impacts.

The final Impact Assessment has now been finalised, and The Artstate team is proud to announce that this evaluation concluded that “Artstate delivered on its intended aims of the event.”

We encourage you to find out more about the impact of Artstate, and read the full Impact Assessment here!