Cementa Contemporary Arts Festival took place from 6-9 April this year, spanning four day and nights with performances, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, photography, installation and ceramics. Read more
Community choirs, visual arts and photography workshops, and drama activities for adults make up a multi-arts approach to building good mental health across the NSW central west.
Running April to June, a series of eight small workshop programs will run in Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes and Grenfell.
Regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest has set up the workshops on behalf of House with No Steps, who have provided the funding. Read more
Forbes Town Band have had their first read-through of a new Forbes History Song, commissioned with funding from the Country Arts Support Program.
The piece was composed by Tim Ferrier and is based on music by Harry Schaefer. Forbes Town Band will premiere it at the River Arts Festival Forbes in September 2017. Read more
Buckle up Gunnedah, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road, and coming to Gunnedah to deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival. Read more
Set in a beautiful yet chaotic model kit world, Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk, beauty and rawness of acrobatic circus with pumping live music, stunning lighting, breathtaking physical improbability and no shortage of absurdity. Read more
Latin Spirit is coming to Bermagui, a celebration of the sounds of flamenco and tango is the brainchild of Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb. It will take place across the Easter weekend in what the Region can proudly describe as the most idyllic festival space in Australia. Read more
Opera in the Paddock returns for 2017 to perform in Armidale and Delungra. Audiences will be treated to Australia's brightest stars performing opera classics froM Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Offenbach, along with musical favourites by Lerner and Loewe and more. Read more
A production created by an ensemble of 13-16 year olds from Bathurst, supported by Local Stages, the Australian Theatre for Young People, and the Regional Arts Fund will be performed in Sydney this April. Read more
The NSW Government is committing a further $30,000 to expand performing arts opportunities in regional and remote NSW.
The Community Presenter Touring Grants, administered by Arts on Tour, supports the presentation of NSW professional productions in community-run venues and halls, in NSW towns without a professional performing arts venue. Read more