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NSW Government Announces $1.6 Million to Digitise Regional Collections

The NSW Government has announced almost $1.6 million in funding to assist regional arts, screen and culture organisations to digitise priceless collections and develop a state-wide regional digitisation strategy. NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Arts Don Harwin have announced investment into 11 projects under the Regional Cultural Fund (RCF) to make it easier for museum, art and other culturally important collections to be explored and enjoyed. Read more

Writing NSW | Grants Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2018 Writing NSW Grants, developed to support writers and writing in NSW. A total of $27,000 in funding is available and there are grants reserved for applicants in regional NSW. Read more

Artstate Bathurst 2018 Unveils Festival Program

Today at the Australian Museum, Regional Arts NSW announced the program for Artstate Bathurst, a four-day event that will bring an expected 200 arts delegates to the city from 1st to 4th November 2018. Artstate is a four-year program presented by Regional Arts NSW which aims to shine a light on excellence in regional arts practice and to explore the exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the state. Read more

New Arts Initiative Creates Pathways for Practitioners with Disability

New paid internships are being created for people with disabilities to get a start in the NSW arts, screen and culture industries. The Createability Internship Program, launched by the NSW Government today, will enable up to eight people to secure industry placements and customised training opportunities that could lead to a full-time career. Read more

Regional Arts NSW | Regional Arts Fund Provides Small Festival Support

Running an arts festival in regional NSW? Suffering volunteer burnout? A new stream as part of the Regional Arts Fund can help build your event with a paid coordinator. At Regional Arts NSW, we know how hard volunteers work in regional communities, and that sometimes the juggle between work, life and festival management can be overwhelming. Read more

Bello Winter Music 2018 Wraps Up a Sell-Out Success

In its fourth outing, Bello Winter Music (12-15 July) was once again a sell-out success that saw thousands of patrons fill the halls, cafes, clubs and streets of the picturesque Mid North Coast town of Bellingen. Thirteen different venues within the town played host to a diverse line-up of more than 80 international, national and local musicians. Read more

Registrations Now Open for the 10th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference

Registrations are now open for the 10th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference, presented by the Australian Centre for Arts and Health (ACAH), to be held from 12-15 November 2018 at the Sails Hotel, Port Macquarie. The Art Gallery of NSW continues its conference partnership with ACAH in 2018, with AGNSW artist educators presenting arts for health art-making workshops at the conference. Read more