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Artist Profile: Siv Parker - Twitter fiction writer

Breaking news: Siv has been chosen as one of three writers to take her blog, on dusk, into book form through the 'Blurb Blog to Book' challenge. 'I'm sure my success is partly due to tips I was able to get on tidying my blog format, honing my publishing pitch and writing in general from the Emerging Writers' Festival I was able to attend thanks to the RAF Quick Response Grant.' Read more

Regional Arts NSW poised to contribute to ‘Culturally Ambitious Nation’

Regional Arts NSW Chair, Peter White, believes strong regional arts practice and networks are important to ensure Australia is a ‘culturally ambitious nation. Mr White was responding to the launch of the Australia Council for the Arts Strategic Plan 2014-2019 earlier this week aimed at positioning Australia in the national and international spheres. The council also launched its new grants model. Read more

Breadth of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Inspires

Regional Arts NSW Aboriginal Arts Officer, Anthony Walker, has returned from the 2014 Indigenous Art Fair in Cairns inspired by the range and depth of the activities at the fair, including a symposium on the different sectors of the Aboriginal art industry. Read more

Artist Profile: Rochelle Summerfield

Exploring transformation, wonder and humour Grafton based artist, Rochelle Summerfield, has received an encouragement award in the highly coveted Windmill Trust Scholarship. Read more

Applications for CASP 2015 now open

Applications have opened for the Country Arts Support Program (CASP). The grants for a maximum amount ranging from $3,000 to $5000 (varying by Regional Arts Board) are available to groups and organisations based in regional NSW for projects occurring between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015. Read more

SouthWinds - The Mystery of the Mistral

Award winning film director and photographer, Paul Harmon and his author wife, Sylvia Johnson, returned to Sydney about a year ago from Sablet, a small wine making village in the Provence region of France. Read more


With the assistance of a $3,000 CASP grant, Southern Highland artists will have a space to exhibit and run workshops. Read more