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Creative Young Stars Round #1

Applications are now open for the Australia Government’s Creative Young Stars program. Regional Australians, aged 25 years and under, are encouraged to apply for their share in the funds to help them realise their dreams in creative and performing arts, cultural activities, school and community service and academia. Read more

Look What Just Popped Up

Pop-ups seem to be everywhere at the moment. Regional Arts NSW interviewed Pop-Up Parramatta's Creative Broker, Merryn Spencer, (formerly of Orana Arts) as part of a series of interviews that will be featured on this website on pop-up shops, space activation and the creative scene's engagement with this movement. Read more


The 2014 Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is now open to applications for arts projects that will be funded next year. One in three Australians live in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia, and the RAF Fund recognises this and supports sustainable cultural development in these communities in NSW. Read more

Seeing Stars, SKA Art Prize 2013

Seeing Stars is a celebration of art and astronomy inspired by the world’s largest telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which will be co-hosted here in Australia. Read more

Sweet Dreams

The creative potential of people with disability was on show at the Sweet Dreams event in Bathurst last week. Over the past months, dancers, storytellers, artists and musicians have been awakened through the Sweet Dreams project, a series of creative workshops in Lithgow, Bathurst and Orange for adults with a disability. Read more

Naked & Nude: Manning Art Prize

Call for Entries The Friends of Manning Regional Art Gallery invite all Australian artists to submit works for the 11th biennial Manning Art Prize 2013 now themed Naked & Nude. Read more

RANSW Annual Dinner

Thursday 19th April, following the Annual General Meeting, Regional Arts NSW hosted our annual dinner at Simmer on the Bay. Attendees traveled from across the state to represent their regions and organisations, and the space at Walsh Bay was filled with people passionate about the arts in regional areas. Read more

Dubbo Fire Station Art Centre

In 2012, Orana Arts approached Dubbo Local Aboriginal Land Council (DLALC) proposing to lease the unoccupied fire station for a minimum period of three years and establish a multi-purpose arts facility. Read more

Science Grants to Spark Innovation

Would you like to work with local scientists to bring to life an art-meets-science event for public presentation during National Science week (10-18 August)? Inspiring Australia is offering a total of $40,000 for regional community groups towards science activities and events to mark National Science Week 2013 (10-18 August). Read more

Birrang begins...

The Birrang dance program commenced this week at Carriageworks with workshop leaders include; Frances Rings, Kirk Page, Jade Dewi Tias Tungall, Victoria Hunt, Jo Clancy, Lisa Duff and Narelle Benjamin. Read more

Artist in Profile > Loren-Jade Ryan

You would be hard pressed to find a 19-year-old as positive as Loren-Jade Ryan. She's a sassy, little miss sunshine. Hailing from the Australian country music scene heartland, Tamworth, this talented, Aboriginal singer and has already enjoyed huge career highlights, performing with Troy Cassar-Daley, and appearing at the Saltwater Freshwater Festival. Read more