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Archibald finalist to open exhibition in Bega

The Bega Valley’s rich history with portraiture winds up a notch later this month when the Shire plays host to the biggest and most famous art prize in Australia. The 2016 Archibald Prize opens at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on March 24, one of only six galleries outside of Sydney to host the Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition. Read more

Job Opportunity | Creative Projects Manager, Outback Arts

The Creative Projects Manager will work as a key member of the Outback Arts team to accomplish the organisation’s strategic vision, delivering the artistic program. The Creative Projects Manager is responsible for the implementation of the Outback Arts program of activities as guided by the comprehensive three year business plan. Read more

Job Opportunity | New England Conservatorium of Music, Director

The New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) are currently seeking an outstanding new Director for the award winning tier 1 conservatorium of music. NECOM has been providing a focus for music education and performance in the Armidale and broader New England region for over 14 years. Read more

Booranga Writers' Centre | Rajith Savanadasa: Writer in Residence

Melbourne author Rajith Savanadasa is the March writer in residence at Booranga Writers’ Centre for 2017. Rajith was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in Melbourne. He turned to creative writing in the final year of an engineering degree, which he followed up with the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University. Read more

Firstdraft | Call for Proposals with Fund for Regional Artists

Proposals are now open for the August 2017 - January 2018 Firstdraft Exhibition, Curators and Writers Programs. Firstdraft supports the development of emerging and experimental artistic practices through a diverse and inclusive range of programs. Applications to develop and/or present new work at Firstdraft are considered favourably, and final submissions are due 9 April 2017. Read more

Broken Hill | Public Art Residency

Broken Hill City Council (Council), in partnership with Arts NSW, invites interest from suitably experienced local, national and/or international artists to interpret, disrupt, illuminate and activate the City as a ‘Living Museum’ and place with ‘Perfect Light’. This is a vibrant project defined by bold public art that fires the imagination and amplifies a strong sense of identity. Read more

Arts OutWest & The Lachlan Health Service | Colour

A colouring in book has been produced for patients, visitors and staff at Parkes and Forbes Hospitals featuring work by artists from the NSW Central West. Called ‘Colour’ the free colouring-in book has been designed to provide a calming, mindful activity for those who spend time in hospital. Read more

Tweed Regional Gallery | The 2017 Olive Cotton Award

The Olive Cotton Award is open to artists living and working in Australia who are Australian citizens or have been Australian residents for 12 months or more. The entry must be: a new portrait completed since 1 April 2015, owned and created by the artist; not previously exhibited. Read more

Regional Festivals | Cementa17

After two hugely successful festival events, Cementa is back this April , offering an entirely free four-day showcase of independent and experimental arts spread across the New South Wales post industrial town of Kandos. Read more