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The Question of Cultural Precincts

Is the idea of a cultural precinct being floated for your town or community? Or does one already exist? Cultural precincts are too often seen as a cure-all for the dilapidated infrastructure, lack of visitors to a town, according to one of Australia's leading art strategists, Justin Macdonnell. Read more

Applications for CASP 2016 Now Open

Applications have opened for the 2016 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 2016 and 31 December 2016. Read more

Arts NSW Regional Arts Fellowships closing soon

Artists and arts/cultural workers have until 5pm, Monday, 24 August to apply for two Arts NSW Regional Arts Fellowships. The fellowships worth $50,000 each are open to artists and performers or arts/cultural workers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts and culture, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts from regional areas. Read more

Regional Arts NSW's Artlinks

Links We Love ... Public art. Should we just do it like the famous sporting clothing and goods manufacturer? Orana Arts RADO, Alicia Leggett says yes, and more ... Read more

Art Music Award Nominations Sweeten Moorambilla Voices 10th Birthday Celebrations

Moorambilla Voices has had not one, but three delicious sweeteners added to its 10th birthday celebrations. The choir, which offers a unique and life changing opportunity to young people in Western NSW, received three nominations in the 2015 Art Music Awards in the categories of Excellence by an Organisation, Excellence in Music Education and Excellence in a Regional Area. Read more

Bringing the movies back to Sawtell - locals save their cinema

At a time when movies can be downloaded or streamed to a home cinema screen, television, laptop, tablet, smartphone and a myriad of other devices, the Sawtell community on the NSW mid North coast has given the traditional venue for seeing a movie overwhelming approval by raising more than $75,000 to save its cinema. Read more

Artist opportunity to create for On Common Ground festival

APPLICATION DATE  EXTENDED - NOW CLOSE 16 AUGUST  NAVA in partnership with the CAD Factory is offering a New South Wales based visual artist or group of artists the opportunity to create a new work for the On Common Ground festival in October through a residency at CAD Factory at Narrandera. Read more

Australia Council announces revised grants program

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced its revised grants program. Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski said the Council is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for the arts sector, and for Australian audiences, within the new arts funding framework. Read more