Arts North West supports the development of arts and culture regionally and is involved in the development of regional projects and initiatives. Arts North West was established in 1996 as a Regional Arts Development Program, and later established as an independent Regional Arts Board in 1997. 

Our Vision is for a rich, diverse cultural landscape.

Our Mission is to expand creative opportunities in our region. 

Arts North West acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands we work on; we recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people and respect the Aboriginal Elders past and present. 

Arts North West recognises the support of Arts NSW and the following local government bodies in the New England North West: Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah Shire,Gwydir Shire, Liverpool Plains Shire, Moree Plains Shire, Narrabri Shire, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield Shire, Uralla Shire and Walcha Council.

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