Enabling Community Creativity: A Regional Disability Resource Launch

Arts North West and Accessible Arts NSW will be celebrating the launch of Enabling Community Creativity: A Regional Disability Resource at the Civic Centre Gunnedah on22 May 2017.

Enabling Community Creativity: A Regional Disability Resource Manual is the direct result of The Heading West Project, a strategic two year partnership between Arts North West, Arts Northern Rivers (regional arts development organisations) and Accessible Arts NSW.  This resource manual is a how-to-guide to deliver arts and disability projects and events in regional Australia including project development, marketing, and accessibility plans. It comprises step-by-step processes, templates, resources as well as a number of case studies to assist organisations and individuals to develop their own arts and disability events in their communities.

Everyone is invited to come along, participate in an inclusive art activity, and create a nature photo print and frame. All materials and morning tea provided.

11:00am - 1pm Monday 22 May 2017

Creative Arts Centre, 81 Chandos Street, Gunnedah.

The Creative Arts Centre is an accessible venue.


Further enquiries, please contact Arts North West via email office@artsnw.com.au, phone 67324988 or visit the website www.artsnw.com.au for more information.

Job Opportunity Moree

Do you love children, art and have a creative approach to teaching? Are you looking for a rewarding role with flexible hours and lots of fun? Are you Moree Plains Gallery’s next Education Officer?!

Moree Plains Gallery is seeking a part-time Education Officer to fill a two year contract. Experience in Education and delivery of creative programs essential. For an information pack please call Vivien Clyne on (02) 6757 3320. Applications close 14 April 2017.

Click here to download Information for Applicants

Regional Arts Fund is Open

The New England North West is a dynamic and creative place to live and work.  Do you have an exciting project that will further contribute to arts and cultural activity in our community? Arts North West is looking for innovative and great projects that will thrill our community!

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia and meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.


Opening dates and closing dates have been moved forward in the year.
RAF applications will only be accepted through the Regional Arts Australia secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.
Guidelines have been reviewed and simplified.
There is a NEW category Small Regional Festival Support.
The Residencies and Mentorships category is no longer available.
Multi-year funding is only available for two years and projects must be discussed with RANSW staff before applying.
You will need to respond to a number of Australian Government questions for statistical collection that are common to all arts grants applicants administered by the Department of Communications and the Arts.

DO NOT FORGET to read the RAF Guidelines carefully and before you submit discuss your project with Caroline Downer, Executive Director of Arts North West on 0428 042 622. Caroline will be able to explain the new process for RAF.

Applications open: Monday 20 June.
Applications close: 3:00pm AEST Monday 8 August.
No extension to the closing date is possible.