Arts Showcase is our pick of the news, events and activities that are Must Read or Must do.


Nexus. One day popular culture event

Two years ago the region’s first one-day pop culture-enthusiast festival launched in Coffs Harbour. The Nexus Con (originally known as Level UP!) had a great response from the community and…

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ACO Virtual – Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Slim Dusty Centre

ACO Virtual is the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ground-breaking virtual orchestra. This interactive, immersive experience transports the visitor and audience into a world of sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley…

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The Art of Ageing Photography Exhibition

Port Macquarie Library 30 June to 31 July. By 2031, one in three people in NSW will be aged 50 or over. But older people aren’t all the same. Like…

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Regional Arts Fund (RAF) now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Regional Arts Fund (RAF), an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The program is…

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NSW Tourism Awards 2017

Festivals, events, museums, galleries etc interested in entering the NSW Tourism Awards have until July 14 to register, submissions close July 31. This year there are no North Coast Tourism…

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$100 million New Regional Cultural Fund

The NSW Government has announced new Regional Cultural Funds amounting to $100 million over 4 years. The Fund will support the creation of cultural infrastructure including buildings and structures that…

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Create NSW is calling on emerging content creators and storytellers from diverse backgrounds across the state to apply for up to 15 places at the NSW State TALENT CAMP, a…

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Country Arts Support Program (CASP) Funding. Opens May 26.

General Guidelines are available at the link below but note individuals cannot apply All applications  must be made online via Smarty Grants You MUST discuss your proposal with…

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Chai Tent @ Wauchope Arts Hall

Wauchope Arts’ annual Chai Tent event is a music concert which celebrates the abundance of local talent. This year MC Meizie will introduce music from Wauchope Arts new community choir,…

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Create NSW Funding

Create NSW, the newly amalgamated agency since April 1 incorporating Arts NSW and Screen NSW  has published its updated Arts & Cultural Program. The program funds everything from multiyear programs…

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Calling all Artists Aged 18-25

Applications are now being received by Create NSW for 25 Young Regional Artists Scholarships to assist your professional development. Scholarships are open to artists, performers and arts/cultural workers from all…

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Bald Archy Art Prize Exhibition @ The Bunker Cartoon Gallery

This very irreverent Australian Art Show, now in its 24th year, returns to The Bunker Cartoon Gallery, much to the delight of fans across the region. Once again we are…

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