Regional Arts New South Wales

Resource Information:
Contact: Rachael Vincent
Country: Australia

Regional Arts NSW is the peak body for regional arts activity in NSW.

Based in Sydney, it provides a range of services and represents a state-wide network of Regional Arts Boards (RABs) in the key areas of:

  • Advocacy

  • Capacity building

  • Communications

  • Support

The Chair and CEO of Regional Arts NSW represent the state on the board of the national body, Regional Arts Australia.

Regional Arts NSW is non-profit organisation with its Board made up of representatives of the Regional Arts Boards (RABs) plus up to five co-opted Directors. It receives funding to deliver its projects from the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund.

The Regional Arts Network in NSW
Regional arts development in NSW is decentralised through a network of regional organisations known as the Regional Arts Boards (RABs). Each RAB services an area of the state made up of a group of local government areas. The local councils in each area, together with the State Government, contribute financially to each Board to employ a Regional Arts Development Officer (RADO) and other support staff. This structure enables people who live in the regions to manage their own arts and cultural priorities for their own region. It provides a local voice to tell local stories.

The Regional Arts Network services over 100 local government areas covering more than 662,000 square kilometres, where 1.7 million people live. There are around 1200 local arts and cultural groups.



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