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Managed by the NSW Regional Arts Network and funded by Create NSW, this is an opportunity for artists to participate in a statewide project, capturing a sense of celebration of regional creative practice and diversity of perspectives.

We work on land of First Nations Peoples

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.

We celebrate diversity – of artform, of regional setting, of culture, of abilities

We pay artist industry standard fees

Creative Practice in a regional setting is place of innovation and excellence

Vanessa Keenan

Project Manager

Vanessa Keenan

Project Manager

Vanessa is Managing Director of Acorn Creative Group, an arts and cultural consultancy service.

She is Curator of Arbour Festival, a multi-artform festival held across the fifty days of the one year anniversary of the Black Summer Fires in the Snowy Valleys from 28 Dec 2020 to 15 Feb 2021.

Vanessa is also currently Museums & Galleries NSW Museum Advisor for AlburyCity, Greater Hume and Snowy Valleys Shire Councils. In 2020 Vanessa was named a Regional Arts Australia Fellow.

Narelle Vogel

Creative Director

Narelle Vogel

Creative Director

Narelle is a freelance Creative Director and Cultural Project Curator.  A trained visual artist, with specialisation in printmaking, she has paired this intimate knowledge of creative practice with her passion for enabling and supporting artists and communities to use arts and cultural expression as a tool of engagement and transformation.

She helps to develop and deliver projects that have profound and lasting impacts on the community.

Regional Futures is led by an experienced project team and overseen by a Working Party of Executive Directors from 5 of the 15 Regional Arts Development Organisations across NSW.

Our Partners


Julianne Piko

Jacob Charles and Hape Kiddle

Sian Harris

Scott Baker

Tania Hartigan

Tracy Luff

Anna Glynn

Andrew Hull

Kim V. Goldsmith

Allison Reynolds

Juanita McLauchlan

Jane Richens

Grace Barnes

Laura Baker

Kris Schubert

Joanne Stead

Mike Terry

Alana Blackburn

Ronnie Gramattica

Kit Kelen

Portrait of Regional Futures artists Holly Ahern and Eden Crawford from the Arts Northern Rivers region.

Holly Ahern & Eden Crawford-Harriman