This is an artist led conversation on the changes and impacts currently being faced by the regions and their communities. This body of work will be a creative insight into the issues, challenges and opportunities for regional NSW at this moment in time.
We encourage artists to collaborate with organisations and experts who are also engaged in investigating and visioning the future of regional NSW. This allows for conversation and genuine interchange of ideas, providing a platform to continue dialogue to engage and collaborate with key industries and leaders in their regional area.
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
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.
Regina Heilmann has been engaged as the Project Coordinator working with the Creative Director to deliver the second stage of the project.
Regina was most recently engaged by Create NSW to set up South Coast Arts, the newest RADO. Prior to that she was Arts Program Manager and Community Engagement Manager at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon Trust, in the Shoalhaven, looking after the artist in residence program, running small events on site and producing projects with the community (2010-2018).
Her own practice is in contemporary performance. In 2021, she completed her practice-based DCA at University of Wollongong.
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.
Jacob Charles and Hape Kiddle
Kim V. Goldsmith
Holly Ahern & Eden Crawford-Harriman