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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

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.

Regina Heilmann

Project Coordinator

Regina Heilmann

Project Coordinator

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.

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