About ANR

As the peak arts organisation for our region, Arts Northern Rivers delivers services and projects that foster artistic innovation and excellence and work to ensure access and engagement with arts and cultural activity. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation, supported by Create NSW and Northern Rivers local governments.

Our Work

For Who

The Organisation


An engaged, diverse, connected and resilient arts and cultural community valued in our region and recognised nationally and internationally.


We deliver services and projects that foster the creative industries, encourage excellence, and work to ensure access and engagement with arts and cultural activity.

We do this by:

  • Developing quality programs in collaboration with our stakeholders and partners.
  • Extending our reach across the region to encourage participation in and promotion of our vibrant arts and cultural sector.
  • Connecting creatives to opportunities and pathways in our sector.
  • Ensuring we remain viable as an organisation through good governance practice and financial management.

Northern Rivers Creative

This platform is built to support creative ambition and increase professional opportunities for creatives by connecting them to local and global markets.

The Northern Rivers region is home some of the most diverse, vibrant arts communities in Australia with the highest concentration of creatives outside of metropolitan areas. Northern Rivers Creative celebrates the region’s thriving creative diversity, featuring a range of categories including creative services, visual arts, design, Indigenous arts, literature, music, performance and screen.

With quality-controlled content and specified search options, Northern Rivers Creative is the easiest way to access the region’s talents and stay updated with the latest creative news.