18 APRIL 2019
Welcome to Artsblast

Arts & Cultural events & opportunities from across the Mid North Coast

Shining a Light on our History and Heritage 

Arts Mid North Coast's SHINE program has lit up all across our region from the Manning to Dorrigo and the Coffs Coast. Thank you to all our partners - from National Parks, museums, historical societies and galleries, who have come on board to host SHINE events. 

Many of the events in SHINE are run by local volunteers - and SHINE is as much about shining a light on these passionate people who work tirelessly to collect and preserve our local history and heritage. As one volunteer so eloquently put it, "it's important to know where we have come from, so we can understand the present and be guided for the future". 

If you haven't done so already, make sure to see the full program of SHINE events on our website or Facebook Page. There's plenty to learn these holidays!

SHINE: Activities for Kids 

Life Behind Bars Kids Tour

Tue 23 April, 3.30pm, South West Rocks 

Find out what life behind bars was really like for prisoners at Trial Bay Gaol. Locate special items on a photo hunt and search for the missing gaol keys to earn your release! Bookings and pre-payment required: Ph 6566 6168. 

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The Night Sky

Wed 24 & Sun 28 April, 7.15pm
Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory

Entertaining presentations cover various astronomical topics. Discover the night sky and our place in the universe with spectacular images of astronomical objects. Limited numbers to first 60 people. No bookings. 

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Lighthouses: Beacons of Hope & Safety

Sat 27 April, 4pm
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

A range of special displays and film screenings celebrating our lighthouses, as well as games and competitions for children. Entry $5 per family.   

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View full SHINE program

What's on?

All the latest Arts & Cultural events from across the Mid North Coast. 
Did you know you can submit your event for free online?

OUTA - Open Up to Art 

3 -5 May, Bellingen & Urunga 

Don't miss this weekend art festival happening throughout the Bellingen town precinct and Urunga Arts Space.  Featuring six exhibition openings, art and music workshops, performance and street art. 

Keep up to date with the OUTA program on Facebook and Instagram

For workshop bookings: (Bellingen)  
Adrienne on 0416 484 078 - Art Space (Urunga) 

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See our website for plenty more events happening across the region. 

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News & Opportunities

News, grants and opportunities from across the Arts & Cultural sector

Call out for Artists working in Health/Creative Ageing

Arts Mid North Coast is currently working on a major strategic document to assist the development of creative ageing programs in the region.

If you are currently working in this field or delivering programs - whether it be in visual arts, storytelling, music, theatre, art therapy, writing or clowning - please talk to us about your work!

Drop a line with your contact details to and our Executive Director, Kevin Williams will get in touch.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our new Creative Ageing Notebook.

Bellingen Shire Council Community Grants

Closing 13 May 

Incorporated NFP groups can apply for small grants under the following streams: Community Event Sponsorship Fund; Community Support Fund; Creative Place Making Fund (also open to individuals).  Read More

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