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21 April 2020

Welcome to Artsblast

Arts & Cultural news, events + opportunities from across the Mid North Coast
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This week we bring you our Digital Creatives Directory featuring Mid North Coast based creatives working in web & graphic design, illustration, photography film, video and audio. We also share some of the work we have been doing with Local Government plus new updates on our website. 

Kevin + Liv 

Digital Creatives Directory

With the growing demand for artists and performers to put their work online and on digital platforms we thought it useful to provide a directory of the talented Mid North Coast creatives who may be able to help.

This is an introductory listing updated regularly and we make no recommendations for any one provider. We also leave it up to parties to discuss fees or other arrangements that might be made for such services.

If you would like to be featured in this free directory, send an email to communications@artsmidnorthcoast.org

Behind the Scenes

Arts Mid North Coast continues to work with our Local Government partners advocating support for the arts and culture in our regions. These are some of the recent initiatives we have been involved in.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council COVID 19 Committee
Our Executive Director, Kevin Williams is part of this COVID-19 Recovery Working Group which seeks to provide and receive two-way feedback from the community on the most appropriate approaches and initiatives to assist in recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns - encompassing economic, social and cultural aspects of the recovery.

 
Submissions
  • Kendall Community Plan.  Our submission raised points regarding the cultural significance of the area which had not been acknowledged. The draft plan now incorporates and references Kendall as a Creative Community as featured on Arts Mid North Coast
  • PMHC Public Art Policy. Our submission advocated for best practice in commissioning public artworks including fair pay and contract arrangements for artists. Our submission has been acknowledged, with more work to be done on the PMHC Public Art plan. 
  • Coffs Harbour City Council Library, Museum & Gallery Strategic Plan. We supported the Council's Plan which has now been adopted. 
  • NSW Parliamentary Enquiry into Regional Museums & Galleries. This submission is due May 3 and we welcome any input from museums and galleries in our region on this in the next week. Send to rado@artsmidnorthcoast.org
Grants
Arts Mid North Coast lodged and supported a number of grants for the Australia Council Resilience Grant (Adapt). We are also working on a grant to reduce isolation of Seniors from NSW Family & Community Services.
What's On-line?

Manning Regional Art Gallery Video Tours

The Manning Regional Art Gallery have created some guided 'walkabout' tour videos with Jane Hosking, Assistant Director talking about their current exhibitions -  the 2019 Doug Moran Portrait Prize,  'Barely Wearable' by Ruth Downes and the surreal work of MidCoast Artist Matthew Mallia. 

See the tours here 

List your online event for free!
We have updated our events submissions so you can now upload online events such as livestream performances and workshops. 

Simply choose 'online' as the category and region/venue in the submissions process and it will be featured on our Isolation Creation page and shared to our socials. 

Submit your event here

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