About Artstate

Image: Opening Ceremony at Artstate Tamworth 2019. Photo by Chasing Summer Photography

Join the conversation and celebrate the arts in regional NSW.

Join the conversation and celebrate the arts in regional NSW.

Artstate is a four-year project by Regional Arts NSW that shines a light on excellence in arts practice in the regions and explores exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the state.

Each year, we partner with our network of Regional Arts Development Organisations to bring a vibrant program of regional and national speakers to a new regional location, where they can share their unique experiences in and knowledge of the arts. A curated Arts Program also provides visitors an unprecedented opportunity to see the very best and brightest talent that regional NSW has to offer.

We kicked off in 2017 with Artstate Lismore, in partnership with our colleagues at Arts Northern Rivers. After a stellar first year, we teamed up with Arts OutWest to bring Artstate to beautiful Bathurst in 2018. In 2019, we landed in the vibrant city of Tamworth in the North West with the help of our partners at Arts North West. Don’t miss the final episode in this journey across NSW as we travel back down south to the amazing Riverina city of Wagga Wagga in 2020 in company with the great team from Eastern Riverina Arts. .

From 5 – 8 November, we’ll be hosting an inspiring two-day Speakers Program that explores the themes of Walking Together and Shaping Tomorrow . Accompanying the Speakers Program will be a diverse Arts Program that showcases the work of creatives from across the Riverina region.

Integral to Artstate is a strong focus on Aboriginal arts and arts leaders, as well as the recognition of the contribution of local government to arts and cultural development in regional NSW.

Sign up to our e-newsletter and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram as we release new details of the program. We look forward to welcoming you to Wagga Wagga this year and hope you can spend some extra time exploring this beautiful region of NSW.

Artstate NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW .  Artstate Wagga Wagga is supported by Wagga Wagga City Council.