Artstate Wagga Wagga 2020 will showcase the rich and diverse cultural identity of the Riverina region of NSW. The Arts Program celebrates the work that always happens here, from the deep cultural connections of the Wiradjuri people, to our established artists and cultural organisations, and to the confidently emerging voices that are shaping our region’s futures.
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.
From November 5th through to November 8th, Artstate will 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.
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Artstate Regional includes self-managed arts and cultural events across the Eastern Riverina Arts footprint of Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra- Gundagai, Lockhart, Snowy Valleys, Junee, and Temora local government areas.
Attendees to Artstate 2020, which will include tourists, arts managers, artists & performers, production managers are being encouraged to take a detour on their travels to Wagga Wagga, or to make a day trip to enjoy the creativity on offer across the Eastern Riverina region.
Arts and cultural events in the Eastern Riverina Arts footprint scheduled between Thursday, November 5 and Sunday, November 8, 2020 are eligible for inclusion in the Artstate Regional program.
There is no cost to submit. Simply fill out the Artstate Wagga Wagga Regional Application Form and email it to back to Artstate, by no later than Friday 16 October, 5pm AEST.
In addition to SALON 2020, this could an excellent opportunity to showcase the Community and Village Halls, and other venues, from across Junee Shire as unique and welcoming venues for future arts and cultural events!