2017… The Year That Was

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With another successful year behind us, it is our pleasure to report that Arts Mid North Coast continues to meet the challenges of positioning the arts as a key activity in the social and economic development of the region as well as its cultural values. Here are just some of our key initiatives and successes in 2017.

  • The Mid North Coast Creative Ageing Festival, the first in regional NSW showcased over 60 events for the over 60’s
  • 25 issues of our fortnightly e-newsletter, Arts Blast, plus 11 special editions.
  • A new Constitution adopted with significant changes to Board composition
  • New Filming Policies section added to our website www.screenmidnorthcoast.com.au
  • Over 1000 Facebook postings
  • Dedicated Creative Ageing Directory, the first in regional NSW
  • Submissions made on 5 Council Community Plans, 3 Economic Development Plans and 1 Heritage Plan
  • Over 600 events featured on our Events Calendar and then further promoted through Arts Blast, Facebook, Twitter and ABC Radio
  • A 14th Cultural Trail added to our Creative Coast focus for cultural tourism
  • Supported 4 Creative Ageing projects with seed funding
  • Added Digital Marketing Hot Tips section to SmartART and emailed directly to all artists
  • Over $500,000 added to regional and local arts economy through our role in and support of grant applications
  • Added new feature, For Score Years …and then some, showcasing artists of a certain age
  • Supported projects in 3 Creative Communities: Bellingen, Dorrigo and Sawtell
  • Still awaiting decisions on 7 grant applications lodged for Arts Mid North Coast projects