The Mid North Coast is a dynamic and creative region. The region has one of the largest arts demands in regional NSW with high levels of activity in community arts and community cultural development. There is some considerable arts infrastructure across the region that includes a number of theatres and performing arts facilities, regional galleries in three regional centres, a large number of local galleries, museums, heritage, Indigenous facilities, libraries and other.

The region has:

  • The highest population in regional NSW
  • The highest Indigenous population in regional NSW
  • The highest growth rate in regional NSW

There is a high growth in a variety of Creative Industries that are considered an important part of the current and new regional economy with great potential for growth and development.

Arts Mid North Coast provides a unique support mechanism that effectively delivers arts and cultural development directly to regional and rural communities.

Arts Mid North Coast’s purpose and function is focused entirely on its commitment to these communities, to their volunteer arts and cultural groups, Indigenous Arts, Creative Industries, related networks and to the principles of regional autonomy and determinism.