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Creative Futures - Mid North Coast Creative Sector Mapping Project

Calling all creatives, artsworkers and anyone with an interest in arts and creativity in our region! We want to hear from you!

In collaboration with researchers, Patternmakers, Arts Mid North Coast is embarking on a comprehensive initiative aimed at understanding the pulse of our vibrant arts community in 2024 with our Creative Sector Mapping Research Project.

This project seeks to identify the pressing issues, unmet needs, and existing gaps within the creative sector, serving as a guiding compass to shape Arts Mid North Coast’s future strategic plans, projects, and programs.

Our goal is to build a picture of arts and creativity in our region – and understand what you need to achieve your goals.​

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Be part of the conversation and take our survey!

No one needs another survey – but this one is important. Will you share your views about the future of arts and creativity in the Mid North Coast?

Once every 10 years or so, we have a chance to review our region’s creative sector – and gather the views of audiences, artists and stakeholders. This survey aims to build a robust dataset about our arts and creative needs – so we all have a resource to refer to, and measure our progress against.

It’s vital that we hear from a wide range of people so that the data will represent all the different perspectives that make our region the vibrant place it is.

The survey is anonymous and takes just 10-15 minutes to complete. By taking part, you can go into the draw for the chance to win one of 3 x $200 Mastercard e-gift cards.

Your input is very important to us – and even if you haven’t been active in the arts recently, we’d love to hear from you!

If you have any questions, please contact our research partner, Patternmakers, at

About this project

For those wondering why this is necessary… here’s a little bit of context.

As the most populated regional area of NSW, the cultural and creative industries of the Mid North Coast play a vital role in our lives: culturally, socially and economically.

Arts Mid North Coast is the region's peak arts organisation, committed to supporting and collaborating with government, communities, organisations, business, and individuals to build capacity and create opportunities for the arts and creative industries. Arts MNC is currently in a new chapter, with a new Director and working towards a new strategic plan.

Arts MNC want to develop strategies around projects and programs that are most needed, and know how to prioritise these moving forward. However, there is currently little available data on the region’s arts sector.

This project will collate existing and new data and undertake consultations to support Arts Mid North Coast’s programming and strategic planning.

The project will ask: What shape do the arts and cultural industries take in the Mid North Coast? Who are the people and organisations that compose this dynamic sector, and how are they perceived and valued? By gathering valuable insights from across the region, we will create a critical piece of research that can inform strategic planning and shape the future of our region’s arts and cultural sector.

We’d therefore like to invite you to share your perspective on support, investment and infrastructure, and the gaps and opportunities you see.

What’s in it for you?
We offer an incentive to motivate more people to participate. For this survey, you can go in the draw to win one of 3 x $200 Mastercard e-gift-cards. Read the terms and conditions.

We know that it will take a while to see action come out of this survey – but we hope the long-term reward of a healthy creative sector will also benefit you and your community.

Concerned about privacy?
We take privacy seriously, which is why we make the survey anonymous. Claiming the prize draw however could involve you providing personal details. We ensure these can’t be linked with your responses. Read more in our Privacy Policy.

Questions or assistance?
If you have questions about this survey, or need help to complete it, please contact the research team at They can arrange a phone call, or alternative format that is accessible to you.

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