Connect gives you an easy reference point to CONNECT with other arts and related organisations to keep up with news and developments that may be of interest to you. We have provided the website links but most if not all have newsletters you may wish to subscribe to. Also check out also their sections often called “Resources” or similar.

LGA Newsletters

Coffs City Council - Coffs Council Arts and Culture Newsletter

Great Lakes Council - Creek to Coast Newsletter

Greater Taree City Council - Community News

Bellingen Shire Council - Have Your Say

Port Macquarie – Hastings Council - Council eNewsletter

Kempsey Shire Council - Kempsey Shire Newsletter

Nambucca Shire Council - Ask A Question


Regional Arts NSW NETWORKS:

Regional Arts NSW - ArtsLink

Arts Mid North Coast - ArtsBlast

Arts North West - e-Bulletin

Arts Northern Rivers - eNewsletter

Arts OutWest - News

Arts UpperHunter - Artsbark

Eastern Riverina Arts - Newsletter

Murray Arts - Newsletter

Orana Arts - e-News Monthly

Outback Arts - Outback Arts

South East Arts - South East Arts Newsletter

South West Arts - eNewsletter

Southern Tablelands Arts - starts e-Bulletin

West Darling Arts

Western Riverina Arts - weekly email bulletin



Arts NSW - Arts NSW e-News

Creative Foyer - The Foyer Crowd

Arts Victoria - eNews

Regional Arts Victoria - E-News

Arts Link Queensland - artslinkqueensland

Australia Council - Enews

Arts Law Centre of Australia - art+LAW

Arts Hub -

Insurance for Individual Artists

Regional Arts Victoria offers Individual Memberships for practicing artists and artworkers across Australia. Members are able to access through this individual Public & Products Liability Insurance. A good starting point for more information is their Frequently Asked Questions page: Their website also as online applications forms for both membership and insurance. For all Membership Application enquiries you can contact 03 9644 1800 or email

A range of other peak and specialist bodies and organisations may also offer appropriate insurance cover including:

Duck for Cover is a not for profit association offering affordable insurance for performers (including workshops)

The National Association for the Visual Arts, (NAVA) offers an insurance package as part of its premium professional membership for visual artists.

Ausdance has worked with insurance company Aon to develop a comprehensive dance insurance package designed for the specific needs of the dance industry.

The Association of Community Theatre acts as an umbrella group for amateur and community theatre groups. Members are entitled to access a group insurance policy.

Annual Events

No matter when you visit the Mid North Coast or are looking for something creative to see or do you will be spoilt for choice. Every week or weekend there…