Small Towns, Big Arts: putting art centres in NSW towns and villages on the map


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During 2010, CAMRA researchers, Lisa Andersen and Flora Suen, surveyed arts centres* in NSW towns and villages of less than 15,000 people. The research aims to make these important cultural venues more visible at regional, state and federal levels and describe the role they play in their regions. A report on these findings, and on the issues affecting arts centres' ongoing sustainability, will be published in early 2011.

The project is also literally putting venues 'on the map', to highlight the distribution of these arts centres across NSW.  If your centre is not currenlty listed on our Google Map, please contact Lisa Andersen with the details.

The population of the towns where these arts centres are situated range from the 20 locals of Morundah, to the 11,493 inhabitants of Bowral.

*Note: For this research, an 'arts centre'  is defined as a permanent venue or physical space where local visual arts and crafts and/or screen industry and/or performance and/or production and/or design or other creative activity is made, exhibited, sold or performed, or where community arts programs, arts learning and teaching, collaborative making and/or retailing of creative products occurs.

Further information from Lisa Andersen on 02 9514 2902.   

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Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre The Paradise Palladium Theatre
Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre

The Paradise Palladium Theatre, Morundah
Photos: Flora Suen