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Ballina Shire Council is calling for community feedback on the future direction of arts in the shire. (supplied)

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery at Ballina is calling for community feedback on its future direction.

Ballina Shire Council’s communications officer Catherine Jost said the feedback would assist the gallery and council best meet the needs of the community in shaping vibrant arts and culture programs, exhibitions, events and cultural infrastructure within the shire.

Ms Jost said the feedback would support the gallery’s application for further state government funding under the Cultural Infrastructure – Regional Cultural Fund.

She said the gallery had been shortlisted for sustainable lighting upgrades, and the expansion ‘Ignite Studios @ NRCG’.

Ignite Studios @ NRCG is located in the former fire station will provide a dynamic shared access space supporting the development and participation of artistic pursuits.

Facilities include artist studios, a visiting artist-in-residence (AiR) studio and two access spaces for workshops, creative events, pop-up exhibitions, meetings and special projects.

Ms Jost said anyone interested in the future of arts in Ballina could complete a five minute survey online at the gallery’s website, at www.nrcgballina.com.au

‘Your feedback is important and will help us shape the future of arts and culture in the Ballina Shire,’ she said.

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 2.30pm.


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