Applications are now open! 

We are seeking applications from individual artists, designers, makers, groups, galleries and/or arts and craft stallholders with a preference for original, handmade, local, independent, innovative, and creative artworks and products. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations, LGBTQI+, emerging and local creatives and/or groups.

The Ballina Contemporary Art Market (BCAM) is an arts and cultural initiative developed by the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) and Ballina Shire Council (BSC) funded by NSW Government to deliver a one-day art market event, activating the NRCG and Ignite Studios arts precinct. The project was initiated by NRCG to provide creatives across the Northern Rivers region with an opportunity to sell and promote their work, engage the local community and businesses and showcase the vibrant creative talent of our region.

APPLICATIONS OPEN | Monday 3 July 2023

CLOSING DATE | Monday 14 August 2023

ADVICE DATE |  Successful applicants will be advised by email by Monday 21 August 2023

Applications can be made HERE 

As part of the ongoing flood recovery efforts across our region, the NSW Government has provided funding to Ballina Shire Council to support Commemorative Flood Recovery projects until June 2023. The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios will use some of this funding to work with a range of creatives to deliver Creative Recovery workshops, events and a community exhibition throughout May - June 2023. Workshops are free for any flood affected community members to participate. 

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