about us

Creative Lismore Incorporated is an alliance of arts, cultural, entertainment, business, tourism and education partners who have come together to explore strategies for promoting and celebrating the Lismore local government area as a vibrant and culturally significant centre of creativity. The alliance was formally incorporated in early 2014 in recognition of the need to more effectively coordinate our creative industries whilst highlighting the positive economic and social benefits of the arts in Lismore.

our vision

Lismore will be Australia's pre-eminent regional centre for the arts and creativity.

our values

The members of the alliance are dedicated to achieving excellence in every aspect of their creative and professional endeavours.

Members will strive to bring a novel approach to the artistic, funding and administrative challenges facing their respective organisations.

At every opportunity members will advocate on behalf of their own organisations and advance the cause of the alliance overall.

Members will form strategic and productive partnerships and work closely with each other in a spirit of cooperation.

Members will show a ‘generosity of spirit’ and identify and recommend opportunities for to each other wherever possible.

Members consider audience is paramount: we aim to work with audiences and the community to ensure relevance in everything we do.

our objectives

The Creative Lismore arts alliance aims to:

  • Provide an effective alliance which represents the local arts community;
  • Activate the Lismore Local Government Area as a creative centre;
  • Help realize the Lismore Quadrangle project, which includes the relocation ofthe Lismore Regional Gallery;
  • Form strategic partnerships which can assist individual members and benefit the alliance and city as a whole; and
  • Embrace a sustainable and collaborative approach to all creative endeavours and opportunities.

creative lismore executive

Dr Ros Derrett OAM

Deputy Chair             
Brett Adlington, Director Lismore Regional Gallery

Dr Kristin den Exter, SCU Community Engagement Officer

Anita Bellman, Executive Director Northern Rivers Conservatorium 

Membership rep.             
Emily Berry, General Manager NORPA

Membership rep.             
Jyllie Jackson, CEO and Artistic Director LightnUp Inc.

Stephen Nelson, former Coordinator Art in the Heart Project

contact us

For all enquiries please email us at: info@creativelismore.org.au

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