Splendid is an idea that emanated out of the lush and festival laden Northern Rivers of New South Wales, bringing together the next generation of artists in Australia to consider how to make art and performance for mass audiences.
The program is driven by partner organisations Lismore Regional Gallery and NORPA(Northern Rivers Performing Arts), and supported by Splendour in the Grass – one of Australia’s largest music, arts and youth festivals.
Splendid is unique in its focus on cross-artform collaboration and it’s connection with festival culture. Participating artists are invited to embrace this challenging and exhilarating context, and use it as a springboard to take their creative practices to a new level.
The program brings together knowledge and creative professionals from public art, theatre, visual arts, architecture, design and digital technology to explore the ways that art can transform a public space and break open new possibilities for audience experience.
Splendid is an Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists Initiative (OYEA) assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.