One of Australia’s premier regional performing arts companies, Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA), has been devastated by the recent Northern Rivers floods. A fund has been set up by the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) and Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) in order to help NORPA get back on its feet. But they can’t do it without you and your networks so please get the word out and send people to NORPA’s Australian Cultural Fund page in order to help NORPA get back on its feet.
General Manager, Patrick Healey, has estimated the damage bill to be well over $300,000. “Lismore is in a flood zone and there is little insurance coverage in the region”. Patrick added that so far, “there has been no emergency relief money made available for the not-for-profit or business community”.
NORPA is one of only a few remaining regional theatre companies in Australia creating original work. They give a unique voice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous stories. They eagerly contribute to our national narrative and cultural landscape. Consider donating to help NORPA rebuild.