We work with our six contributing councils, community groups and artists to create programs and projects creating opportunities for artists, arts workers and communities to engage, connect and create.  If you are a maker or cultural organisation in our area reach out to connect with us about how we can support your next creative project or how you can get involved.

Current & Ongoing

Waste to Art 

STA is committed to waste reduction through creativity in an ongoing partnership with Wollondilly Council. Check out the current offering.

Artist in Residence Recipients

Six Artists working across the STA region with five partner venues. 


Discover a world of cultural experiences and treasures from across the Highlands, Tablelands and Coastal regions of NSW. Build the holiday of your dreams at Creative South. 

Share R Streets

A revitalisation of Upper Lachlan through art, creativity and innovative street scaping. 

Public Art in Crookwell and coming soon to Taralga.

Documentary Film Making with Brian Rapsey

Apply to make a documentary and be part of the Champions of Change Film Festival. Once in a life time opportunity.


Artist-led activities to keep your creative kids happy anytime. STAkids is the place to find quality kids classes, workshops and events happening across our region. 

Stories from the Studio

Every Friday evening on social media STA catches up with a local artist in their studio. 

Monthly on Mondays ‘Round the Mixing Desk

A regular and fun online meeting of musical minds to talk music, share info and collaborate. 5pm Every last Monday (Jan-Nov). Register Now

Regular Professional Development for Creatives

Skill up and build capacity. Not the art making but just as important. FREE for STA Members. Check the current offering.

STA Community Bunting Project 

Turn your scrap fabric into a community resource. The perfect addition to any event, celebration or gathering.

Dress Circle 

A network and collegial group for community theatre groups across our region. Learn more about the Dress Circle

Virtual to Actual

Connects performance poets and young people through online workshops and performances. Groups in Bowral and Binalong

STA Media Associates

Our team of culture lovers are out and about in your town covering community events. Get noticed, request an STA Media Associate to cover your next event.


Regular movies with the Goulburn Film Group, Dalton Film Group and other pop up locations. 


Your portal to a world of creative opportunities and experiences across regional NSW from your 14 Regional Arts Development Organisations. 

Maisie’s Choir

Currently on Hiatus due to COVID. Tuesdays during school term. Everyone welcome regardless of singing ability or experience. Come sing with us in Yass.

Lyrics @ Lunch

Listen in at Highland FM, on the third Friday of every month as STA Executive Director Rose Marin joins host Adam Stokeld, for Lyrics @ Lunch 12-2pm. Great music, Arts news and friendly chat.

Brush with Poetry

Enjoy an eclectic mix of styles and genres at an open mic poetry event where everyone is welcome. Last Sunday of the Month (Currently via STA ZOOM). Check for the next session

Top Spots

STA Top Spots is an ongoing fringe festival of community led events – many of which were funded by the STA Top Spots grant program.

CASP (currently closed)

STA Country Arts Support Scheme is our annual community grant program that supports grass roots arts projects in our community. Submissions open in the last half of next year for projects happening over next calendar year. See the projects funded by CASP for 2021


STA staff, board and community share a favourite thing. Art, books, music, plants, photos, textiles, clothes, tools, ornaments – so much to be grateful for.

2021 (Completed)

Dance for Wellbeing

Dance for Wellbeing is therapeutic dance and movement program for people living with disability. Currently available in Picton. 

7pm 11 Sept – Sydney Sacred Music Festival online concert with Mark Brooker & Riccardo Barone from Young Regional School of Music.

Artist-in-Residence (STA AiR) 

5 distinct residency opportunities across the Southern Highlands & Tablelands of regional NSW.


A range of innovative projects and funding programs that will directly inject money into our local creative economies.

STA Paparazzi: The Captured Moment

An exhibition of the group’s imagery, some captured at the training weekend and some from events attended since.

Wombat Bush Poets

Spend a Sunday evening with Wombat’s long-running bimonthly poetry event on the last Sunday of every second month. Not continuing due to COVID.

Allambee Club Art Fair

The fair may be over but there are still wonderful works available for purchase.  View the online gallery.

Art Trail Young NSW

Why not head to Young for a weekend of art for the Young Art Trail on the 20-21 March 2021.

Water Colour Workshop

An introduction to painting with watercolours on the banks of the Wollondilly River at the Waterworks in Goulburn as part of their first ever Makers and Designers Market. 

Hilltops Artist In Residence

Workshops with Hilltops Artist in Residence Louise Adams.


 Indigenous Weaving

with Kalkadoon artist Ronnie Jordan as part of the Goulburn 2020 program.

Toy BUSTing

Freya Jobbins show you how to get inspired by unwanted materials like small plastic toys and other discarded objects to create our own sculptures.

Waste to Art Competition

Enter the Waste to Art exhibition and Competition. Open until the 12 September. Exhibition opens on the 28 September. 

Waste to Art Exhibition

Illuminate Wollondilly Waste to Art Exhibition and Competition, which is inspiring people to think differently about waste, litter and over consumption through creative thinking.

Goulburn 2020

A joint project with History Goulburn and Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Watch out for COVID safe options in 2021 for unrealised programs.

Waste to Art Workshop

A hands on two day creative workshop delivered by STA  turning waste into art.

Previous Projects

Bee Aware

The “Bee Aware” project is unique in that it combined environmental education with hands-on art making. The project increased awareness of the vital role Native Australian Solitary bees perform in the environment. 


Creative Fitness

Can arts practices help with fitness, and get us moving, connecting and progressing with our fitness journeys? Studies have shown that engaging in arts activities can have tremendous advantages for health and well-being.  

Great Southern Line Anzac Project

Three commemorative public artworks are located at the railway stations at Picton, Moss Vale and Goulburn. The artworks commemorate the war service of railway workers of the Southern Tablelands who enlisted in WW1 and returned to work on the Great Southern Line after the war.

Habitat Corridors

Twenty workshop participants gathered Saturday morning at Murrumburrah’s Old Court House to learn about the importance of connecting habitats for wildlife and to create artworks that reflect on the diversity of habitat ‘corridors’ and the wildlife using them.

Contact Us

0427 938 110 

Or by appointment at one of our Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580

ABN 67 208 214 681

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work. 

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