Cementa Inc. is an artist-centred and community-driven regional arts organisation based in Kandos in Central New South Wales (NSW), on Wiradjuri Country.
Our two-year cycle of programming combines community-embedded contemporary practice, First Nations leadership, and strategic initiatives addressing issues relevant to regional communities such as social and economic renewal, land regeneration, and climate resilience. Cementa’s vision connects regional arts communities with peers across Australia, through an annual program of residencies, exhibitions, and special projects, culminating in a flagship biennial festival.
Cementa’s aims are driven by our unwavering commitment, passion, and drive to seed and support a robust and thriving regional arts ecology. We do this by tailoring, testing, and implementing strategies that address the unique challenges and potentials of the regional cultural context, fostering regional artists and community through a breadth of activities that culminate in the most innovative and culturally relevant, regional arts festival in Australia.