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ABOUT US ARTSLINK QUEENSLAND Artslink Queensland, the state’s peak body for regional arts, connects artists and communities through the arts. Our mission is to inspire arts in Queensland.


Artslink Queensland is this state’s member of Regional Arts Australia (RAA), the national peak body for regional arts. RAA promotes and advocates for the development of the arts for regional, rural and remote parts of the country.

Through leadership and collaboration, Artslink Queensland aims to connect, represent and add value as the engine room for innovation and creativity in Queensland.

Artslink Queensland is the trading name for Queensland Arts Council, a not-for-profit organisation established in 1961.

Postal Address: GPO Box 376 Brisbane QLD 4001 Phone: (07) 3226 4000 Fax: (07) 3846 7744

Street Address: 8 Lochaber Street Dutton Park QLD 4102



division of roles was essential. It was decided to employ a Chief Operating Officer, with a commercial background but a love of the arts. Mr Stephen Beardsley was appointed to that role and commenced duties in January 2012. Steve has hit the ground running and I’m sure he will make a valuable contribution to Artslink Queensland and its future success. Steve has a strong commercial background and has been charged with looking for new business opportunities that fit within the mission of Artslink Queensland.

Julie Boyd at the 50th Anniversary Celebration, photo by Chris Burns

chairman OF THE BOARD MESSAGE 2011 was Queensland Arts Council’s 50th anniversary year. Perhaps significantly this year the big decisions had to be taken in order to secure Queensland Arts Council’s long and vibrant future. Queensland Arts Council changed its name to Artslink Queensland, and although that change took effect in early 2012, the organisation geared up by revamping and improving the website and IT support systems. Along with the name change is a new mission; inspiring arts in Queensland. This past year is also my last as President. The deteriorating financial situation meant that the Board had to make the difficult decision and advertise the sale of the Dutton Park property as a matter of urgency. Best to have a vibrant regional arts organisation with no building, than a building with no regional arts organisation. The sale of the building to Blackwatch Projects has allowed Artslink Queensland to remain onsite until end of 2012, providing the opportunity to move at a less disruptive time. Arts Queensland is assisting by looking at co-location opportunities. The new Board in 2012 will work towards a resolution in a timely fashion. Providing artistic opportunity in all its forms to the rural and regional communities of Queensland has been at the forefront of the activities of the company for the past fifty years. A level of commerciality is required if Artslink Queensland is to diversify revenue streams to maintain the operations, which include the vital provision of services to support, nurture and develop community arts. The Local Arts Council network has been feeling the squeeze with the loss of staff in Brisbane and the loss of touring to many communities. Perhaps with the recent change of Government, it provides an opportunity for the new Board. The second strategic decision of the Board, one that was no less difficult, was to restructure the organisation to take advantage of the differing strengths of the senior staff and to this end, a 3

Mr Arthur Frame AM, the CEO for nearly half the life of Queensland Arts Council, has continued in the CEO’s role, now with a focus on Philanthropy, Sponsorship and the Youth Program. These are areas where Arthur has excellent skills and has achieved so much already. Arthur will be working towards increasing both the number of students and the number of schools who participate in the Youth Program and also increasing the level of support from the philanthropic and commercial sector. Arthur and Steve will be working closely together and both will be reporting to the Board on their achievements. I would like to make particular mention of Ms Alana Jessop who agreed to undertake the Business Managers role at the beginning of 2011. Alana carried out administrative responsibilities with a quiet determination and strength and I know she will continue to provide a tremendous support to both Arthur and Steve. All the staff are skilled, hard-working, enthusiastic and committed. It is because of your work that Artslink Queensland has a future. I’d like to thank the Cultural Support Fund Committee and the 50th Anniversary Committee for their generous donation of time and skills to ensure that Queensland Arts Council could mark this auspicious year. Thanks to Les Jones from Grant Thornton for hosting the Artslink Queensland website launch and to the Patron, Her Excellency, Ms Penelope Wensley AC for hosting a cocktail evening. The culmination of events was the wellattended fundraising dinner held in the Tivoli Theatre in 2012. It was also great to see that Mr Tim Fairfax, who has continued to support the organisation through The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, has been awarded by AbaF. My thanks to the Board who have given so much of their time and expertise to ensuring the longevity of the organsiation. The Finance and Audit Committee have been a tremendous support to the Board to ensure that we could fulfill our fiduciary duties and comply with all legislation. Ms Heather Hale and Dr Gil Burgh are both stepping down as Directors, thank you to Gil for his service. Heather’s six years of loyal service and active and committed passion for the arts and for people of the North West region will ensure she is sadly missed. I wish the incoming Board all the very best and whilst I know you will have much to do and consider, I believe the opportunity is yours to see Artslink Queensland through the next 50 years.

Julie Boyd President

Arthur Frame AM, photo by Louise Wright

CEO/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MESSAGE Since 1961 tours undertaken by artists or exhibitions from our programs have travelled the equivalent number of kilometres as going to the moon and back - 16 times! So it is not surprising that 2011, our 50th anniversary, saw a period of celebration, reflection and ultimately, renewal.

Our new website listed all 200 of our Associate Members in our online directory, a free What’s On calendar, and ArtsYakka resources. The amalgamation of our online platforms created a go-to website for regional arts enquiries

2011 provided the company with a new vision, to position itself as the peak body for regional arts in Queensland, with its new Artslink Queensland website and whole of company rebrand, rolling-out into 2012. Through leadership and collaboration, Artslink Queensland will connect, represent and add value, as an engine room for innovation and creativity, state-wide.

The Creative Generator SEQ successfully facilitated numerous [Social] Networking and Creative Spotlight events across ten local government regions in South East Queensland

Throughout 2011 the Youth Program continued to provide a diverse range of engagement programs in Queensland. 18 productions toured into primary and secondary schools providing 930 performances for 123,000 students. The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation’s generous contribution also supported our Youth Program to ensure that 157 schools each with less than 100 students received performances.

arTour developed and presented eight state touring projects presenting 133 performances and activities in 51 Queensland communities, including many flood affected areas I acknowledge the enormous work undertaken by the many hundreds of volunteers within the network of 51 Local Arts Councils in regional Queensland in 2011. They, like our great volunteer Board of Directors, Cultural Support Fund Committee members and our dedicated staff, make significant contributions to the arts in regional Queensland. The company looks forward with enthusiasm and commitment to the next 50 years inspiring arts in Queensland.

Our Exhibitions Program toured 11 exhibitions to 28 communities, reaching an audience of over 25,000. The ArtsYakka: Arts Matters workshops, under the expert guidance of Dr Ros Derrett OAM, reached over 100 participants engaged in five regional workshops in Atherton, Tambo, Dalby, Beaudesert and Moranbah

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OUR PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND PROJECTS An overview of Queensland Arts Council programs, services and projects in 2011 SCHOOLS TOURING - PRIMARY PRODUCTIONS


Puppet Mania by David Hamilton

Animated Steel by Queensland Arts Council and Christopher Trotter

Switched On by Fiddlesticks

Compact Prints by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

ChoreoFunk by Expressions Dance Company

thinking making by Queensland Arts Council and Cairns Regional Gallery

Grandpa’s Dilemma by The Wizzz Bang! Theatre Company H2Whoa! by Crazy Science Hello Spaceboy by Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Is that an Explorer in your Backyard? by Joanna and Simon Ratcliffe It’s Good to be Me by Spring Media Entertainment Unplugged by Queensland Arts Council , Ergon Energy and Kris Plummer Who was here First? by Sue Rider, Claire Austin and Roxanne McDonald

SCHOOLS TOURING - SECONDARY PRODUCTIONS Joyride by Zeal Theatre Queensland ChoreoKidz by Expressions Dance Company Romeo & Juliet by Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

Murris in Ink by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and artists: James Billy, Shirley Yumala Collins, Donna Ivers, Ian Kaddy, Gail Mabo, Susan Nampitjin Peters and Aicey Zaro Artesian Country by Jo Martin and Tom Lockie Through the Looking Glass by Melanie Jai Equus by Glenn Hunt The Dying Darling by Michael Pospischil and Sarah Moles Bunginderry by Bunginderry artists: Annabel Tully, Carol McCormack, David Hutchins, Des Rolph, Di McIntyre, Lesley Cowper, Nick Safstrom, Noel Miller, Nonie Metzler and Pat Hinz The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Karen Walden, inspired by Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Steel Drums by The Australian Academy of Steel Drums

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Projects

Juggling Workshop by Spring Media Entertainment

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Quick Response Grants

The Curse of Breton Fiddle by Fiddlesticks Unplugged by Queensland Arts Council, Ergon Energy and Kris Plummer Will Power by Harvest Rain

WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES FOR SCHOOLS Indigenous by Rick Roser Puppetry by David Hamilton

THE CREATIVE GENERATOR SEQ The [Social] Networking Events: Presented by Queensland Arts Council Creative Spotlight Networking Events: Presented by Queensland Arts Council In association with Brisbane City Council Animated Spaces: A partnership between Queensland Arts Council, the Ipswich Festival, SWICH Contemporary Arts Space and Elders Real Estate

YOUTH PROGRAM MAD Camp: Spring school residency by Queensland Arts Council and The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Facilitated by Hannah Macklin, Christopher Sommers, Kaitlin Bell, Sue Loveday and the Ipswich Girls Grammar School Ground Yourself: Professional development presented by Queensland Arts Council with Nerida Matthaei, Claire Austin and Alexandra McCallum Drama Queensland Conference: Romeo & Juliet performance presented by Queensland Arts Council in collaboration with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR A YEAR SCHOLARSHIP Joe Ruckli, Photographer for a Year recipient 2011. Presented by Queensland Arts Council in partnership with Griffith University Queensland College of Art

arTour Queensland Touring Showcase 2011 Blue Heeler Network Long Paddock National Touring Forum Popping Lead Balloons by debase Productions Often I Find That I Am Naked by Jo & Co and Critical Stages

Shockwave Festival: Drama workshops presented by Queensland Arts Council in collaboration with Human Ventures

61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes by Circa

Face to Face: Teacher consultation sessions by Queensland Arts Council Youth consultations, The Social Me production: By Queensland Arts Council in associations with Markwell Presents Cinematic Theatre Company, Sunnybank State High School and Marsden State High School

Statespeare by shake & stir theatre co - Queensland tour

ARTSYAKKA WORKSHOPS 2011: ARTS MATTERS Regional workshops presented by Queensland Arts Council, Dr Ros Derrett OAM and the Regional Arts Fund in partnership with Arts Council Tablelands, Tambo Arts Council, Regional Arts Council Dalby, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Moranbah Arts Council. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the Tablelands Regional Council, Isaac Regional Council, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council and Western Downs Regional Council

Statespeare by shake & stir theatre co - national tour Celtic Crossings by Wheelers & Dealers Flamenco Fire Primavera Mia by Red Chair Loop the Loop by Gene Peterson Fresh & Funky – featuring Sean Choolburra & David Maxwell by Gamut Productions Waltzing Our Matilda by Opera Queensland (managed tour)

ABC OPEN - ARTIST BY ARTIST PROJECT A series of digital stories by Sunshine and Gold Coast artists. Presented by Queensland Arts Council and ABC Open

Clowning, Slapstick and Mime by Hayden Spencer Issue Theatre by Zeal Theatre Queensland Violin & Fiddle by Fiddlesticks Juggling Workshops by Spring Media Entertainment Commedia by Clint Bolster Steel Drums by The Australian Academy of Steel Drums

Animated Steel, an exhibition by Christopher Trotter, opening night in Beaudesert, photo by Jess Thompson


MAD CAMP 2011 participants



Creative Spotlight Networking Event at Brisbane’s Old Museum, photo by Joe Ruckli





The Creative Generator SEQ connects artists, arts organisations, councils and communities in the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions. In 2011 arts consultations were conducted across the ten regions resulting in 167 face-to-face plus over 300 email or telephone consultations.

From May to July, the ArtsYakka Workshops 2011: Arts Matters was held in five regional communities. The series attracted 103 community arts and cultural delegates to Atherton (28), Tambo (14), Dalby (12), Beaudesert (32), and Moranbah (17).

Queensland Arts Council in partnership with Griffith University, awarded the ninth Photographer for a Year scholarship to Joe Ruckli. The recipient is chosen from graduating honours student at the Queensland College of Art, and is commissioned to shoot promotional images for Queensland Arts Council.

Our Schools Touring Program is an arts education initiative that engages young people with the performing arts. All our performances are linked to the Australian Curriculum, the Essential Learnings and QSA Senior Syllabi.

Nine [Social] Networking events facilitated opportunities for artists meet and learn how to promote their work. 321 participants learned the skills to market and sell work online and how to utilise social media to expand artist and customer networks. During October 2011, Queensland Arts Council and Brisbane City Council presented a series of Creative Spotlight Networking Events at Brisbane’s Old Museum, Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre and the Zillmere PCYC. Artists and producers shared insights into the opportunities and challenges experienced during their careers. The Animated Spaces project was developed as a response to the abundance of empty buildings in the Ipswich CBD and the shortage of available cultural spaces. A partnership was brokered between Ipswich Festival, SWICH Contemporary Arts Space and Elders Real Estate to produce a program of performances and arts. During the festival, Animated Spaces transformed vacant shop fronts into spaces that showcased the creativity and talents of Ipswich artists.


Who Was Here First? Schools touring production 2011, photo by Joe Ruckli

The workshops provided a platform for participants to explore the underlying principles of successful arts practice and how the arts may be applied in regional communities. Participants were also directed to the ArtsYakka online resource, providing detailed information on the “nuts and bolts” of arts project management.

ABC OPEN - ARTIST BY ARTIST The Artist By Artist Project produced a series of digital stories to celebrate some of the state’s best artists. Queensland Arts Council and ABC Open partnered to provide Sunshine and Gold Coast artists with filmmaking workshops on how to capture their creative practices and journeys. Launch events were then held at The J in Noosa and at Rabbit + Cocoon in Miami. The clips were published on the ABC Open and Queensland Arts Council websites.

ABAF AWARD 2011 Queensland Arts Council successfully nominated Mr Tim Fairfax AM for the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Leadership award, which was presented to Mr Fairfax at the 2011 AbaF National Awards in Perth.

EXHIBITIONS TOURING PROGRAM The Exhibitions Touring Program showcases visual arts experiences from and to regional Queenslanders. Exhibitions are small-to-medium scale and can tour to all communities regardless of location or venue capabilities. The exhibition thinking making was specifically designed by Queensland Arts Council to create pathways for children to become involved in visual arts. The project was developed with support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and launched at the Texas Cultural Centre in late 2011. thinking making has set a precedent as a template for public programming. Eleven exhibitions toured in 2011, representing over 150 visual artists, the majority of whom reside in regional Queensland. Many of the 51 exhibition bookings were accompanied by cultural celebrations organised by our Queensland venues. In total, 44 openings, artists’ talks, seminars, and workshops took place throughout the years.

The 2011 program toured to seven areas: Brisbane North, Brisbane South, the Darling Downs, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Wide BayRockhampton, North Queensland, and Cairns and Atherton Tablelands. Thanks to the continued support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, QAC toured 323 performances to small schools unable to meet the minimum performance cost. During our consultation sessions, teachers shared their ideas about the structure of Teacher Resource Kits, professional development and program brochure content. Queensland Arts Council and Markwell Presents Cinematic Theatre Company also conducted youth consultations with Sunnybank State High School and Marsden State High School during the development of the 2012 touring production The Social Me. Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre presented Romeo & Juliet at the 2011 Drama Queensland conference for Primary and Secondary Drama educators. During the year QAC toured 18 live arts productions state-wide, reaching 422 Queensland schools for a total of 930 performances. Of the total audience of 122,960 students, 13,334 were students whose performances were covered by the small schools subsidy.


arTour arTour is the peak tour coordination body in Queensland. An initiative borne out of Queensland Government Coming to a Place Near You Touring Strategy (2009-2014). It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, commencing operations as an independent business unit of Queensland Arts Council in January 2010.

arTour HIGHLIGHTS 2011 STATE At a state level, arTour aims to provide people living in regional Queensland with access to performing arts experiences. arTour developed and presented eight state touring projects presenting 133 performances and activities in 51 communities and regional centres throughout all regions in Queensland.

The program encompassed many floodaffected areas, with the State Government allocating extra resources to assist the recovery process through arts participation. All performances and workshops were delivered at no cost to the presenters. Roll on benefits included free admission to some performances for disaster-affected residents,

rescue teams, clean-up volunteers and community fundraising events. In March arTour delivered the Queensland Touring Showcase 2011, with 22 producers pitching 30 productions to 125 delegates. The Showcase combined pitches with information sessions and networking opportunities along with launching the revamped arTour website.

NATIONAL In April arTour hosted the Blue Heeler Network Long Paddock National Touring Forum, a biannual showcase and networking event. 28 Australian production companies, including eight Queensland producers, pitched 30 productions to over 100 presenters. With the support of Arts Queensland, arTour also presented Sunshine EXPOsure – an event showcasing ten additional Queensland Producers. MAD CAMP 2011, photo by Joe Ruckli



MAD CAMP, the inaugural spring school residency, was held during the first week of the September school holidays. It provided an opportunity for creative young people from across Queensland to develop their talents. Industry professionals from the disciplines of Music, Art, Dance and Drama facilitated the workshops. Hosted by Ipswich Girls Grammar School, the program included excursions to GOMA, QPAC and Brisbane Powerhouse.

On the 8th of December 2011, Grant Thornton Chartered Accounting hosted our 50th Anniversary Celebration. The function acknowledged and celebrated our new Associate Artists Deborah Mailman and David Poulton. The achievements of Loretta Hyne and Kim Davidson were celebrated as they joined us as new Life Members.

60 students attended the camp, 10 from metropolitan areas and 50 from regional areas, coming from broad socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. For some, this was their first experience visiting a city, a theatre and or a gallery. MAD CAMP 2011 engaged and inspired participants through exposing them to diverse art forms and industry insight. With the help of the facilitators, all the performances were created by the students. Participants continue to share their experiences through the MAD CAMP Facebook page.

In 2011, arTour delivered 40 performances and workshops of shake & stir theatre co’s Statespeare to 15 communities across four states. In the two rounds of Playing Australia funding applications submitted in 2011, arTour has been successful with all applications to tour in 2012/2013. This will see seven Queensland producers tour for 71 weeks to 181 urban, regional and remote communities across all states of Australia.

The new Queensland Arts Council website was launched by the Marketing and Communications Director. It features an online directory with over 250 members and a free “What’s On” calendar that allows our members to post events. By amalgamating all of our online platforms, including ArtsYakka, Queensland Arts Council aims to be the go-to website for regional arts.

RESEARCH What You Want audience demand research is central to arTour operations. Regular audience exit surveys, in addition to a major research project, dig deeper into the issues and trends identified by the Australia Council’s More Than Bums on Seats project.

GROUND YOURSELF - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Over 150 Primary and Secondary Arts and non-Arts teachers participated in the Ground Yourself 2011 professional development workshops. The series included Contemporary Dance with Nerida Matthaei, Primary Drama with Claire Austin and Storytelling and Writing with Alexandra McCallum.

SHOCKWAVE 2011 FESTIVAL Queensland Arts Council conducted a number of drama workshops at Shockwave Festival 2011. The two-day festival provides an opportunity in Central West Queensland for young people’s artistic expression. Statespeare by shake & stir theatre co. toured in 2011



REGIONAL ARTS FUND The Regional Arts Fund is an initiative supporting the Arts in Regional, Remote and Isolated Australia. It is managed by Queensland Arts Council on behalf of the Australian Government. REGIONAL ART FUND: COMMUNITY PROJECTS 2011 Total Projects: 18 Total Funds: $330,226.00 Creative Regions The Ethos Foundation Cape York Folk Club Inc Yeppoon Ukulele Movement Augathella Cultural Association Crossroad Arts Tambo Tourism and Business Assn Inc Scripture Union Queensland Emma Che Martin Mirndiyan Aboriginal Corporation South Burnett Regional Council Tropical Writers of Far North Queensland Brett Walsh Tambo Arts Council Red Ridge Umi Arts Ltd Cook Shire Council Girringun Aboriginal Corporation

The Underground Project The Rim Communities Developing Arts Together Yeppoon Ukulele Movement (YUM) Launch Visual artist’s bush tales Small Miracles Tambo Teddy Bears Picnic Floating Lanterns Alice in Bushland Journey New Dance, New Story Tractor Tattoo First Word Poetry Workshops Munted 2012 Art in the Grasslands Inland Costumation Agriwear Side by Side Workshops The Welcome Wall-Barra Mawaga Mindi (Message Sticks and Mindis)


REGIONAL ART FUND: QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS 2011 Total projects: 41 Total funds: $43,010 $29,660 $20,542 $17,350 $11,205 $10,250 $29,000 $6,850 $6,515 $15,000 $28,105 $28,700 $8,287 $21,472 $20,000 $19 380 $28,820 $30,000 $18,480


Bundaberg Quilters Workshop Format Festival Fraser Coast Harmony: Celebrating Diversity Artspace Inc. KRUMP@ZINE Light Collective “Carousel” Swing Dance in Helidon Attendance at National Indigenous Writers Conference Attendance at National Indigenous Writers Conference The Studio Project Youth Make it Swing World Oceans Day Magnetic Island 1770 Captain James Cook Festival Video Collective Talent Gadjarraga Dance Group Crows Nest Art Gallery Melanie Jai Workshop Cooloola Nature “The Grotto” Reproduce, Replicate, Recreate Indigenous Youth Circus Troupe JUICE Production Cell Art Space Art through the Ages Mission Beach Singing UMI Arts “Pathway 2” Exhibition Catalogue Vast Arts Small Objects Exhibition JAM Community Concerts & Workshops Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative Kuranda Amphitheatre Video Training Gemfest, Design and Manufacture of Jewellery JUTE Director Development Residential Kickarts to Impact 7 Conference Eimeo Yarning Circle Project

$826 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,040 $1,492 $1,322 $1,458 $1,500 $1,500 $1,400 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,350 $1,070 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,062 $1,485 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,150 $1,500 $1,210 $1,350 $1,295

TOTAL $43,010

Artsyakka Workshops 2011, photo by Joe Ruckli




Local Arts Councils (LACs) are independently incorporated bodies affiliated with Queensland Arts Council. The 51 volunteer run LACs foster the arts in their regional communities and represent more than 2000 members.

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, the LACs contributed to the 50 Years in the Arts publication. It showcases the contribution they have made to the cultural life of their region.

OUR 2011 LOCAL ARTS COUNCILS NETWORK Arts Council Sunshine Coast Inc Arts Council Toowoomba Inc Barcaldine Arts Council Inc Biloela Arts Council Inc Boulia Arts Council Inc Burdekin Arts Council Inc Capella Arts Council Inc Cassowary Regional Arts Council Assn. Charleville & District Local Arts Council Inc Childers Arts Council Inc Chinchilla Arts Council Inc Cloncurry Arts Council Inc Cooloola Community Arts Council Inc Crows Nest Arts Council Inc Dirranbandi Arts Council Inc Gayndah Arts Council Inc Gladstone Arts Council Inc Glenden & District Arts Council Inc Goondiwindi Arts Council Inc Granite Belt Arts Council Inc Hervey Bay Council for the Arts Inc Julia Creek Arts Council Inc Kenilworth Arts Council Inc Keppel Coast Arts Council Inc Longreach Arts Council Inc Mackay-Pioneer Valley Arts Council Inc

Maleny Arts Council Inc Maryborough Regional Arts Council Inc Miles Regional Arts Council Inc Millmerran Arts Council Inc Mitchell Arts Council Inc Moranbah Arts Council Inc Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc Mungindi Arts Council Inc Normanton Arts Council Inc Oakey & District Arts Council Inc Redlands Arts Council Inc Regional Arts Council Dalby Inc Regional Arts Ipswich Inc Richmond Arts Council Inc Roma District Arts Council Inc Sarina Arts Council Inc Springsure Arts Council Inc St George Arts Council Inc Tambo Arts Council Inc Texas Arts Council Inc The Arts Council Tablelands Inc Wandoan Arts Council Inc Warwick Arts Council Inc Winton Arts Council Inc Wynnum Manly Arts Council Inc

Shakespeare Bullring, Towers Players, RAF funded project 2010, photo by Karen Tenni



ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Our Associate Members network aims to connect people, communities and arts organisations. It fosters possibilities for collaboration and strengthens our ability to support regional communities. The free Membership has currently attracted over 200 arts organisations. OUR 2011 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS NETWORK 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace 4MBS Festival of Classics Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (ACPA) Access Arts Inc. Alliance Francaise de Brisbane Anywhere Theatre Festival Art on Cairncross Artisan arTour Arts Connect Inc. Arts Nexus Artsmedia Consultants Ausdance Queensland Inc. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society - Brisbane Australian Festival of Chamber Music Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre B2Y Connections Backbone Youth Arts Banana Shire Art Gallery Association Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects Inc (BADCAP) Book Links (Qld) Inc Boonah & District Cultural Foundation Inc. Botanical Artists Society of QLD Inc. Brisbane Institute of Art Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC) Brisbane Writers Festival BrisStyle Inc Bundaberg Writers Club Inc. Burdekin Arts Society Burdekin Craft Spectacular Burleigh Arts Group Inc. Cairns Festival Cairns Regional Gallery Caloundra Camera Group Inc. (CCG) Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company Camerata of St Johns Chinchilla Patches and Piecemakers Inc. Chinchilla White Gums Gallery Circa Ensemble Inc. Cobb and Co Museum Collaboration of Maleny Artists (COMA) Contact Inc. Creating Links Creative Generators SEQ 15

Creative Gladstone Region Inc. Creative Industries Skills Council Creative Regions Pty Ltd Crossing Divides Crossroad Arts Crows Nest Community Arts and Crafts Dance North deBASE Productions Dogwood Crossing @ Miles Elizabeth Guzley Art Gallery ENjOY Productions Esk Community Choir Expressions Dance Company Festivals Up North Fieldworx Film and Arts Mackay Flipside Circus Flying Arts Inc. Fractal Theatre Company Freshwater Pictures Friends of Capella Cultural Centre Gab Titui Cultural Centre Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre Goat Track Theatre Company Gold Coast Film Festival Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club Gold Coast Music Industry Association Inc. Gold Coast Theatre Alliance Inc. Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe Gympie Music Muster Gympie Regional Gallery Harvest Rain Theatre Company Heart of Gold International Film Festival Hervey Bar Art Society Inc. Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Historical Society of Beaudesert Home Hill Choral Society Human Ventures Humunculus Theatre Company Ideas to Life Pty Ltd Ignition Films In the Bin Film Festival Ipswich Art Gallery Ipswich Chamber Ensemble Ipswich Festival of Childrens Literature

JMC Academy John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery Jugglers Art Space JUTE Theatre Company Kickarts Contemporary Arts Cairns Kith and Kin Kuranda Arts Cooperative Ltd Kurandacoots La Luna Youth Arts Association Laidley Art Society Inc. Landsborough & District Historical Society Inc Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation Logan Art Gallery Lucas Salton Design Mackay Festival of Arts Mackay Regional Social Development Centre Made. Creative Space Toowoomba Malanda Theatre Company Maleny Arts & Craft Group (MACG) Maleny Film Cooperative Ltd Maleny Film Society Maleny Players Manly Gallery Mareeba Multicultural Festival Marks and Gardner Gallery and Secret Garden Bookshop Markwell Presents Cinematic Theatre Co Maryborough Art Society Inc. Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation Moogerah Passion Play Association Inc. Multicultural Arts Group In Collaboration (MAGIC) Museum and Gallery Services Queensland National Trust of Queensland Noosa Arts and Crafts Association Inc. Noosa Jazz Festival Noosa Long Weekend Festival North Queensland Ensembles Inc. North Queensland Potters Association Inc North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Oakey Arts Group Oakey Friends of the Library Oakey Historical Museum Society Onion Creative Opera Queensland Orange Gecko Art Network Outback Festival Pandanus Gallery Papermakers of Qld Inc. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Perception Pictures Pinnacles Gallery Playlab Positive Solutions Promotions in Motion Q Music Qantas Founders Museum QPIX Ltd Queensland Folk Federation Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee

Queensland Music Festival Queensland Quilters Inc. Queensland Symphony Orchestra Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Inc. Queensland Youth Orchestras RAW Dance Company Redcliffe Art Society Inc. Redfest-Redland Spring Festival Redland City Bands Inc. Redland Museum Inc. Redland Rhapsody Chorus Redland Sinfonia Inc. Redland Yurara Art Society & Gallery Redlands Bluegrass Convention RKLM Island Heritage Group Inc. Roma on Bungil Gallery Inc. Ryan Renshaw Gallery Seaside Symphony Orchestra Shockwave Festival Society of Editors (Queensland) Inc. Southern Cross Soloists Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival Stradbroke Island Singers Society Inc. Sunshine Coast Art Group Sunshine Coast Concert Band Sunshine Coast Jazz Club Inc. Sunshine Coast Literary Assoc Inc. (T/A WARM on the Coast) Sunshine Coast Writers’ Group Tablelands Folk Festival Inc. Tablelands Regional Art Society Tambo Heritage Group The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Qld Branch) The Dreaming Festival The Embroiders’ Guild Queensland Inc. The Friends of Pattemore House Inc. The Old Schoolhouse Gallery The Spotlight Theatrical Co. The SWICH Contemporary Art Space The Young Company Tolga Woodworks Umbrella Studio UMI Arts Inc. USQ Artsworx Vast Arts Vocal Manoeuvres Academy Voices on the Coast Vulcana Womens Circus Warwick Art Gallery Wild Fury Pty Ltd Wins Gallery Wintersun Festival Association Inc. Women in Harmony Inc. Wondai Regional Gallery Woodford Festival Woolloongabba Art Gallery Youth Arts Queensland YPAA Young People and the Arts Australia Zen Zen Zo




In 2011 the Board has been actively working to establishing a new direction and restructure of the organisation towards future selfsustainability and success.


The first steps forward include the sale of the Dutton Park property, creation of the Chief Operating Officer position, the rebranding of Queensland Arts Council to Artslink Queensland and launch of the new website.

Revenue Artists and employee benefits expenses Depreciation and amortisation expenses Finance costs Gross project expenses Administration expenses

A net loss of $1,318,057 was recorded for 2011 calendar year; up $1,248,416 from the loss of $69,641 recorded for the prior corresponding period. The significant loss can be broken down into two primary categories: a net loss of $521,957 from Operations and a loss of $796,100 in respect of the sale of the Dutton Park property.

Profit/(Loss) before related income tax Income tax (expense)/benefit relating to ordinary activities

The Operations loss is primarily attributable to reduced net income from funding from government agencies and touring programs. The property sale loss is an accounting loss arising from matching the final negotiated sale price of $3,150,000 (excluding GST) against the book value of the property. In 2011 the total sponsorship and fundraising revenue was $392.778 compared to $291.939 last year.

Net Profit/(Loss)

2010 $

2011 $

2,738,283 1,747,960 31,850 58,747 659,277 310,090

2,390,714 1,608,221 28,286 58,366 796,895 420,903

(69,641) (69,641)

(521,957) (521,957)

Other Loss on sale of property at 8 Lochaber Street Total Comprehensive Income

(796,100) (69,641)


2010 $

2011 $

919,346 28,944 81,805 1,030,095

784,168 3,463,783 40,962 4,288,913

4,067,996 4,067,996 5,098,091

113,554 113,554 4,402,467

490,337 1,250,376 106,635 671,264 2,518,612 0 2,518,612 2,579,479

570,866 1,897,040 64,867 608,272 3,141,045 0 3,141,045 1,261,422

3,319,279 (739,800)




The Queensland Arts Council 2011 Financial Report provides more details. Artsyakka Workshops in Beaudesert, photo by Joe Ruckli


ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables Other current assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS NON-CURRENT ASSETS Property, plant and equipment TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payable Short-term borrowings Short-term provisions Other Liabilities - Administered Funds Held in Trust TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES Long-term borrowings Long-term provisions TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS EQUITY Reserves Retained earnings TOTAL EQUITY







Executive Arthur Frame AM / Chief Executive Officer Stephen Beardsley / Chief Operating Officer

PATRON Her Excellency Penelope Wensley AC Governor of Queensland

Administration Alana Jessop / Business Manager Amanda Bell / Administration Officer Ray Gayler / Maintenance Marketing and Communications Marc Missiaen / Director Peter Ryan / Officer Corporate Development Zoe Connolly / Philanthropic & Sponsorship Support Manager Creative Communities Letitia Norton / Director Valeska Wood / Creative Generator SEQ Robyn Lawton / Membership & Funding Coordinator Exhibitions Touring Program Lisa Beilby / Director Richard Stride / Assistant Youth Program Matthew Nutley / Coordinator Erina Carboni / Administrator Stacey Muller / Education Liaison Officer (on secondment from Education Queensland) Alana Tierney / Communications Officer Accounts Denise Herbst / Officer arTour Annette Kerwitz / Operations Manager Libby Ellis / Research & Marketing Manager Christine Johnstone / National Tour Coordinator (& Qld Blue Heeler) Tamara Kalocsai / State Tour Coordinator Adam Tucker / State Tour Coordinator The following staff were also part of our 2011 team: Jacky Burkett, Dharmendra Chandra, Margaret Dawes, Jane Frank, Mia Kempel, Duncan Maurice, Tim McGee, Sonal Patel, Louisa Penfold, Jenni Regnart, Johanna Searles, Courtney Sharp-Jones, Jess Thompson, Emily Walker and Stephanie White.

VICE PATRON The Honourable Anna Bligh MP, Premier of Queensland ASSOCIATE ARTISTS Mr Bille Brown AM, 2001 Ms Carol Burns, 2001 Ms Geraldine Turner OAM, 2001 Mr Geoffrey Rush, 2003 Mr David Poulton, 2011 Ms Deborah Mailman, 2011 HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS Mrs Daphne Buckley OBE, 1995 Mr Peter Dent, 1999 Mrs Patricia Mitchell OAM, 2001 Mrs Heather Roberston, 2002 Mrs Teena Wilcock OAM, 2004 Mr Les Jones, 2006 Mrs Christine Pulvirenti, 2006 Mrs Joan Benson OAM, 2007 Ms Loretta Hyne, 2011 Ms Kim Davidson, 2011 CULTURAL SUPPORT FUND COMMITTEE Mr Arthur Frame AM Ms Carol McFarlane Mr Clinton Woodhouse Mr Dare Power Ms Jane Frank Ms Kathy Davis Mr Les Jones Mrs Loretta Hyne Mrs Patricia Mitchell OAM Ms Samantha Clark



Queensland Arts Council is this state’s member of the national network of regional arts organisations, Regional Arts Australia (RAA). RAA promotes and advocates for the development of the arts for the onein-three Australians who live in regional, rural and remote parts of the country. QAC contributed to RAA’s formal submission to the federal revision of the National Cultural Policy in 2011.

Queensland Arts Council staff participated in the Regional Arts Promoters Network (RAPN), an initiative of Regional Arts Australia. The national network brings together marketing staff from each of the state-based regional arts agencies to share ideas to increase the profile of regional arts across Australia.

IN 2011, QUEENSLAND ARTS COUNCIL WAS A MEMBER OF FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS Artery ArtsHub Australian Institute of Arts Management Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) Connecting Up Drama Queensland Fundraising Institute Australia Live Performance Australia Lowdown Museum & Gallery Services Queensland National Accounting Institute of Australia Redlands Creative Alliance Southern Cross Community Enterprise Volunteering Queensland Young People and the Arts Australia (ASSITEJ)

CEO VOLUNTEER BOARD AND COMMITTEE SERVICE In 2011 Arthur Frame AM served in a volunteer capacity on the following boards and committees: Festivals Australia Committee / Queensland Representative Regional Arts Australia / Director The Helpmann Awards / Regional Touring Panel The National Trust of Queensland / Ipswich Branch President The National Trust of Queensland / State Vice-President

THE CULTURAL SUPPORT FUND Queensland Arts Council’s Cultural Support Fund is a philanthropic fund that accepts tax deductible donations to support our work. In 2011 we received donations of over $11,000 from our supporters during our annual appeal. In addition, QAC also received over $313,800 in donations from our valued supporters including members of Staff, Board, Cultural Support Fund Committee and many individual donors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Julie Boyd / President & Metropolitan Director Rollo Nicholson / Vice President & Eastern Regional Director Joseph Morfea / Treasurer & Metropolitan Director Sally Charlton / Western Regional Director Heather Hale / North Western Regional Director Kay Mays / Northern Regional Director (from May 2011) Dr Rebecca Scollen / Southern Regional Director (to May 2011) Dr Gil Burgh / Southern Regional Director (from May 2011) John Posselt / Metropolitan Director Dare Power / Metropolitan Director Dr Chris Willems / Metropolitan Director

Murris in Ink, touring exhibition, Jurnta (Bush Onions) by Susan Peters Nampitjin





In 2011, Queensland Arts Council received 127 donations. QAC would also like to acknowledge all our donors who wish to remain anonymous.


Adrienne McDonald Alison Baistow Allan Bruce Andrew Earle Ann & Roger Bowden Arthur Frame AM (CSFC) ArtsMedia Consultants Bert Ealing Beverley O’Keeffe (on behalf ) Bruce Mellor Carol Hyne Charles Russell Clinton Woodhouse (CSFC) Colin Brett Coralie Peterson Cyril & Shirley Golding Dana McCown Danuta Hunt Daphne Rich Dare Power (BD) Dr Alex Foxton Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser Dr Christiaan Willems (BD) Dr Gil Burgh (BD) Dr James McCawley Dr Jennifer & Kevin Radbourne Dr Margaret Mittelheuser Dr Rebecca Scollen (BD) Dysart Arts Council Inc. Eileen Price Elisabeth Hindmarsh Elizabeth Auriac Fairlie Schmelzer Felix Scerri Frank White Gavin Brett Gwen Lyons Gwendolyn Banks Heather Robertson (LM) Helen Latham Henk Boevink Hon Justice J A Logan RFD Hughina Roche Ian Merritt IG & Mary Wilson Irene Feltis Irene Meyer Jack Knights Jacqui Mott Jane Dixon Jane Frane (CSFC) & Peter Cummiskey Jean O’Connell Jennifer Eldridge Jennifer Suta Joan Needer John Posselt (BD)


John Teakle Joseph Morfea (BD) Joy Tabor Judy Chengody Judy Snelling Julie Dowd Julie Obst June Hoopert Kathy Davis (CSFC) Katrina Paine Kay Mays (BD) Ken & Teena Wilcock OAM (LM) Lee McIvor Les Jones (LM & CSFC) Les Thornton Lillian McCombe Lyn Dorian Malcolm & Dianne Campbell Margaret Kucks Meryl Allen Moyea Maclean Nan Dingle Nell Macqueen Patricia Mitchell OAM (LM & CSFC) Paul Moloney Raymond Smith Richard & Loretta Hyne (LM & CSFC) Rita Cameron Robyn & Lindsay Creighton Robyn Perrett Rollo Nicholson (BD) Rosemary Almberg Rowena & Michael Stenner Sally Charlton (BD) Sally Stacey Sandy Curtis Stephanie White Susan Lostroh Suzette Pill Terry Rayner The Fraser Foundation The Helene Jones Charity Trust The Jani Haenke Charitable Trust The Siganto Foundation The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Tim Fisher Trevor Power Truda Landreth Upasana Papadopoulos Valerie Stevenson Yvonne Crossley LM - Life Member BD - QAC Board Director CSFC - Cultural Support Fund Committee member


Jani Haenke Charitable Trust


The Siganto Foundation


TOURING PARTNERS Touring Exhibitions Program:

Schools Touring Program:

Barcaldine Regional Council / Bunginderry Artists Camp / Cairns Regional Gallery / Bundaberg Regional Council / Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery / Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre / Stanthorpe Regional Gallery / Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts / University of Queensland / Museum Studies / The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation / BMA / Arrow Energy

Aboriginal Events Management / David Hamilton Productions / Expressions Dance / Fiddlesticks / Spring Media Entertainment / The Australian Academy of Steel Drums / The Magic of Mime / The Mango House / Wizzz Bang! Theatre Company / Zeal Theatre Queensland / Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company


TOURING PARTNERS Avis Australia (Avis Gold Coast Bus and Truck Rentals / Avis Fortitude Valley and Avis North Brisbane) / Brisbane Sound Group / Q-Light / Stage and Screen Travel Services / Staging and Lighting Dimensions / Roadpro Event Touring and Wright Productions


Schools Touring Program:

The 2011 Queensland Touring Showcase was supported by The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and The Northern Australian Regional Performing Arts Centres Association (NARPACA)

Aboriginal Events Management / David Hamilton Productions / Expressions Dance / Fiddlesticks / Spring Media Entertainment / The Australian Academy of Steel Drums / The Magic of Mime / The Mango House / Wizzz Bang! Theatre Company / Zeal Theatre Queensland / Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company

The Blue Heeler Network Long Paddock National Touring Forum, hosted by arTour in April 2011, was supported by The Arts Centre Gold Coast, NARPACA and



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