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FUNDING UPDATE build an inclusive, harmonious community. Are you part of a business that prioritises cultural diversity in the workplace or do you know of an active volunteer in your community? Get involved and nominate those who work to build a more inclusive Queensland! Award winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted during Queensland Cultural Diversity Week, a state-wide celebration of cultural diversity held from 30 August to 7 September 2014. Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday, 16 June 2014. For further information and to nominate go to http://bit. ly/1i6f0mz BoardConnect: Developing alliances and collaborations in the NFP sector: tricks and traps With funding increasingly difficult to secure, the concept of teaming up with other organisations is being considered by many non-profits. Should you be looking at sharing resources or market development with another organisation? How do alliances work? What do you need to know? This session will identify some of the drivers for approaching an alliance or collaboration, models to structure arrangements – including for possible mergers – and what might be needed to ensure the initiative is a success. Join Heather Watson, Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, for this informative breakfast briefing. Wednesday 11 June 7.30–9.00am, Brisbane Cost: Free for arts orgs with an annual turnover <$500,000, & $75+GST for arts orgs with an annual turnover >$500,000. To book go to: http://bit.ly/1nglqaG Australia Council grants – http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants Grant programs closing in June include: • Market Development – Art Fare; International markets (Music Managers); International showcase (Music Makers); Contemporary Touring Initiative: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund; Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund; Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Fun • Theatre – Cite Residency Arts for All Queenslanders strategy The strategy is a digital interactive strategy. New posts include: • Tim Ellis discusses the role of the Mossman Gorge Culture Centre in strengthening local tourism • Lynnette Griffiths discusses the growth of a new Indigenous fabric and fashion enterprise. • Professor Ryan Daniel discusses the responsibilities of higher education programs to prepare students for the reality of work in creative industries. • Arts Queensland notes arts and cultural organisations are increasingly successful in attracting Community Benefit funding.

ARTICLES AND REPORTS • Arts fundraising tips: setbacks don’t have to be failures. Kate Romano The Guardian (UK) http://bit.ly/1peGcnX • Federal budget 2014: arts and culture experts react. The Conversation http://bit.ly/1jWwod7

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Arts Update May 2014  

In this May issue of Arts Update read about Queensland’s latest arts success stories from a south east Queensland school championing design...