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Arts Queensland is committed to engaging directly with the 59 regional councils around the state to streamline the Regional Arts Development Fund to better meet the needs of local councils and their communities.

its networked, entrepreneurial approach to arts activation, as a hybrid centre of creative production. The team met with Cobb+Co Museum, Regional Art Gallery, and high street based creative studios, The GRID and RAYGUN. Toowoomba hosts 14 gallery spaces, studio businesses and laneways and is attracting the interstate and international arts circuit.

A group of Arts Queensland officers recently clocked up five days travel across thousands of kilometres from Townsville to Mt Isa going to seven communities for 14 meetings and making amazing connections and opportunities to discuss regional engagement and local government partnerships.

Arts Queensland will continue to visit Queensland regions over the coming months and the team is looking forward to connecting with more passionate arts and cultural workers through the state.

They also visited Toowoomba and found a region that is becoming recognised through


ht and experience Bush TV’s Tom Hearn writes about the After the Flood project, part of Creative Regions’ Afloat Creative Recovery Program. The project focuses on digital story telling as a tool to support personal and community resilience. Tom writes, ‘This digital storytelling project was accepted by the community because many participants utilise social media in their everyday lives, as well as during critical phases of the flood event.’ au/blog/index.php/after-theflood/

of establishing a new and independent creative space for dance in Goodna. Claire writes, ‘Why was Mill Street Studios established? There was demand – I had taught at the dance school for 8 years and had built a great relationship with the students.’ Queensland applications to the Australia Council – the facts! An Arts Queensland perspective on Queensland applications to the Australia Council inviting readers to share their application experiences – the response on Facebook in particular indicates the importance of the issues raised in this post.

Brisbane choreographer Claire Marshall describes the process 7

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...