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DECEMBER NEWS
The RASN team would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season! It's been an incredible year with so much amazing news and events to share. This edition will be the last e-news for 2019 so we hope you enjoy the read!

Please note that each RASN provider will have slightly varying Christmas closure periods. To find when your region's provider is closed please head to their websites/Facebook pages linked in their section below. 
MY REGION MY ART
Each month RASN will be showcasing regional artists/artworks from around Queensland. For a chance to have your work featured in the RASN e-news all you have to do is use #myregionmyart on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
Feel free to also hashtag #rasnqld or tag @rasnqld. 
December #MYREGIONMYART shoutout goes to TerinaSmithRecyclingArtist, Scenic Rim:

Flashback to 2014 a trophy for a bikeshow I made from old bikeparts - I made it a clock so it wouldn’t be a dustcollector.
PROVIDER SPOTLIGHT
SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND NORTH
Creative Arts Alliance
Festival Assistant | Somerset Art Beat Festival | Somerset Region
 
CAA is calling for applications for the role of Festival Assistant for the annual Somerset Art Beat Festival. No previous experience required, just a passion for community, art and culture and the ability to travel across the Somerset region to help promote the festival.
 
For more details email admin@creativealliance.org.au
Creative Arts Alliance team are taking leave from the 9 December – 10 January but can’t wait for another great year together!
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND 
Central Queensland University
FNQ Regional Arts Officer David Hudson recently travelled out West for consultations within his region involving the creation of sculptures and murals along the Savannah Way. Below is an account of his adventures on the road:
 
From Cairns I drove out on the Savannah Way directly through my traditional homelands of the Ewamian People.   My homeland covers all of the Etheridge Shire and we are famous for our Volcanic Lava Tubes, Hot thermal Springs, the Gemfields and of course my culture with our ancient rock sites, rock grooves in the riverbeds and numerous scar trees.
 
  • Karumba - Home of the Kurtijar People.  Whilst there, I had the opportunity to visit the new Barramundi Discovery Centre.
  • Normanton – Carpentaria Shire (Kurtijar). Home of the largest ever recorded (shot) croc called Krys.  It measures 8.5 metres and the replicated croc fibreglass is in the main street. 
  • Croydon – Croydon Shire.  Home of the Tagalaka people.   Famous for mining gold, the cattle industry, Chinese prospectors. 
  • Georgetown – Etheridge Shire – Home of the Ewamian nation.   

We have two more Shires to visit way out in the middle of the Gulf - Doomadgee and Burketown which is a mere 2,340 km round car trip.  Hopefully soon before the big wet!
Innovative Mentoring Program Wraps Ups

Five artists from the across the Wide Bay and Burnett have just completed a five month mentorship program. The Hothouse mentoring program was designed to identify and empower change makers in the region. Adrienne Williams, Jassy Watson, Wendy Olsen, Shawn Wondunna Foley and David Quarrell all received intensive one on one mentorship opportunities. They were paired with arts industry leaders to learn the skills of project planning, project management and grant writing.

These five participants will now be rolling out new arts projects over the next 12-24 months.
 
Congratulations to all involved, we can’t wait to watch your careers develop!
Art Retreat Opportunity at the Spectacular Carnarvon Gorge

Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and cultivate your creativity in the Carnarvon National Park!  Join our brilliant tutors for three days of workshops, followed by three days of immersion in the peaceful surrounds of nature. Our experienced tutors cater for all levels of artistic skill in varying fields of arts. 

Limited places available so make sure you get in quick!

Bookings close the 15 January 2020.

Proudly supported by CQRASN and Central Highlands Regional Council.                                       
Write Sparks

Write Sparks offers beginners and intermediate writers the opportunity to tell their stories while learning the skills of writing for performance. Participants will experience and learn how to progress their work from strength to strength through the structured support of award-winning playwright and dramaturge, Kathryn Ash.

The program is run over three residencies delivered throughout a 6-month period running from Friday afternoons through to Sunday afternoons (15 hours of intensive hands on development per residency), and also features a number of personal dramaturgical sessions with Kathryn to help craft your ideas.

These residencies will not only be an amazing opportunity to work your craft through activities and writing exercises but will also build a great network of peers. A limited number of participants will be able to attend the annual JUTE Playwrights’ Retreat, a weekend of fun, writing and play-reading. Participants will be aiming to develop a full first draft of a script for performance by the end of the year.
 

CQ RASN is excited to be partnering with Central Highlands Regional Council to roll out a very exciting project in early 2020!

Carnarvon Creates is an artist retreat in the wonderful environment of Carnarvon Gorge in which some amazing tutors will come together to offer a diverse range of workshops for artists in this wonderful setting. 
 
Only 40 places available so book in now!
Seattle's Michael Ryan Norton is currently in Australia as Entrepreneur in Residence for the AT_Incubator at Community Lifestyle Support in Bundaberg.

With an extensive background in innovation and entrepreneurship Michael will be sharing his marketing know how with artists and
makers.
 
This webinar is FREE and can be joined from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device! 
CAPE YORK & THE TORRES STRAIT 
Arts Queensland in partnership with Cook Shire Council
Creative Sector Jobs for Upcoming Cooktown Expo 2020
 
Expressions of Interests are currently being sought for the upcoming Cooktown 2020 Expo in the areas detailed below:
  • Project Management & Administration Support
  • Operations
  • Volunteer Management
  • Event & Production Management
For more details head to the Cook Shire Council website.
SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND
Empire Theatre Projects
The final SWQ networking event for 2019 was held at the Empire Theatre Church and was co-hosted with Creative Mornings Toowoomba. With over 40 attendees the night was a celebration of all the creatives that live in our community. The participants were asked to provide ideas for networking events in 2020 while being entertained by Huckleberry Gin!

SWQ Regional Arts would like to thank all of their supporters for attending their events.
 
They will be closed for the Christmas break from 23 December – 3 January and they look forward to what 2020 will bring!
NORTH QUEENSLAND
Queensland Music Festival
Lizard Tail

We took this week with Hiromi Tango to visit our regional participants in our Lizard Tail Disaster Recovery Project for 2020. Part of this project has been funded by the Monsoon Trough Category C Funding. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the faces of the region and to talk about the possibilities for the project.

Funding for next year's inaugural NQ Young Artists Camp in Charters Towers was approved by the Regional Arts Fund in early November. This project will bring young aspiring people aged 13-17 from across NQ together to work with regional arts professionals in Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts and Production. The aim is to hold this camp annually in a new LGA to maximise the opportunity for young people in NQ to connect with one another and learn more about the arts industry.  
 For more information on NQYAC or to register your interest click here
Red Ridge Talent on display at Miss Universe Contest
 
From the success of ‘Dress the Central West’, designer Claudia Williams approached Red Ridge to design and create a wearable art garment as the National costume for Australian Miss Universe entrant Priya Serrao.  
 
Claudia approached Red Ridge to see if our artists would be willing to create original pieces reflective of the colours and nature of outback Queensland that would then be cut into scale size pieces to represent the scales of a Lizard.
Red Ridge’s Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Officer, Aunty Joyce Crombie led community workshops in Claudia Blackall, Longreach, Birdsville and Bedourie and Barcaldine to develop a collection of artworks that could be represented in the garment. 
The original artworks created were photographed and reproduced digitally on canvas for Claudia to cut into small scale size pieces to construct the garment – 6200 scales in total!
 
A total of 11 artworks were created and now held as a collection, with the possibility of yet another Red Ridge project – a regional touring exhibition – on the cards.
 
Unfortunately, Priya Serrao did not win the Miss Universe crown, however, this National costume certainly won a few hearts!
Leather Craft - Windorah
 
Following on from the success of Leather Craft workshops held in Cloncurry in last October, Red Ridge Interior Queensland in collaboration with Tackling Regional Adversity Through Integrated Care (TRAIC), Rural Minds, Central West Health and The Lost Art with be presenting a FREE workshop ‘Rural Minds Training & Leather Workshop’ on Saturday 7 December in Windorah.

Participants can choose from a variety of leather craft projects including making plaited reins, a dog lead, a hat band, a plain belt, a stubby cooler, small handbag or a whip.
 
RSVP details in flyer above
IPSWICH AND LOGAN
Access Community Services
JNR making strides in the country music scene – Logan RASN

Brisbane singer-songwriter and performer JNR was selected as the successful artist for BEMAC’s EMERGE: Record and Release Project earlier this year, and funded by RASN for the Logan region. JNR has since made tracks in the country music scene launching his debut single ‘Down Low’ in Brisbane recently, and already picked up by several radio programs.
 
Emerging Ipswich band embracing their roots – Ipswich RASN

Emerging Ipswich band ‘Coalfalls’ are a unique blend of ultra-pop and dream-punk in instrumental-trio form, providing an audience experience like no other during their live performances.

BEMAC is excited to support this great band through RASN funding, in their first double single release which will incorporate sonic components that capture a perception of time, space and place grounded in the experience of being local to Ipswich.
 
Make Art your Business Workshops – Ipswich RASN

Last month BEMAC ran a workshop in Ipswich where creatives met with mentors to learn about starting a business, ways to improve on their current business practices and how the Ipswich community can nurture the local arts scene. Amazing ideas were discussed and new business connections made, proving just how passionate and talented the Ipswich arts community is!
Ipswich Creative Showcase – Ipswich RASN

BEMAC, through RASN funding, were able to support Ipswich school students in the I Heart Songwriting workshops earlier this year, which culminated in a fantastic showcase held at Goleby's Basement last month. Although it was the first time some of these students took part in songwriting, their creative talents and performances were amazing!  Each student said the workshops had helped them greatly improve as singer/songwriters.
FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
Arts Queensland
SECTOR NEWS
Side by Side
 
In early November, Far North Queensland’s peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation UMI Arts held a three-day professional development workshop for five emerging artists of Torres Strait Islander heritage. Offering capacity building alongside the Torres Strait Regional Authority, the workshops were hosted by experienced arts practitioner and curator, Trish Barnard.
 
This collaboration, known as UMI Arts’ 'Side by Side' pathway program, is a result of a 2018 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UMI Arts and the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) to collaborate on a range of arts and culture projects.
 
TSRA Chairperson Napau Pedro Stephen AM said the MOU with UMI Arts builds upon his organisation’s long-term investment in the Torres Strait’s art centres and growing art industry.
 
“This is an example of the importance TSRA places on art and cultural maintenance and promotion in the region and we believe local artists will gain a great deal from the workshops and activities provided by UMI Arts and its 'Side by Side' program,” Mr Stephen said.
 
According to Ms Barnard, 'Side by Side' is an intensive outcome-based workshop that provides all participants with an opportunity to exhibit their new work in UMI Arts’ six week long ‘Exhibition Ready Program’ scheduled for March 2020.
 
“…artists will receive vital industry knowledge and mentoring from experienced artists while learning everything they need to know about working in the arts industry, visual arts projects to be involved in and available career pathways.”
 
Line Dancing
 
A group of nine Torres Strait Elders have come together at UMI Arts in Manoora for a three-day workshop last October that examines the part they played working on a flying gang laying railway track to Mount Tom Price, in the Pilbara region, Western Australia during the 60s and 70s. The story goes that this particular flying gang had set a world record laying the most track in a day. 
 
Coinciding with a visit to the workshop by the Hon. Cynthia Lui, Member for Cook, the 'Dancing the Line' workshop comprises some of the original railway workers who, along with facilitators, aim to share their story with the general public and display the valuable contribution they made to Australia’s history and economy. Further special guest visitors included Leo Akee (UMI Arts Chair) and Pedro Stephens (TSRA Chair).
 
Back in Business
 
A new exhibition has opened at UMI Arts called 'Women’s Business', firmly putting the spotlight on eleven Queensland women artists.
 
Showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s commitment to culture through contemporary art forms, the exhibition constitutes a series of visual artworks of varying media informed by each artist’s connection to country, cultural knowledge and childhood memories. Curated by Trish Bernard, artworks share “a common thread of maintaining a continuity of culture”.
 
“The selection of 31 works by these artists will create awareness of their valuable contribution to our shared cultural knowledge and leadership. All of the artists featured also run their own successful businesses.”
 
The diverse exhibition includes photographs, prints and paintings and Ms. Bernard is committed to ensuring the works are given adequate exposure.  “I’ve seen a lot of work that these women were producing…and I believe it’s important to share their work”.
 
'Women’s Business' is on display at UMI Arts until early December.

I IS MAGGIE by Saengthien Klamkaew and Dennis MacIntosh
January 13-17, Centre of Contemporary Arts


Originally part of JUTE's 'Write Sparks' script development program, 'I Is Maggie' tells the story of a Thai migrant woman working in a harsh and often dangerous industrial laundry. The laundry churns out crisp pristine sheets for tourists to sleep on each night in the thousands of hotel beds across Cairns. Maggie's story is one of survival; she will make a difference, she will be seen, she will say her name and be heard.

With funding through Regional Arts Fund, the profoundly uplifting drama 'I Is Maggie', is a script with themes of migrant resilience amid workplace exploitation, and continues to be developed through JUTE. The project brings together two Bamaga-based emerging playwrights, Thai-born Saengthien Klamkaew and Dennis MacIntosh, along with Thai cultural consultant Jaruwan Jansoi, and creatives including two Thai Australian actors and Thai Australian director. The intensive week culminates in a public reading at the Centre of Contemporary Arts and the project outcome of a newly drafted text will be submitted for consideration in the Queensland Winter PlayFest.

TO KILL A CASSOWARY by Laurie Trott
March 13 - 21, Centre of Contemporary Arts

Old Amos leads an eccentric life hidden deep in the tropical rain forest of Far North Queensland's Cassowary Coast. He's a bohemian eco-warrior, a spiritual eclectic and a cantankerous loner but for the occasional visit from his mysterious neighbour, Josie. His idyllic existence living amongst the Orange-footed scrub fowl and the illusive Cassowary however is endangered when his estranged daughter Paula moves in. She has her eyes on his precious real estate; she has plans. Over my dead body, thinks Amos. He may be right.

Director: Bridget Boyle
Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright
Audio Design: Nathan Sibthorpe
Sound Design: Guy Webster
Set Design: Simona Cosentini & Simone Tesorieri

Mission Beach (140km from Cairns city) writer Laurie Trott emerged from JUTE’s 2016 'Write Sparks' and 2017 'Writers-In-Residence' development programs. In 2018, Laurie was asked to pitch her script to JUTE for further development resulting in a one-week creative development of the work in March 2019.

Knowing that this new work would require a fine comedic director, JUTE approached Bridget Boyle, who fell in love with it on first read. It is a quirky story set in the context of divergent beliefs about how to manage the conservation of the oldest continuous rain forest in the world, and the many creatures who depend on it to survive.

The Cassowary bird becomes larger than life, a mythical character in the play. The audience will feel a deep sense of immersion in our ‘rain forest that meets the sea’ through a sculptured soundscape, canopied set design and the use of stylised digital rendering to tell the Cassowary’s story.

Stephen Tandy (of ‘The Sullivans’ fame and last seen on the JUTE stage in the Matilda Award Winning ‘Bastard Territory’) was an obvious casting choice for the aging but sharp-minded Amos, playing against the powerful stage presence of Cairns-based actor Natalie Taylor as his assertive daughter, Paula. Folded into the mix is the enigmatic Yvette Walker, First Nations actor, cast as the mysterious neighbour, Josie.
 
A great trio to tell this compelling story!
The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is inviting feedback from artists and the sector on new draft guidelines for commissioning art in public spaces.
 
Feedback closes: 6 January 2020

And the name for the new Rockhampton Art Gallery is….the Rockhampton Museum of Art!

Councillors have just voted unanimously for the new name after it was widely supported during public consultation last month.

The world class Rockhampton Museum of Art will open in 2021.

Read More Here

Coming to NITV in 2020!

Faboriginal is a deadly arts game show featuring the host with the most, Steven Oliver.

Marni is NITV’s first foray into slow-TV with a 2.5hr recording of a commissioned painting by outstanding Pilbara artist, Allery Sandy.

​Set against the backdrop of the majestic Pilbara, Thalu is a kid’s show with all the energy of live-action and all the colour of a cartoon.

Family Rules returns with a third season, with another up-close and personal insight into modern Indigenous family life through the eyes of a remarkable mother and her daughters.

Inspired by the ancient practice of Dreamtime, Future Dreaming is an immersive Virtual Reality film takes viewers into a time-warping dream bubble as four young Aboriginal Australians guide you through their imagined futures.

Food always tells a story, and in Strait To The Plate Aaron Fa’aso follows his nose to unearth the stories, culture, and secrets behind the unique cuisine of the Torres Straits.
WOW Australia 2020 is on sale now! 

Stories of change and stories for change

What an incredible line-up for our first program announcement! 
The festival will take place at Brisbane Powerhouse from 3-5 April, with an opening night welcome celebration on 2 April and closing night concert at QPAC on 5 April. 

Our Day Pass program includes a captivating range of conversations, workshops, exhibitions, lunchtime performances and demonstrations.
Check out the amazing talent and thought-provoking themes at this years event.

The first step in Queensland Museum's action plan is to Reflect, focussing on relationships, respect and opportunities to outline the actions they will commit to establish the right foundations for sustainable change. 
WORKSHOPS | TRAINING
Teaching artists are a vital part of the performing arts landscape, sharing their skills, passion and knowledge with the community, young people and emerging performers. Queensland Theatre is committed to ensuring that there are skilled teaching artists in our schools and wider community, not just for our own programs, but also for the sector as a whole.

In 2020, Queensland Theatre will launch a new initiative, the Teaching Artist Program; a professional development program for eight Queensland based artists who are interested in developing or building on their teaching skills. The program will offer on-site intensives, year-long mentoring and the opportunity to shadow more experienced teaching artists. The Education, Youth and Regional Engagement team at Queensland Theatre will facilitate the program, joined by an array of experienced teaching artists and arts education practitioners.
 

ARTSCOAST

Over the past few months, Sunshine Coast Council's Creative Arts and Events team have been working on one of the goals within the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-38 which requires the development of a brand and brand strategy designed to promote the reputation of the Sunshine Coast and our arts community, both nationally and abroad, as a creative destination to live, work and visit.

Sunshine Coast Council have been working with a Sunshine Coast marketing consultant and a diverse range of arts and tourism sector stakeholders over the past 12 months to develop the strategy and the ARTSCOAST logo, and now we need your input into a key decision – choosing the ARTSCOAST visual identity!
 

Click here to see and rank the three logos!

Date Claimers for M&G QLD 2020 Events
 
Workshop: The Object of Labels – Writing Interpretive Text for Exhibitions
21 February 2020, 10am-1pm
Supreme Court Library Queensland, Brisbane
$60, $55 Concession
Registrations will open 22 January 2020
 
M&G QLD Securing Funding Workshop
11 March 2020
Mount Isa Civic Centre, Mount Isa
 
Series of Collection Management Workshops
Topics include Collection Management, Preventive Conservation and Disaster Preparedness, and Significance Assessment
May and June 2020
Rockhampton, Gladstone and Biloela
EMPLOYMENT
Position: Senior Collection Services Officer
Organisation: Townsville City Council
Location: Townsville
Closes: 5 January 2020
More information: townsville.qld.gov.au
Position: Education and Programs Officer
Organisation: Townsville City Council
Location: Townsville
Closes: 5 January 2020
More information: townsville.qld.gov.au
Position: Education and Programs Assistant
Organisation: Townsville City Council
Location: Townsville
Closes: 5 January 2020
More information: townsville.qld.gov.au
Position: Event and Production Management | Expo 2020
Organisation: Cook Shire Council
Location: Cooktown
Closes: 1 May 2020
More information: cook.qld.gov.au
Position: Operations | Expo 2020
Organisation: Cook Shire Council
Location: Cooktown
Closes: 1 May 2020
More information: cook.qld.gov.au
Position: Volunteer Management | Expo 2020
Organisation: Cook Shire Council
Location: Cooktown
Closes: 1 May 2020
More information: cook.qld.gov.au
Position: Project Management | Expo 2020
Organisation: Cook Shire Council
Location: Cooktown
Closes: 1 May 2020
More information: cook.qld.gov.au
Position: Arts and Cultural Officer
Organisation: IPA
Location: Emerald
Closes: Not Listed
More information: ipa.com.au
Position: School Photographers and Assistants
Organisation: Advancedlife
Location: Townsville
Closes: Not Listed
More information: advancedlife.com.au
Position: Festival Assistant
Organisation: Creative Arts Alliance
Location: Toogoolawah
Closes: Not Listed
More information: Email admin@creativealliance.org.au
Position: Tour Guide/Customer Service Reception
Organisation: Eromanga Natural History Museum
Location: Eromanga
Closes: Not Listed
More information: seek.com.au
FUNDING | GRANTS | AWARDS | RESIDENCIES
Creative Spaces Crows Nest Artist Residency
Closes:
 31 December 2019
Situated on beautiful Chambers Island, the Crows Nest is a small, private studio space with views out across Maroochy River. This creative studio space would suit writers, digital and fine artists and creatives with a lighter footprint.
More information: sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
John Villiers Outback Art Prize
Closes: 3 January 2020
The John Villiers Art Prize is an annual art competition open to all Australian artists and presented by the Outback Regional Gallery and Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton. 
More information: matildacentre.com.au
Fraser Coast Regional Council -  Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
Closes: 13 January 2020
RADF is a partnership between state and local governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.
More information: frasercoast.qld.gov.au
Ian Potter Cultural Trust
Closes: 14 January 2020
Open to emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional opportunities, usually overseas. The Trust's grants work to reward commitment and passion and support talented artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential. 
More information: ianpotterculturaltrust.org.au
The Marten Bequest Scholarship - The Australia Council of the Arts
Closes: 20 January 2020
The travelling scholarships provide financial support under the categories of acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, poetry, prose, sculpture and singing to help talented Australian artists achieve their dreams.
More information: australiacouncil.gov.au
The Brian Boak Outstanding Performer Bursary
Closes: 31 January 2020
The Brian Boak Bursary is designed to provide support to a person wishing to pursue a program of study or professional development at a recognised university, specialist post-secondary institution or other centre of excellence in the areas of acting, dancing, singing or instrumental performance.
More information: empiretheatre.com.au
SWELL Sculpture Festival - Call for Entries
Closes: 31 January 2020
Expressions of interest are open for Redland Art Gallery's travelling gallery, SWELL Sculpture Festival invites all emerging, mid career and professional sculptors to submit their concepts to be a part of something extraordinary.  SWELL presents 18th year of outdoor temporary public artworks along the picturesque Currumbin Beach, Queensland, 11 - 20 Sept 2020.
More information: swellsculpture.com.au/
2020 'Hands On' $4,000 Bursary - The Artspace Mackay Foundation
Closes:
 Open September 2019. Announced late January 2020. 
Funded by the Artspace Mackay Foundation, the 'Hands On' Bursary is a significant $4,000 in 2020. The Bursary was Initiated to support and encourage young people aged 17-25yrs, originating from the Mackay region, who wish to pursue a career in the arts. 
More information: artspacemackay.com.au
Chinchilla Street Placemaking Project - EOIs
Closes:
 10 February 2020
The Western Downs Regional Council is calling for emerging and/or experienced visual, street, or professional artists to register their expression of interest in the Chinchilla Street Placemaking project to be considered to undertake artwork on the building façade on the Warrego highway.
More information: email Justyne Wilson, Coordinator Arts and Culture: arts@wdrc.qld.gov.au 
Art Music Fund - APRA AMCOS
Closes:
 24 February 2020
In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund. A total pool of A$100,000 per annum is on offer to provide funding for composers to create commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program.
More information: apraamcos.com.au
Percival Portrait Painting Prize
Closes: 2 March 2020
The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland’s own portrait competition. Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists, the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them.
More information: townsville.qld.gov.au
Percival Photographic Portrait Prize
Closes: 2 March 2020
The Percival Photographic Portrait Prize returns for the fourth instalment since it first debuted in 2014. For the 2020 edition of this biennial event, things will be shaken up with the exhibition to be held at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.
More information: townsville.qld.gov.au
Percival Animal Portrait Prize
Closes: 2 March 2020
The Percival Animal Portrait Prize is coordinated and awarded by Pinnacles Gallery, coinciding with the Percival Portrait Painting Prize.
More information: townsville.qld.gov.au
Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program
Closes: 9 March 2020
The Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships Program funds fellows from Queensland’s research, education and cultural sectors to visit and complete a project at the Smithsonian Institution.
More information: science.des.qld.gov.au
North Queensland Ceramic Awards
Closes: 20 April 2020
The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation.
More information: townsville.qld.gov.au
Nomad Two Worlds Foundation Indigenous Arts Scholarship
Open year-round
Offers $20,000 scholarships to emerging Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander and Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Artists to pursue artistic development in each other's countries respectively.
More information: americanaustralian.org
Google Ad Grants
Open year-round
To empower non-profit organisations through $10,000 per month of in-kind AdWords advertising to promote their missions and initiatives on Google. 
More information: google.com.au
Red Box Pop-Up Gallery: 2020 EOIs open
No Date Listed
Expressions of interest are open for Redland Art Gallery's travelling gallery, available to individual artists and groups to display artworks. 
More information: artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au
Crows Nest Residency 2020 EOI
No Date Listed
Situated on beautiful Chambers Island, the Crows Nest is a small, private studio space with views out across Maroochy River. This creative studio space would suit writers, digital and fine artists and creatives wishing to create in a natural habitat.
More information: sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
RESOURCES

The Arts Governance Program webinar series explores in further detail key arts governance topics.

Each webinar will take the form of a 45-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for Q&A. Participants will receive access to written responses to questions submitted during the webinar, as well as relevant follow-up materials.

Archived Topics include:

• Arts Governance Refresher
• Meeting Processes
• Board Review
• The Role of an Arts Chair
• Getting your board from good to GREAT
• Looking after your people
• Compliance: Not just ticking the box - thinking outside it 

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