This month, in addition to the latest in news, funding opportunities and more across the State, we're also bringing you information and resources to cope with the impact and scope surrounding the Coronavirus on the arts industry and community.
In this time of great uncertainty, RASN as a network would like to extend our support and solidarity with the arts sector, particularly in Queensland, facing the insecurity of the months ahead. We are devastated at the impact COVID-19 has had on our industry and we are working with partners and our community on what we can do to support each other through this hard time.

Below are some links to donate to those doing it tough or to seek assistance via: 

Support Act

Artists’ Benevolent Fund

Entertainment Assist


Australia Council

Blue Shield Australia

Sounds of Silence
Also, some sector impact surveys and resources where you can report lost gigs, revenue, and any effects the crisis has had on your livelihood as an artist/creative/artsworker:

PAC Australia

Diversity Arts Australia

I Lost My Gig

Let’s all look out for each other and our community.
Access Community Services
Spark Joy with BEMAC
Are you an artist or arts worker from Logan or Ipswich, who has been impacted by COVID-19? Recharge your creativity with BEMAC's new CREATIVE BOOSTER PACK!
BEMAC want to support the arts community to RECHARGE your creativity and bring your new projects to life online! We’re looking for creatives to tell local stories through art forms such as song writing, writing a play, a short story, creative work, building a website, shooting a short film, creating a visual artwork, creating a public art marquette… maybe you have another idea? We can help you with funding, facilitation, exposure, and digital skills!
If your creative idea is new, can be completed in a two-week time frame, and delivered in your home or studio based in Logan we want to hear from you!
Watch all the videos and vote now!
Don't Be a Square - Vote Your QUBE Effect Winner

Now is your chance to vote for your favourite QUBE Effect music video for 2020, as part of BEMAC’s People’s Choice Award! As the official producers of The QUBE Effect 2020, BEMAC have had a blast so far working with these amazingly talented young artists for this Brisbane City Council program.

As well as invaluable industry networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities, the winner of BEMAC’s People’s Choice Award will also receive:
  • BEMAC sponsored live show at the Queensland Multicultural Centre
  • BEMAC sponsored venue rehearsal package at the Queensland Multicultural Centre
  • Public relations and marketing session with Dew Process
  • One song produced, recorded and mixed with Aria award winning Producer, Magoo at USC Studios
  • $300 Manny & Store DJ voucher
We know this is a difficult time for many people in our community, including our wonderful local artists and arts workers. Let’s all get behind these passionate and hardworking young artists and support them as much as we can!
Stay tuned for more NEW and exciting online content
coming soon from BEMAC!

We’re working on another exciting new project behind the scenes right now, engaging with local artists across Logan, Ipswich and Brisbane to bring their artistic and cultural stories to life! We can’t wait to share more about this in the coming weeks.

Stay Tuned!
Creative Arts Alliance
Sparkling with the SEQN Artist Showcase
CAA is currently showcasing artists from within the SEQN region each day on Instagram.

Artists from all practice areas have been invited to submit an image of their art, or of themselves practicing their artform, for CAA to curate and share on their feed. Through this showcase, CAA aim to build a sense of support and community through Instagram, while showcasing the diverse talent throughout the region.
Answer the Call for Online Facilitators
CAA are currently seeking applications from online facilitators for future regional projects.

Online facilitators may be well-versed in content creation, online workshops or seminars, one-on-one lessons, developing educational materials, hosting networking events or making podcasts. If it happens online, CAA want to hear from you! Click the image above to complete the online form.
Connect Now with Plug In Online 

Plug In Online was successfully piloted during April and focused on building the creative skills, networks and industry readiness of emerging musicians within our SEQN region. Emerging Musicians took part in online mentoring sessions, songwriting sessions, vocal training, professional development and online meetups.

Express your interest in taking part in future Plug In Online programs by clicking the image above!
Make Music with Young Mic Online

As the name suggests, Young Mic is an open mic event for under 18's.

If you're a young musician, you are invited to join us from your lounge room, kitchen, garage or wherever you might be to share your music, connect with other young musicians and build your skills and confidence.

Our Young Mic Online event for June will be held National Make Music Day on Sunday the 21st (12-2pm).
Supporting the Network

CAA, like many in the arts sector, are looking to how we can support our creative colleagues, continue to engage with our communities and reconsider our delivery approaches to keep progressing our creative projects.

Artists have always been at the forefront of change, the dreamers, the thinkers, the boundary pushers and so it is no surprise that even in these challenging times the arts sector is already looking for ways to respond and new ways practicing, learning, working and presenting.
CAA have compiled a resource list with up-to-date funding and financial assistance; fundraising campaigns and platforms; information and news; professional development opportunities; opportunities for artists; and ways to stay connected.

CAA also have a resource list of child-friendly at home activities, and other free events and activities to do from home.
Central Queensland University

Bright Ideas

What skills can you share with others?

At CQRASN, supporting the well-being of the region's amazing communities is key and we are currently exploring what we can deliver online, what hands-on resources we can develop and who we can work with to achieve all of this.

In this regard, CQRASN would love to hear from you, the artists and arts organisations, from across our Central Queensland regions! Have you got an idea for an online arts activity or at home activity pack? Or maybe for an arts workshop, program, service or activity that you could deliver online?

Let us know if you've you got an idea for an arts activities or resources that could be emailed or posted out to people in isolation. We want to hear from artists of all kinds; musicians, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers, as well as arts workers, curators, educators etc.

We all know that making and learning is good for our well-being, so if you’re based in any of our Central Queensland communities and you have some ideas of what you can offer, please complete this Expression of Interest form by clicking the image above.

We’d love to support our Central Queensland artists and arts workers during this vulnerable time!

Stay safe and well everyone!

When The Going Gets Tough

'Tough and Tender' is the signature project for the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network for 2020-21 and will profile the diversity of our regions, and the importance of the arts for creative response, resilience, recovery, memorialising and celebration.

A range of activities will take place over the next 15 months with a culmination weekend in June 2021. As Phase 1 of that project, we are inviting expressions of interest from artists/creative practitioners from diverse artforms to engage in a one-month residency ‘at home’.
We encourage participation by First Nations artists and artists of diverse backgrounds and ability.
Arts Queensland in partnership with Cook Shire Council
Island Days
Cape York and Torres Strait Regional Arts Officer, Waratah Nicholls just managed a visit to Thursday Island a week before the COVID-19 shut down.

Aven Noah, Gallery Officer for Gab Titui (pictured) showed Waratah around the gallery. They talked about the Torres Strait artists represented there and the many challenges artists face, living on remote islands with little access to internet and materials, let alone training and exhibition opportunities. Under discussion also was strategies for the current challenge of COVID-19 and the effects that a shutdown would have on the gallery and it’s contributing artists, as well as future opportunities for the Arts in the Straits.
Art Online - Live

Responding to the new challenges that COVID-19 has presented to us, Cape York and Torres Strait Islands RASN Region is developing on-line arts skills workshops using re-purposed travel budget funds.

Art On Line - Live, presents the opportunity to develop skills and create art while living in isolation and will not only give people meaningful activity and a vehicle for self-expression in this difficult time, but will produce a body of new works encapsulating the story of this strange time.
Using the theme, ‘Art and Community Spirit’, regional artists are being contracted to deliver training and professional development workshops for people who are isolated due to COVID-19 in the region. Prospective participants are being asked which techniques and skills are of the most interest to them, after which the online workshop content will then focus on the skills requested by the majority of participants and mentoring them through the process of creating new works.

Cook Shire Council will contract skilled regional artists as workshop presenters, who will deliver these online workshops in several different artistic techniques and modalities, this will get money into the hands of these artists in this time of need. A studio is being set up in the Cooktown Library for those workshop presenters who don’t have the capacity to deliver these workshops from home. Attendees who register for the workshops, will be supplied art materials, free of charge and they will then be instructed through the Zoom hosted workshop, where they can view the on line sessions from their own home.

This project responds to the challenges of social isolation protocols as well as priorities identified in consultation with RASN and the region's arts and cultural sector, where the development of pathways for further education and employment in the cultural industries is recognised as one of the top challenges. Participants’ emotional, psychological and social well-being will also benefit from the positive, social interaction and creative stimulation in this time of stress and personal isolation.

The body of new work created will help CYP&TSI RASN artists and the local arts industry recover after this challenge has passed. CYP&TSI RASN region’s emerging artists will also have the opportunity to connect with each other, build relationships, gain and share knowledge through access to a virtual network created though this project.

With further investment we will be able to present an online exhibition and sales platform for the artworks produced after the isolation restrictions have been lifted, including a possible exhibition of artworks from this program to be presented at the re-imagined ‘Cooktown Expo 2020’, which will be a major regional event for 2021.
Empire Theatre Projects
 A thank you to the health heroes of Darling Downs Health.
Spotlight on Health Heroes

In a stunning tribute to the medical and support workers around the country fighting COVID-19, Empire Theatre via the talents of their exceptional Technical Team participated in #lightuniteaus, a nation wide initiative to thank and acknowledge Australia's hard working medical staff.

If you missed the livestream click the image about to watch a timelapse of the projection.

Staying Connected

South West Queensland RASN now has a new and exciting e-newsletter to subscribe to (if you haven't already!). Stay connected to your region and all the news, events and funding opportunities and read the first issue today.
Best in the South West

SWQ Regional Arts would like to give creatives in their region the opportunity to promote who they are and the great work that they do on the SWQ RASN's dedicated Facebook and Instagram accounts, showcasing one creative per day on the feeds.

You must reside within the South West Queensland region including Maranoa, Balonne, Goondiwindi, Western Downs, Southern Downs, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Toowoomba.

Email a high-res image of your work (or your practice!), along with a fifty word bio and a link to your online profile to for a chance to be featured!
The South West Regional Arts Service will continue to operate during this time and are here to support artists and arts workers. 

Stay in touch via the links below.

Take care and keep creating. 
Michelle (Regional Arts Services Officer).
Queensland Music Festival
Bright, Young Sparks

In response to the closures and restrictions of COVID-19, NQ RASN has been putting together a number of online programs in partnership with various organisations across theatre, music and the visual arts.  

Key among them is our work with Umbrella Studio of Contemporary Arts in two online projects: 

North Queensland Downloadable Kid Colour-in Book
Umbrella will commission 10 early career/emerging North Queensland artists to create artwork with a local flavour. For example, artists like Jasper Reading who participated in our budding artist mentor program in 2018 will create outlines of his first nations superheroes for colouring in. 
At Home Artists in Residence Program
Inspired by a Finnish art organisation we will create an 'at home' artist in residence program.  North Queensland artists will be invited to apply to do a two week artist residency from their homes (or studios).  Umbrella will provide a $1000 fee to three artists to support creative development time on a new body of work. The selected artists will document their residency for Umbrella to share on our social media platforms. The artists will propose an online public program which might take the form of an artist talk or a workshop as an outcome to engage local audiences in their arts practice.
NQ Young Write Sparks 101
NQ Young Write Sparks 101, a collab between Jute Theatre, NQ RASN and Full Throttle Theatre Company is a writing program for aspiring playwrights aged 14-17. The invitation for this has been extended to our fellow RASN in the Cape York and Torres Straits.
Neighbourhood Productions Goes Live!

Neighbourhood Productions is presenting Live Streamed Sessions
with two left to go for the series.

Creation in Isolation

As artists and arts workers remain affected by the shutdowns and changing landscape of business, the position of audiences to help support the industry is fraught with the same inhibitors. Below is a list of ways audiences can join the support efforts to stay connected to the arts. If you are in a position to do so, every contribution makes a huge difference.

Support Act - delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers.

Actors Benevolent Fund Queensland - assisting performers who have fallen on hard times.

Artists Benevolent Fund - making funds available for disaster and emergency visual arts practice.

To read about assistance from Arts Queensland, follow this link.  For some other ways you can show some love for the arts sector, follow this link.
Sending Out an SOS

The Australian Music Industry is Sending Out an SOS.

In response to  shutdowns and lockdowns restricting the abilities and impact of the live music industry, a music industry taskforce made up of radio stations, including triple j, record labels, tech companies, government groups and promoters have announced a new initiative called Sound of Silence.

The aim is to help keep support streams alive for artists you love during the lockdown of live music brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.
Be Heard - 23 April

In this time of self-isolation, where adaption and agility is key, what is your museum or gallery doing to connect and engage with your audience? Or are you trying to work out how to do this?

If you work or volunteer in the Queensland GLAM sector, you are invited to join an informal webinar on developing content for your audience via Museums and Galleries Queensland. You are welcome to share what you are creating, or listen in to get inspired by what others are doing and ask questions.

Flying High with UMI

The rich diversity and artistic talent of UMI Arts’ emerging and established artist members was celebrated last month at the opening of the organisation’s annual 'You and Me' exhibition.
This exhibition is the first event to open the yearlong program of events and exhibitions dedicated to celebrating the 15th anniversary of UMI Arts. Each artwork presented by emerging and mid-career artists showcases various unique styles, inspirations and medium of choice. The exhibit also honours some artists who have recently passed away but had been active contributors to UMI Arts exhibition and workshop programs since 2005.
Artworks included work by Shane Dhuga Gibson exhibiting a work titled ‘Dawaar Mulithin’ that depicts the dense cluster of Dawaar (stars) in Mulithin (Milky Way) that is a pathway for ancestral spirits. 
‘Ghunbi (blood)’ is a colourful work by familiar artist Harold Bowen with his signature contemporary gestural style. The work references traditional Guugu Yimithirr lore, where visitors to Waymburr, (Cooktown) were greeted with the Ngalangundaama ritual (drawing sweat from armpits and blowing sweat from hands into the air) which proclaimed that no ghunbi (banbi) was to be spilt on that land as a gesture of reconciliation.
UMI Arts’ You and Me' curator, Trish Barnard, said a highlight of this year’s exhibition is the inclusion of kites that were created by Indigenous artists as part of the city’s Chinese New Year Kite Project.
“These kites are not just beautiful – they also symbolise the long-time, shared history between First Nation people and Chinese immigrants. Despite being an Australian invention, the box kites provided the perfect shape for designs depicting birds, fish and butterflies of cultural significance to both Chinese Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Ms Barnard said.
According to Ms Barnard, five artists contributed to creating designs from selected templates that resonated with their culture. 
This project was an opportunity for emerging artists like Chanté Leopold – an Angkamuthi woman with Saibai and Erub Island heritage, Chanté found inspiration in the beauty of the migratory Rainbow bee-eater (Merops ornatus) that migrates north over land and sea to the Torres Strait Islands during winter. The exhibition also features a kite by experienced textile and surface designer for furnishings, artist Francoise Lane who produced a repeat pattern for her box kite that was inspired by the colours of kaiar (pronounced kai-arr), the painted crayfish (Panulirus ornatus) that inhabits the tropical waters of her Torres Strait homelands.

Follow the Stream! 

From QMusic #keeplistening with this online collection of Aussie music playlists and streaming sessions! 

Songlines Online - 8/9 May

Coming to a lounge room near you - the Meeanjin Markets are going virtual!

The authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and music market has moved online for 2020 in response to COVID19.

Support Indigenous small business and performers and treat yourself to something special!
Art makes the laughter rise from our bellies, the tears well in our eyes, the courage fill our bodies. In this time of social distancing and mass closure of public galleries and venues let's not cancel creativity.

Use the hashtag #dontcancelcreativity and let everyone know exactly what’s needed so that the arts can survive and thrive!
Creating Connections

As a direct response to the current challenges faced by the arts sector, Creative Connections is an online webinar series aimed at that audience and provided by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Creative Connections acknowledges the isolation felt by artists and practitioners at this time, and the impact that the temporary closure of many arts organisations is having on our collective wellbeing and so will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.
A Cuppa Community

Queensland Music Festival  proudly presents Coffee with the Creative Community!

Are you eager to learn more about a specific field, such as program curation, technical production, strategy or fundraising? Or maybe you have questions about paving your way in the music/performing arts industry?

Over the coming months, the QMF team alongside creative industry professionals will be offering free 30-minute conversation to share insight and experience and help you develop your professional skillsets and networks.

Zooming Through Ideas - 30 May
The Ideas Distillery is hosting coaching lessons online via Zoom. This 2 hour session is limited to 10 people to allow for maximum interaction about individual projects.

Shelley Pisani has over 25 years of industry experience in developing and delivering community arts projects.  Walk through some processes that will help you to take your idea to a plan for delivery.  Who are you targeting?  Why? How will you resource it?  Some of the important questions and more to do with community arts projects.

Little Ones Online

Online hub Chatterpack has put together a massive repository of online resources for children to keep the little ones entertained amidst the social distancing and isolation. From online learning to free performances, there's something for young and old minds alike.
Hitting the Heights with Top Up!

Introducing Topology's award-winning education program delivered virtually!

Top Up Online provides remote access to training with Topology's Principal Artists and expert pool of instructors in the areas of music, composition, improvisation and instrumental performance. Participants can apply for workshops as an individual, a classroom, or an ensemble/club, delivered online via video-conferencing (Zoom).

This pilot project is part of a transition to online platforms for the Top Up education program - ensuring that aspiring composers, young people and teachers in regional communities get the inspiration and support they need.
Stay On Point Online
Queensland Ballet have you covered with the first of their online dance classes now available on their website including ballet barre, tone, and a 'move and play' class for the little ones. Check it out and stay tuned for more classes to be added!
C'mon and Slam!
The Bunker Spoken Word is a Queensland based spoken word series produced by Writers Republic with support from Horizon Arts Festival and the Sunshine Coast Council through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Through a series of initiatives including workshops, bi-monthly events and 'Bunker Down, Speak Out' (a monthly online poetry slam with feature poet and $50 cash prize) among others, they are committed to supporting artists though paid opportunities, building the south-east Queensland community of spoken word audiences, and delivering world class digital content to all. 

Do you know a local writer or spoken word collective? Invite them to take part in the monthly slams, workshops and events! Events are open to join as performer, spectator or even judge!
Champion the Arts

Talking arts, policy, media, political and public engagement, join NAVA online with their Weekly Workshops.

What works? What doesn’t? What can we achieve together? Together, the combined efforts will culminate in Arts Day on the Hill – Australia's national day of advocacy for the arts.
Position: Project Manager
Organisation: Essential Crew
Location: Brisbane
Closes: 22 April 2020
More information:
Position: Artist's Callout - EOI
Organisation: The Art Gallery Biloela Hospital
Location: Central Queensland
Closes: 22 April 2020
More information:
Position: Head of Department - The Arts
Organisation: William Ross State High
Location: North Queensland
Closes: 23 April 2020
More information:
Position: DAMS Administrator
Organisation: QAGOMA
Location: Brisbane
Closes: 23 April 2020
More information:
Position: Industrial Technology and Design Teacher
Organisation: Teach Queensland
Location: North Queensland
Closes: 23 April 2020
More information:
Position: Videographer/Producer
Organisation: Vetta Productions
Location: Townsville
Closes: Not Listed
More information: Vetta Online
The Individuals Fund is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities. For more information please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016, 1800 175 531 (toll free), or
Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland Fund
 21 April 2020
The Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland Fund aims to support the development and growth of sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism businesses and increase the capability of these businesses to deliver high quality tourism products and experiences.
More information:
COVID-19 Emergency Action Funding
 23 April 2020
This funding from The Copyright Agency will support Australian writers, visual artists, publishers, and key stakeholders adversely impacted by COVID-19. Grants of between $5,000 to $20,000 are available.
More information:
KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award
30 April 2020
Established to support the development of early-career authors, this award offers them an opportunity to work with industry professionals and assisting them in creating publishing pathways. Now, in its fourth year, the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award offers more development opportunities than ever.
More information:
Queensland Literary Awards 2020
30 April 2020
The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers. State Library of Queensland proudly manages the awards in collaboration with sponsors, industry partners and the writing community.
More information:
The Daisy Utemorrah Award
30 April 2020
The Daisy Utemorrah Award is for an unpublished manuscript of junior or YA fiction. The Award is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples currently living in Australia. Generously supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the State Government of Western Australia, the winner of the award receives $15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books.
More information:
1 May 2020
Queensland Writers Centre is proud to announce Publishable, its 11th national program for emerging writers. In 2020, QWC is broadening its entry requirements and giving writers from a range of genres the chance to refine their manuscript and personally present it to an agent or publisher.
More information:
Hinchinbrook RADF
1 May 2020
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and eligible local councils across the state.
More information:
Loris Williams Memorial Scholarship
4 May 2020
The ASA offers an annual Loris Williams Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying in archives and records at either university (undergraduate or postgraduate) or at vocational education and training institutions (from Certificate III onwards). The scholarship provides $3000 to go towards fees, books and computing costs, a year-long ASA student membership, and a mentor to help guide career development.
More information:
Community Heritage Grant
4 May 2020
The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
More information:

HOTA Artist Fund – Rage Against The V(irus)

HOTA is stepping up and showing solidarity with the creative community. Home of the Arts is offering up to $1000 cash for a project that takes up to and no longer than one week of your time to deliver.

Expressions of interest close 15 May 2020.

The Clarence Prize
22 May 2020
A biennial, acquisitive exhibition that has found its niche within Australia’s art community as a prize that celebrates accessible and innovative furniture art. It is open to furniture designers and craftspeople operating within Australia. Held in the historic Rosny Barn, the Prize contributes to Tasmania’s reputation as a leading cultural hub, brimming with vibrant arts experiences.
More information:
Red Room Poetry Competition
22 May 2020
The competition has two categories for under-18s, as well as a category for teachers who want to flex their writing muscles. There are exciting prizes up for grabs, including a $500 cash prize, book packs, vouchers, and more!
More information:
The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2020
29 May 2020
One of Australia’s most loved and richest prize for realistic portraiture. The $50,000 biennial award is non-acquisitive and attracts over 400 entries from many of Australia’s most respected artists.
More information:
2020 JADA
30 June 2020
Grafton Regional Gallery is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 JADA to artists residing in Australia aged over 16 years.  Artists are invited to enter up to two drawings with a Gallery appointed panel to shortlist a selection of finalists for exhibition from 2 October to 22 November 2020.
More information:
The Ideas Program
30 June 2020
This program applies to stories at the concept or later stage development. Projects can receive support more than once through this program with a maximum of $100,000 over the lifetime of the project.
More information:
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:
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:
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:
UMI Arts Exhibitions - EOIs open
No Date Listed

Curated “Exhibition Ready” and “You and Me” – expressions of interest are open now for February to April 2020 exhibitions.
More information:
The Queensland Arts Showcase Program provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.
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:
Playing Queensland Fund
Rolling Fund

The Playing Queensland Fund (PQF) supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects by Queensland artists and organisations that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.
More information:
The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)
Rolling Fund

The Program invests in funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland and is administered across three funding streams.
More information:
The Arts Business Innovation Fund
Rolling Fund

This fund addresses the need to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in Queensland-based not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses. The ABIF provides a $1 million investment for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations.
More information:

The 2020 Resilience Fund is designed to provide emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice and operations of Australian artists, groups and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding can be combined with relief offered by other arts funding agencies, government departments, support services and philanthropy.


QMusic Connect

Introducing QMusic’s free series of online workshops called QMUSIC CONNECT supporting and upskilling Queensland's music industry.

Featuring industry leaders and professionals in online panel discussions and masterclasses, the program will be delivered in three stages over the next six months. 

The first six sessions will be immediate response discussions with the COVID-19 Crisis Talks followed by targeted regional community discussions and QMUSIC CONNECT: The Masterclass Series.

The QMUSIC CONNECT program is free and accessible via the QMusic Facebook Page.

Do you have a regional arts event, organisation or practice you would like to promote on a state-wide platform? Leave your details HERE to contribute content to Regional Arts Services Network communications. 
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