Generate… An update of Arts, Culture and Creativity in South East Queensland

Welcome to the Creative Generator SEQ e-news/blog, you are receiving this because you are an important member of South East Qld Arts community and have either signed up to the Creative Generator or Qld Arts Council database or attended one of the Creative Generator SEQ workshops or events.

This blog is an opportunity to update and promote South East Qld artists and also to promote the region as an amazing, vibrant and creative place to live. There are so many fantastic artists and arts workers in the region and this is a way to connect and keep you informed of any opportunities.

Your feedback and contribution is welcome so please feel free to comment on this blog or contact the Creative Generator SEQ via the Contribute section at the bottom of this page.

Creative Generator SEQ Update
The Creative Generator SEQ supports the development of Arts, Culture and Creativity in South East Qld by working with artists, groups and communities to assist in building their capacity to maintain a sustainable arts practice. This is being done through professional development and networking opportunities, and one-on-one meetings to develop ideas and projects and provide information on funding opportunities.

The Creative Generator SEQ is currently planning a series of Cross Regional Funding Workshops as well as Creative Spotlight Networking Events which will take place later this year. More information on these events will be provided in the next Generate blog.

There are a range of funding options available to artists and arts organisations to assist in developing your ideas and projects. The Creative Generator SEQ can provide advice and support for artists and arts workers in the development of their funding application.

Arts Qld
Development and Presentation Grants (DPGs)

DPGs support one-off collaborative projects that will result in excellent, innovative artistic work with public outcomes and benefits for Queensland communities.
Available funds
Funding up to $50 000 per applicant is available.
Key dates
Round 1 closing date: 30 April 2011
Round 2 closing date: 31 August 2011

Artspoken 2011 – Bursary Guidelines
Arts Queensland has funds available to assist delegates to attend the Artspoken Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference 2011 on 13 and 14 October 2011 and/or the RADF Forum on 12 October 2011. The purpose of this bursary is to provide successful applicants with a contribution of up to $1000 towards registration, travel and accommodation costs associated with attending Artspoken 2011 and/or the RADF Forum in Bundaberg.

Australia Council for the Arts
Professional Development Grant

Professional Development provides funding of up to $12,000 for individual artists and arts workers to build their professional capacity as community arts and cultural development workers. Individual artists and arts workers seeking support for professional development opportunities in community arts and cultural development should apply to this category.
Applications accepted: 26 May to 7 September 2011
Decisions advised: November 2011
Projects may start: 1 January 2012

For more funding options please download the Creative Generator SEQ Funding Matrix

What’s On
The Queensland Music Festival @QMF is in full swing and has live music and events happening right across the state. With everything from Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky to Vanuatu Water Music Go to for all the details.

Redlands Shire
The Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival returns with the whales
Dates: Friday 5 August to Sunday 7 August 2011
Winter brings whales to the waters of North Stradbroke Island and the sparkling Chamber Music Festival to its shores. Featuring artists such as Katie Noonan, Topology and Misinterprotato
For More info visit

Gold Coast
The Opened Land exhibition is a collection of recently acquired Indigenous works from the Gold Coast City Gallery’s collection and will be on display in the Foyer Gallery, from Saturday 2 July. The exhibition is in honour of NAIDOC Week 2011 and includes paintings by artists from the Central and Western desert regions of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise. 2 July-28 August 2011. Free entry.

For all Gold Coast events and opportunities sign up to the Gold Coast City Counil What’s Hot e-newsletter

Somerset Art Society will host an arts exhibition from Sat 30th July to Sun 7th Aug at the Esk library/gallery. The opening of the exhibition will be at 3pm Fri 29th July with refreshments. All welcome. The exhibition will be called ‘Three of a Kind’, of which 9 groups of three artists join together to create a theme of their choice. Each artist will use a different medium i.e oils ,acrylic,watercolour, sculpture or textile. Visit

Ipswich Community Gallery currently has an exhibition by local Artists Donna Davis and Sally Picker entitled Ipswich Stories – Objects and Lace which runs until the 30th July 2011. The exhibition includes both photographic and printmaking works which explore the stories of 20 Ipswich residents, documenting and telling a unique visual story of the Ipswich community.

Ipswich City Council Senior’s Concert Group stage ‘Send in the Clowns’ in the Ipswich Civic Centre as a featured event for National Seniors’ Week. All tickets $8.00. Box Office 3810 6661 for tickets sales.

Lockyer Valley
Queensland Music Festival presents Song Trails Live on 29th July at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre featuring Clare Bowditch, Kev Carmody, Stephen Cummings (The Sports), and Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus). Tickets available from

The Lockyer Valley Art Gallery also has an exhibition running until 21st August featuring a variety of art work, ceramics, 2D works, and digital photography.

Professional Development
The QUT Creative Enterprise Centre is holding a free one day intensive workshop series which has been designed to help creative professionals position their ideas or creative businesses to investors. The Connecting Creatives with Investors Workshop will be held Friday 22 July from 9am-5pm. For more information visit

Planet @ Brisbane Powerhouse, Saturday 5-7pm free on the Turbine Platform
Nicholas Ng and friends, “A TAPESTRY OF COLOURS”
This intoxicating infusion weaves golden threads of connection between the cultures of the Arab Near East, subcontinental India and China. In three unforgettable acts, the program brings the sounds of the traditional past into the contemporary world of jazz and popular music. Go to

Moreton Bay
Want to get a creative business idea off the ground or build your existing organisation or arts practice? Give yourself the best chance of creating a viable business model by attending “Build Your Business”.

Conducted on Saturdays and Tuesdays evenings in August, this seven session program includes a number of exciting guest speakers and encourages ‘out of the box’ business thinking. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this intensive course facilitated by Michael Doneman and subsidised by TAFE. Limited places.
Contact Moreton Bay Regional Council on 3283 0405 or go online to find out more

Gold Coast
The Creative Juices Professional Development Program aims to increase the knowledge and skills of emerging and professional Gold Coast arts and cultural workers and organisations. To view the Creative Juices program please visit Cultural Online

Logan Art Gallery offer an extensive and diverse range of public programs that the local community are encouraged to become actively involved in, through participation and interaction. Public programs include special events, exhibition openings, artist’s talks, gallery store events, workshops and floor talks. To find out more please visit

Ipswich City Council will run Master Classes in performing arts (dance, drama, instrument & voice) for talented Ipswich Youth on the 4th and 5th August 2011. All inquiries can be directed to the Cultural Development Officer, Wendy Clear on (07) 3810 6652.

Artist Spotlight
Evangeline Cachinero is a visual artist living on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. She was born in Wollongong, raised in Spain and grew up in America.

Evangeline works primarily with painting, using mixed media to create layered pieces. This includes collage, digital art, pencil, charcoal, oil pastels, washes, acrylics, oils and resin. She loves experimenting with new techniques and believes that her work functions best when there is a perfect balance between intent and accident.

Evangeline has been a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize ‘08, the Kenilworth Art Prize 2010, and winner of the Best Emerging Artist at the Immanuel Art Prize 2010.

Earlier this year she started the website, an artist blog where she sells one painting every week for the exact cost of her rent. The project was an instant hit with collectors and artists alike for its fun, quirky and alternative way of trying to ‘give it a go’ with art.

Evangeline recently had a solo exhibition at the Noosa Regional Gallery themed Monobrow. She is one of three artists from the art group Explicitly Graphic, who will be having a group show in Brisbane at the White Canvas Gallery on October 27.

Organisation Spotlight
Access Arts
Access Arts (Queensland) creates opportunities by removing barriers to arts and cultural participation for the one in five Queenslanders with disability. We deliver programs in all art-forms at all levels which support our vision that all Queenslanders are free to participate, create and work in the arts.

Our Programs
We offer a wide variety of programs covering community arts, professional development and access services. These include:
community workshops in performing and visual arts in a range of venues

Individual and group mentoring in all art forms for artists wanting to pursue a professional career in the arts including our Brisbane Outsider Artists studio.

A small grants program supporting emerging and professional artists.

Disability awareness training, access audits and tailored programs to assist arts and cultural organisations and venues to provide inclusive programs and services.

Upcoming Opportunities
Access Arts has a strong track record of international partnerships. We are currently calling for submissions from visual artists with disability for an exhibition we are curating in Thailand in November. Visit:

Access Arts’ Camera Wanderers to be featured at Brisbane Festival:

See our website for other opportunities: and find us on Facebook and Twitter

This blog is a mouthpiece for the South East Qld arts community. Please send your ideas, events, gigs, exhibitions or workshops to and we will try to include them. Alternatively, leave a comment on the blog below.

For more information on the Creative Generator SEQ please go to

Queensland Arts Council
Queensland Arts Council is Queensland’s peak regional arts organisation supporting the artistic and cultural aspirations of regional communities.

Queensland Arts Council delivers a range of performance programs for schools, visual arts exhibitions as well as funding programs on behalf of the Federal Government. The tour coordination unit arTour is also managed by QAC on behalf of the state government.

For more go to

The Creative Generator is an initiative funded by Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts.

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1 Response to Generate… An update of Arts, Culture and Creativity in South East Queensland

  1. pipsky says:

    HI Tim like the idea of the Creative Spotlight Networking event and hope to hear more about it Friday at the teleconference Jude

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