Generate… August 2011 – An update of Arts, Culture & Creativity in South East Qld

Creative Generator SEQ Regional Meetings
The Creative Generator SEQ, Tim McGee, will be conducting regional meetings in Mount Tamborine, Ipswich and Caboolture during September and October. If you are planning an arts project or have an idea and need some advice on how to get it off the ground then please contact Tim on 0428 745 693 or to set up a one-on-one meeting. Tim will be able to give you information on the various funding opportunities available as well provide advice on the development of your idea.

Meetings will be held on the following dates (venues – tba)
Mount Tamborine
Tuesday 20th September 2011
10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday 27th September 2011
10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday 4th October 2011
10:00am – 4:00pm

Artists from surrounding regions are also encouraged to book in a meeting.

BIG SOUND Music Industry Conference
If you are a band or an emerging music business in the South East Qld region then you should definitely check out the BIG SOUND Conference in Brisbane in September (see What’s On section below). The Creative Generator SEQ, Tim McGee, will be conducting meetings with artists and bands at the conference and will be available to discuss your career development and potential funding options.

If you would like to set up a meeting please call Tim on 0428 745 693 or email to lock in a time. Meetings can take place either at the conference (7 – 9 Sept) or alternatively in the weeks prior to or following the conference.

Please feel free to send this information to other bands.

Australia Council for the Arts
Creative Australia – New Art
New Art Creative Development grants are for artists wishing to explore innovative ideas and collaborations to make major new artworks possible. In 2011, you can apply for $30,000 to develop your art project. This might include honing your plans and concept, developing a model or prototype, finding partners, and securing other sources of funding.

Australia Council for the Arts
Projects – Community Partnerships
This category provides funding of up to $20,000 for individuals, groups and organisations to develop and implement community arts and cultural development projects with a range of partners.
The community partnerships committee supports a number of priority areas that cover a range of geographic, demographic and social contexts. These priority areas serve to focus effective use of the resources of community partnerships and include regional Australia, disability, young people, cultural diversity, emerging communities, Indigenous people, remote Indigenous communities and specific critical social and cultural issues requiring focused attention.

Events Queensland
The Events Queensland Regional Development Program (EQRDP) provides assistance to events outside of the Brisbane City Council local government area. The EQRDP strategically invests in events that are seen to have the potential to drive visitors to their area and support local business. EQRDP supports a diverse portfolio of events throughout the state, ensuring that all parts of Queensland experience the economic, cultural and social benefits of successful events.

Crowd Funding
Crowd Funding allows artists and creators to post information about a project online and ask for donations. Pozible is one crowd funding platform that assist people or organisations to raise funds for creative projects and ideas.

The Esk Hospital Auxiliary is holding a ‘Surreal Spring’ Art Exhibition at ‘The Studio’ 14 Silverleaves Road, Toogoolawah on Saturday 3rd September 2011 featuring the works of Canadian artist Merton Chambers. Contact: Beryce Nelson on 0412 121 158 or email at: All works for sale in support of Esk Hospital.

BIGSOUND approaches its 10th Anniversary in 2011 with a reputation as the best and most relevant music event in Australia. Produced by Q Music BIGSOUND is positioned as Australia’s most internationally focused conference.

BIGSOUND draws top national and international industry talent to Brisbane each year, forming a vibrant collection of musicians, buyers and industry experts to create an environment of new music discovery.

The three-day BIGSOUND conference program is already gaining a substantial reputation around the world for its cutting edge topics and down to earth approach in tackling issues in what is one of the world’s most rapidly changing industries.

Gold Coast
Experience a wondrous display of 50 sculptures built by artists from Australia and abroad in the 9th annual Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach 9 – 18 September, 2011. The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky.

Moreton Bay
Papers, Pages & Prints Exhibition at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery
Paper, Pages & Prints is an exhibition of artist prints and handmade Artist’s Books featuring the exquisite works of Judith Rosenberg, the Pressgang Print Group and the Queensland Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists Book and Paper group. 7th September – 1st October 2011

Sunshine Coast
Nambour Originals (sibling of Peregian Originals) is an open air community event that celebrates original live music and brings the community together. Every 2nd & 4th Sundays 1pm in Quota Park Nambour. Visit

JUMP Mentoring
JUMP is a national mentoring program for artists aged 18-30, who are in the first five years of their professional practice. JUMP artists are supported to undertake a one on one mentorship with a leading professional of their choice, focused on a funded creative project.

JUMP artists also access online profiling and professional development opportunities, and significantly expand their national network during the 10-month mentorship period.

Experienced, prize-winning artist, exhibitor and tutor De Gillett, will present a weekend workshop on Acrylic Textures on 1st and 2nd October 2011. Spattering, texture, palette knives and looseness will be covered in a workshop suitable for absolute beginners along with more experienced artists who wish to “loosen up”. $150 ($120 for Members)
To enrol for workshops or register your interest, please contact Selina Zwolsman on mobile no. 0407 162 866, or via email

A new National Cultural Policy for Australia – the first in nearly 20 years – is being developed and you are invited to comment.

This is an important opportunity to examine how the Australian Government should support arts and culture in the 21st century, and to consider significant changes to the way we work, enjoy and participate in Australia’s arts and cultural life.

Australia’s arts and creative industries have built a global reputation for innovation, talent and energy, and 90 per cent of Australians participate in the arts.

Artists in theatre, music, literature, dance, screen, painting and craft have stirred discussion about Australia’s national identity, and arts and cultural activity have provided crucial pathways for self-expression, community engagement and celebration.

The discussion paper is a crucial step in the development of a new National Cultural Policy.

Whether or not you work in the arts and culture sector, your views on the goals and strategies in the discussion paper are important. These will help to set a 10-year strategic vision underpinned by tangible action to ensure our arts, cultural and creative endeavours resonate with a 21st century Australia.

Find out more at or have your say here

Debbie Neale
Debbie Neale is a Visual Artist from Logan.
She creates electronic 70’s style colouring designs and Art Alphabet letters.
As a Teacher Aide she could see a need for more challenging and interesting designs for older kids so in 2008 she launched a website where she could sell her designs and Art Alphabet letters. Files can be downloaded my directly from her website and opened in Microsoft Paint/Word and colour on-screen or print out and hand colour – they can be reused once saved.

In March 2011 Debbie released an iPhone/iPad App – Click N Colour – seeing the new iPad as a great opportunity for delivering colouring. There is a Free App, Premium App and Hippie Alphabet In-App. Over 45,000 Click N Colour apps have been downloaded in under six months.

Debbie also draws ink/colouring pencil originals and loves creating one-off custom names and has displayed her original drawings at the Logan Art Gallery. Creating one-of electronic designs is also her passion – most recently designing school anniversary/jubilee pages and some swimming caps for a local company.
For more information visit

Arts & Health Foundation
The Arts and Health Foundation aims to improve individual and community health and wellbeing in Australia. We plan to do this by increasing the knowledge, evidence and capacity of arts activities in all health settings.

The Arts and Health Foundation plans to obtain long term support for arts and health practices by promoting the evidence of what works and so increasing investment in this sector. In addition, we invite all interested persons to become part of developing the Australian arts and health sector and its community base.

The Arts & Health Foundation support:
– arts programs aiming to improve patient and staff health and wellbeing in all health settings
– community-based programs that promote arts activities that improve health
– activities and research which develop the knowledge and understanding of the benefits of the arts to individual and community health and wellbeing.

For more visit

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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