Queensland Arts Council is proud to announce that five Queensland arts projects have been selected to receive Creative Project Support through the Creative Generator SEQ service in 2012.
The projects chosen include an emerging theatre company from Ipswich, the KikArts Youth Festival in Esk, Improvised Music Workshops in Brisbane, a Literacy and Arts Festival in Deception Bay and the Lockyer Valley Arts Festival.
QAC’s Creative Generator SEQ Development Officer, Tim McGee, will work closely with each of the projects throughout 2012 to assist in building their capacity to deliver community arts and cultural activities and events in their communities. The support service will involve working with each of the artists and groups to develop business, project and marketing plans as well as assisting them to identify and apply for relevant funding or sponsorship opportunities.
The projects have been selected following a rigorous assessment process that saw expressions of interest submitted from dozens of artists and community arts groups from throughout the region.
About the projects
THAT Production Company
THAT Production Company is an emerging independent theatre company based in Ipswich. They are a company committed to presenting work of a high quality while maintaining a professional attitude. Their main goals are to challenge, engage, entertain and embrace their audience and community. Some of their most recent works include, Saved by Edward Bond, Spring’s Awakening by Frank Wedekind, Federico Garcia Lorca’s Rural Trilogy and Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton.
KikArts Youth Festival
KikArts Youth Festival is an annual festival held in Esk that is designed to provide an opportunity for young people to develop their creative skills, build their confidence and provide a pathway for a career in the arts. The KikArts Festival will include an under 18 youth art exhibition as well as a performing arts competition, which will be judged by the community. The Somerset Arts Society manages the festival.
Improvised Music Workshops
The Foundation for Contemporary Music and Culture Inc. (FCMC) will deliver Improvised and Experimental Music Workshops primarily to people with disabilities or who are otherwise disadvantaged. The program concept is to offer the chance for individuals to discover their musical creativity and create meaningful group experiences by combining simple musical exercises with free improvisations facilitated by experienced musicians.
Literacy and Arts Festival
Organisations from the Deception Bay Child and Family Alliance will develop and deliver a month long arts festival with a focus around language, literacy and communication. The festival will include events such as slam poetry, song writing, comedy workshops, cultural storytelling, choir performances as well as an interactive art installation.
Lockyer Valley Arts Festival
The Lockyer Valley Arts Festival aims to seek out emerging artists to provide professional development, exhibition and sales opportunities, promote the region’s arts related community groups and deliver high level performances for the Lockyer Valley community.
For more information on each of the projects please visit: www.creativegeneratorseq.wordpress.com