Artist In Residence (AIR) Program for 2012 now open

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program for 2012 is now open, with the closing date of 30 March 2012.

Here’s a link to the 2012 Artist in Residence information on the Arts Qld website

Arts Queensland, in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts and Education Queensland, provides an AIR Program that recognises good practice and encourages innovation in arts and education programs in Queensland.

The AIR Program gives artists an opportunity to broaden their experience and share their skills, while providing school students, teachers and pre-service teachers with greater exposure to the benefits of creative practice.
It creates opportunities for artists, teachers and pre-service teachers to work together on developing effective teaching methods and practices for the arts.

The Program provides funding of up to $20 000 for projects that create opportunities for artists and teachers to work together on developing effective teaching methods and practices for the arts.
The program is open to Queensland schools or clusters and must take place in Queensland school in collaboration with a recognised, professional artist.

Please contact Suse King for more information (direct phone number 3234 5767).

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2011 wordpress blog in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Home & Away


Thank you for visiting the Creative Generator SEQ website, check out the About section to find out how we can assist you as an artist, arts worker or community arts group.

I am currently on annual leave from Monday 19th December 2011 until Monday 9th January 2012. Please feel free to send an email to and I will respond to you when I return.

Have a great Christmas and New Year.


Tim McGee
Development Officer | Creative Generator SEQ
Queensland Arts Council
8 Lochaber St, Dutton Park Qld 4102 |
The Creative Generator SEQ is funded by
Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Artist by Artist films

Carol Karuna Tohow – Sunshine Coast

Karuna by Janna from ABC Open Sunshine Coast on Vimeo.

Peter Carnavas – Sunshine Coast

Peter by Christine from ABC Open Sunshine Coast on Vimeo.

Jessica Westhead – Gold Coast

Jess by Stephen from ABC Open Gold Coast on Vimeo.

Dave Groom – Gold Coast

Dave by Kimberley from ABC Open Gold Coast on Vimeo.

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

As 2011 draws to a close I thought it might be a good opportunity to share with you some of the findings, statistics and outcomes that the Creative Generator SEQ program has achieved in South East Queensland.

Queensland Arts Council’s Creative Generator SEQ service has been operating for almost 15 months now and in this time I have conducted 231 face-to-face meetings with artists and arts workers and assisted a further 289 people via email or phone consultations. In all of these consultations, I have attempted to not just provide information on funding opportunities, but to also assist in building the long term capacity of SEQ artists through advice and support in developing their project management and planning skills.

This year, we have delivered a range of networking events including the Social Networking Events which took place in nine locations throughout SEQ and were attended by over 325 artists across the region. These events were an opportunity for artists and arts workers to connect and form collaborations, and also to learn how social media platforms such as twitter, facebook and blogs could assist them to promote their work and connect with other artists. We also recently held three Creative Spotlight Events in Brisbane which were an opportunity to shine a light on some of Brisbane’s leading creative people and were a chance for emerging and established Brisbane artists to gain some insight and inspiration into the way other artists careers had developed.

I have spoken at, and contributed to, many other community networking events, conferences and gatherings to inform the community of the Creative Generator SEQ service and to gain an understanding of the needs and gaps in each of the 10 regions. I have also conducted a number of surveys to ascertain the training needs of the region and from this information delivered nine Business, Marketing and Project Planning Workshops across the region to assist in building the long term capacity for artists.

Some of the other projects I have been involved with include the Animated Spaces project which was a partnership developed with the SWICH contemporary Arts Space and the 2011 Ipswich Festival to convert disused buildings in the Ipswich CBD into a vibrant performance space during the festival, and also the Artist by Artist project which was a collaboration between ABC Open and Qld Arts Council to assist 20 Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast artists to produce short films about artists, by artists.

We are currently assessing applications from each of the 10 regions for artists or groups to receive Creative Projects Support in 2012. This will be an opportunity for me to work more closely with a number of creative projects to assist them in developing a concept from beginning to end and contribute to building their capacity to apply for funding, develop partnership proposals, write a business plan and deliver projects in the future.

The Creative Generator SEQ service is a free service available to artists and arts workers to be able to access advice and information on the development of their careers. We look forward to working with creative communities in South East Qld again in 2012.

For more information please contact Tim McGee on 0428 745 693 or email



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Artist by Artist film launch

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Queensland Arts Council, ABC Open and the QAC brought together a group of Queensland based artists to produce a series of videos about their lives and their work.

Artist by Artist invited artists to work collaboratively to tell each other’s stories. Over several months, these distinctly different artists worked together to produce video stories which captured the creative forces that drove their fellow artists.

The results are beautifully told short pieces to inspire us all and to celebrate the creativity of southern Queensland.

To view the films please visit

The films will be launched on the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast in November 2011.

View the Sunshine Coast Invitation and the Gold Coast Invitation

The films can also be viewed on three screens at The Edge Digital Culture Centre on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November 2011.

For more information on Artist by Artist please contact or call 0428 745 693

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Creative Spotlight Networking Events in Brisbane – Speakers Announced

Queensland Arts Council’s Creative Generator SEQ and Brisbane City Council will present a series of ‘Creative Spotlight’ networking events to take place in 3 locations across Brisbane on Wednesday the 19th October, Wednesday 26th October and Wednesday 2nd November 2011.

At each of the events, we will shine a light on 4 artists and arts organisations who are leaders in their field and give them an opportunity to give those attending some insight into their creative journey. What was there path? How did they turn a creative concept into a reality? Did they get a lucky break or was it just hard work and a passion for their artform? You will also have the opportunity to ask each speaker questions during a special Q&A following each presentation.

The evenings will also be an opportunity to network with artists and arts workers from across the city in central and suburban areas of Brisbane including The Old Museum as well as locations in Northern Suburbs and Southern Suburbs.

Events will be webcast via

Creative Spotlight Event 1
Location: The Old Museum
Date: Wed 19th October 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Paul Osuch – Anywhere Theatre Fest
Lynne Bradley – Zen Zen Zo
Paul Fairweather – Visual Artist / TEDx Brisbane Organiser Paul Fairweather
Luke Jaaniste – Creative Producer or
Register here

Creative Spotlight Event 2
Location: Sherwood Neighborhood Centre – 38 Thallon Street Sherwood
Date: Wed 26th October 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Liesel Zink – Choreographer
Rebecca Cason – BrisStyle
Dr Robert Davidson – Topology
Erika Scott – Accidentally Annie Street Artist Run Initiative
Register here

Creative Spotlight Event 3
Location: Zillmere PCYC – Cnr Zillmere & Church Rd Zillmere
Date: Wed 2nd November 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Daniele Constance – Suitcase Rummage / Creative Producer
Zane Trow – MAAP / Access Arts / Creative Producer
Andrew Gibbs – Human Ventures
Deb Wilks – Flipside Circus
Register here

All events are free but registration is required so please click here to register or copy/paste the following link into your web browser

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