The Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Cultural Services team is hitting the road in August to meet artists, young creatives and community members with a view on how they see the development of the Scenic Rim’s cultural landscape, in a project offering a new perspective of the region’s creative future.
The team is visiting Canungra, Tamborine Mountain, Beaudesert and Boonah to meet community members from across the creative spectrum, from accomplished artists to budding creatives and those who may not know a lot about art but know what they like.
Scenic Rim Arts Reference Group Chair Cr Nadia O’Carroll said Council also wanted community members to share their ideas for projects that could be assisted by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) ahead of the September closing date for the next funding round.
Strategic themes for RADF projects in 2018-19 are centred on children and families, place-making, professional development and artists-in-residence.
“We are keen to talk to young people interested in kick-starting a career in the arts and applying for our new ‘launch pad’ young creatives small arts grants, members of our community with a story to tell, artists of all genres wanting to expand or extend their practice and anyone wanting to develop a creative or heritage project,” Cr O’Carroll said.
“Members of the community have the opportunity to be part of a group discussion or speak one-on-one in a 10-minute session with Council’s Heritage and Public Art Officer.”
The Cultural Mapping project is focused on exploring the region’s creative strengths and what makes it unique.
“Cultural Mapping of the Scenic Rim is an interactive process to identify the resources – tangible and intangible – the people, places, events, organisations, stories and values that make up our cultural identity,” she said.
Community members are invited to be a part of interactive workshop-style events which will run from 6pm to 8pm, with a 6.30pm start and light super provided, on:
Monday 6 August at Moriarty Park, Canungra
Tuesday 7th August at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Tamborine Mountain
Wednesday 8 August at The Centre Beaudesert, and
Thursday 9 August at the Boonah Cultural Centre
For catering purposes, participants are asked to RSVP by close of business Monday 6 August and also advise of any food intolerances. RSVP 5540 5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org Notes from the sessions will also be made available via email for all those wishing to register.
For further information visit www.liveatthecentre.com.au or contact Council’s RADF, Heritage and Public Art Officer via email at email@example.com
Attached image: Local creatives Janene Gardner, Jaap Vogel and Bec Anderson who are interested in shaping the vision for the Scenic Rim through the Cultural Mapping project.