A recent Connecting Creatives event held in Moore Park Beach saw the local arts community come together to hear from a range of industry professionals.
This series is aimed at bringing the regions’ arts industry together for an evening of information sharing and networking.
Attendees hear from a variety of guest speakers and learn about upcoming opportunities.
Event organisers Trudie Leigo and Jolene Watson offered updates about what was currently happening in the regions’ arts sector.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said these events were vital to continue to support the region’s thriving arts community.
“It is great that as a council we can facilitate these opportunities in partnership with Central Queensland Regional Art Services Network (CQRASN) to inspire and support our local art community,” Cr Learmonth said.
“The event saw the group brave the brisk evening, which was very informative for the many talented artists and arts supporters in attendance.”
The event was specifically requested by local Moore Park Beach artisans as a professional development opportunity for emerging artisans to extend their industry knowledge.
Spokesperson for Moore Park Beach Art Inc. Trish Mears updated guests about the Moore Park Beach Arts Festival, Trudie Leigo gave a review of CQRASN and Regional Arts Development Fund officer Jolene Watson spoke about local grants that are available.
Guest speaker Jess Newitt, who is an artist and educator, shared a presentation of her journey over the past 12 months where she successfully created a start-up arts business.
She spoke about establishing a business, brand reputation and how to facilitate arts workshops.
Local Moore Park Beach resident Norelle Watson presented the Welcome to Country and spoke passionately about her family’s history and connection to Moore Park Beach.
The event was part of the ongoing Arts Industry Networking events that are facilitated across the region by Council in collaboration with CQRASN.
The next event in this series is being held in Woodgate in September with a guest panel specialising in film and television.
You can find out more about CQRASN here.
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