Council calls for Scenic Rim creatives to jump on board for Arts Ablaze

ARTS: The regional arts conference will be held at the Ramada Resort in October.
ARTS: The regional arts conference will be held at the Ramada Resort in October.

SCENIC Rim Regional Council is calling on creatives to help fire up Arts Ablaze, the upcoming five-day regional arts conference.

Council has called for expressions of interest from Queensland creatives to take part in the 2019 conference and celebration to be held in October.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen urged artists and arts workers to apply to be part of the five-day event at Kooralbyn designed to showcase the diversity of regional arts practice in Queensland through creative works and site activations and provide a voice for diversity through guest speaker presentations.

"Arts Ablaze will bring Queensland's regional arts to our wonderful part of the world, to share experiences and cultural connections from October 2 to 6," he said.

"Its focus will be on the transformation of our regional communities and further arts practice through the themes of attitude, access, people and place.

"Applications by artists and arts workers from different backgrounds are strongly encouraged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

"It will be an exciting time for the Scenic Rim arts community to be engaged with the rest of Queensland."

Cr Christensen said expressions of interest were now open and would run until April 15.

He said applicants would need to provide details about themselves, a description of their proposed activity and supply supporting material of their credentials, highlighting recent examples of their work and/or further development of their ideas.

Arts Ablaze is funded by the Australian Government's Building Better Regions Fund, and supported by the Regional Arts Services Network, the Regional Arts Development Fund and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland, CQ University Australia and the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

Visit artsablaze.com.au for further information about Arts Ablaze and the Expressions of Interest process.