“Building Regional Community Partnerships for the Future”
Our Research and Development activities are done through our Artback programme.
Through Artback we:
- Run community workshops.
- Engage with communities, business, arts and non-arts organisations.
- Discuss potential arts and cultural opportunities for the future.
- Develop and strengthen new and long standing partnerships throughout the region.
- Promote arts and culture as a tool to keep our region connected and creative.
Queensland has the largest Australian population living in areas classified as outer regional, remote or very remote areas- almost 790,000 people. (John Baylis Mapping Queensland Theatre Report May 2009)
The aim of this programme is three fold:
- To create employment and skills development opportunities for regional artists and James Cook University graduates, through touring shows and workshop facilitation.
- To collaborate and consult with regional communities on the product that best suits them and that they can utilise in their own creative work.
- Contribute to the development of regional communities and arts practice in Queensland and Australia.