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Arts Queensland Resources Update – issue 14 of 2014

Cultural Precinct Master Plan
The Queensland Government has commissioned Urbis, Cox Rayner and Lord Cultural Resources to develop the Cultural Precinct Master Plan to guide future development and investment in the Cultural Precinct over the next 20 years. Government is now seeking public feedback on the Draft Cultural Precinct Master Plan. The public consultation period will run from Monday 5 May to Friday 27 June 2014.                         

Flying Arts Alliance – Facts About Tax – Live and online via webcast
 Prepare yourself for tax time. Learn the difference between being an artist ‘in business’ and those whose art is their ‘hobby’ and what you can/cannot claim. Brian Tucker will talk about taxation, ABNs and GST; income averaging and non-commercial loss provisions; as well as your questions as they arise throughout the seminar. Monday 30 June 2014 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts & LIVESTREAM via Web TV 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Cost is free but you do need to register for the live or online session. 
British Council – ACCELERATE
ACCELERATE is a tailored leadership programme designed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the skills and networks to generate, take up and excel in leadership positions within the creative industries. Including leadership development training, industry mentorship and a fully funded trip to the UK, ACCELERATE offers recipients a chance to fast-track their careers and develop as leaders in their field. ACCELERATE is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across Australia with at least five years’ experience in the creative industries, who have a bold vision for where they want to take their career and their community. Applications close 6 July, 2014. 
2014 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards acknowledge the important contribution that Queensland exporting businesses make to our state’s economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community. The awards are open to all exporters that meet the eligibility criteria and there is a creative industries category. 
SLQ – Literacy Forum: the economic impact
Public libraries proactively address state and national education agendas and provide literacy programs and services, accessible by the whole community. In this literacy forum the economic and social impact of adult literacy and literacy programming and the role of public libraries will be explored. To be held on Tuesday 29 July 12 – 5pm Jane Caro will be the keynote speaker. 
LGAQ Arts & Culture Online Workshop Series – Making the Case for Culture
Now more than ever we are in an era where every government dollar spent has to be both accurately accounted for and demonstrate that it has achieved the purpose for which it was granted or invested.  In many cases, accountability is no longer just counting the number of workshops or performances, but being able to measure the cultural, social and economic impact of those activities across, in accordance with the government policies of the day or the objectives of a particular funding scheme.
This online workshop will help you understand the key ingredients of successful advocacy:

  •  how to encourage council to be a key partner in the cultural and creative development of your community, and how to sustain this interest in the long-term
  •  internal council processes
  •  the stories that need to be told to encourage elected members to see the benefits of investing in the cultural well-being of their region
  •  what evidence Arts Queensland requires to build the case for investment.

To be held on Tuesday 3 June 2014, 2-3.30pm. To register, email with your name, job title, organisation, email and phone number by Wednesday 28 May.
Australia Council grants
Grant programs closing in June/July include:
 Market Development – Art Fare; International markets (Music Managers); International showcase (Music Makers); Contemporary Touring Initiative: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund; Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund; Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund
 Theatre – Cite Residency; Australia Council Fellowship
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts – Projects; Skills and Arts Development; Indigenous Arts Worker; Australia Council Fellowship; Dreaming Award; Red Ochre Award
 Community Partnerships – Kirk Robson Award; Ros Bower Award; Australia Council Fellowships
 Dance – Australia Council Fellowship
 Emerging and Experimental Arts – Australia Council Fellowship
 Literature – Australia Council Fellowship; Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature
 Music – Contemporary Music Touring Program; Don Banks Music Award; Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency; Project Fellowships; Australia Council Fellowships
 Visual Arts – Visual Arts Award; Australia Council Fellowship 
Arts for All Queenslanders Strategy 

The Strategy is a digital interactive strategy.
New posts include:

  •  Tim Ellis describes an Indigenous cultural tourism enterprise that is a must-do for visitors to the Port Douglas and Daintree region 
  • Andy Grodecki shares the approach they’ve taken to audience surveying at the Arts in the Olives Festival, as an important part of understanding their value 

Articles & Reports

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