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Regional Arts Services Network - Expressions of Interest (EOI)

With the aim of fostering, facilitating and promoting the sustainable growth and development of regional arts across the state, the Queensland Government committed $6.5 million over four years from 2017-18 for Indigenous and regional arts initiatives, including the employment of regionally based arts officers.

To deliver on this commitment, AQ is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to establish a Regional Arts Services Network comprising:

  • regionally based companies to deliver Regional Arts Services across six designated regions
  • a company to deliver State Coordination Office services, including secretariat and coordinating functions for the Regional Arts Services Network.

EOIs for the above opportunities are to address the Key Deliverables and the Evaluation Criteria outlined in the Information For Providers document, available via:

Download EOI Information For Providers document in PDF format (1.33 MB)

Download EOI Information For Providers document in MS Word format (259.23 KB)

Opening and closing dates

  • Opened Thursday, 18 January 2018
  • Closes 4pm, Wednesday 4 April 2018.

The EOI submission process is in two stages:

Stage 1  
EOI opened Thursday, 18 January, 2018
Industry briefing video now available here 10am Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
First round of clarification questions accepted - now closed Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
First round of clarification questions published - now available online
Friday, 2 February, 2018
Second round of clarification questions accepted - now closed
Tuesday, 6 February, 2018
Second round of clarification questions published online - now available online
Friday, 9 February, 2018
Final round of clarification questions accepted - now closed
Tuesday, 20 February, 2018
Final round of clarification questions published online - now available online
Friday, 23 February, 2018
EOI closes - now closed
4pm Wednesday, 4 April, 2018
Stage 2  
Companies will be notified, with shortlisted companies entering Stage 2 by invitation
May 2018
Shortlisted companies enter into contract negotiations
May/June 2018
Contracts awarded
June 2018

Please note: Arts Queensland reserves the right to alter the timeline should the need arise. Times indicated are in Brisbane/Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Industry Briefing Video

Download Industry Briefing Transcript in MS Word format (DOCX) (266.24 KB)

For any probity related questions in relation to the procurement process for the Regional Arts Service Network please contact the independent Probity Advisor, Iain McIndoe, O’Connor Marsden on imcindoe@ocm.net.au or call 0409 347 150.

Key Documents

How to apply

  1. Read the EOI documents: guidelines and FAQs and review all available information via this page.
  2. View the online industry briefing video.
  3. Submit any clarification questions by the date/s specified and review the responses provided
  4. Finalise application/s and submit, ensuring the EOI form has been completed and all required supporting material is included.

More information

Enquiries related to the EOI process should be directed to regionalartsservices@arts.qld.gov.au. For any probity related questions in relation to the procurement process for the Regional Arts Service Network please contact the independent Probity Advisor, Iain McIndoe, O’Connor Marsden on imcindoe@ocm.net.au or call 0409 347 150. Please note the clarification process outlined in the above timeline.

Those interested in submitting an EOI are encouraged to view industry briefing video.

Information For Providers and Frequently Asked Questions documents are available here:

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