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Regional Arts Services Network

The Regional Arts Services Network (RASN), announced in 2017 with a state government funding commitment of $6.5 million over four years from 2017-18, is a new approach to delivering statewide arts services.

RASN is a network of regional arts service providers who, supported by the State Coordination Office, will work together to deliver on-the-ground arts services in their communities across the state. They will drive regional development across regions and work with the local arts sector, the community and key stakeholders to determine specific arts and cultural priorities for their region.

Following a robust two-stage EOI process, regional arts service providers across the state and the State Coordination Office provider have now been secured to form the Regional Arts Services Network.

Eight service providers will form the network:

  • Access Community Services (Ipswich and Logan)
  • Central Queensland University (Central Queensland)
  • Creative Arts Alliance (South-East Queensland North)
  • Empire Theatre Projects (South-West Queensland)
  • Red Ridge (Western Queensland)
  • Queensland Music Festival (North Queensland)
  • TBC (Cape York and the Torres Strait)
  • Arts Queensland (Far North Queensland)

Queensland Music Festival (QMF) will support the network in the role of State Coordination Office, establishing statewide planning, communications, and as a connector to arts funding opportunities.

The RASN model will see the employment of at least nine regional arts officers across the state.

Download Regional Arts Services Network map in PDF format (3.05 MB)

RASN was developed in response to consultation with more than 330 stakeholders and addresses the consultation’s key findings for regions to prioritise local needs and build networking and collaboration across regions and between artists and companies.

The model focusses on highlighting the value of the arts in delivering social and economic benefit that ultimately work to deliver regional development outcomes.

More information

Enquiries related to the Regional Arts Services Network should be directed to regionalartsservices@arts.qld.gov.au.