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Top 16 case studies in 2016

Arts Queensland regularly publishes case studies about activities and organisations funded under our Investment framework.

As we start 2017, we look back at our top 16 case studies in 2016:


Girl with a final art work ready for exhibition1.    Atherton Children’s club (Published May 2016) 

From its humble beginnings in June 2014 as a two-hour after school activity, the Atherton Children’s Art Club has become a fixture in the community, supported by local art teachers and a network of dedicated parent volunteers and committee members.  The project was supported by Tablelands Regional Council and Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).



2.    Kindy Connect (Published February 2016)

Kindergarten students at Vera Lacaze Memorial Kindergarten and Preschool worked with professional artists to discuss and document regional infrastructure changes in Toowoomba.




3.    Silver Memories (Published February 2016)

Queensland broadcaster 4MBS Classic FM is addressing social isolation and depression in aged care and embracing satellite technology through its Silver Memories project. The Arts Business Innovation Fund contributed $100,000, assisting Silver Memories to broadcast music from the 1920s to the 1950s as well as sing-alongs, birthday calls, old radio serials, comedy spots and resident requests.



4.    Sheree Kinlyside (Published March 2016) 

A residency with the Cork Printmakers in Ireland was crucial in developing Sheree's skills and market development opportunities.




5.    Quandamooka Festival  (Published July 2016)

With 50 events across 5 locations, and 15,000 attendees and participants, the 2015 Quandamooka Festival employed more than 125 Queensland artists and arts workers including 80 Quandamooka artists, arts workers and Elders. The festival was supported through the Backing Indigenous Arts Fund.



6.    Dr Angela Slatter (Published April 2016)

Queensland author Dr Angela Slatter attended the World Fantasy Convention in New York, USA where she was awarded the prestigious World Fantasy Award for her collection, 'The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings'.



7.    Fly in Fly out (Published Jan 2016)

With support through the Playing Queensland Fund, debase productions' Fly-in Fly-out toured to regional Queensland engaging audiences and cementing new relationships.



8.    Pamela See (Published October 2015)

Pamela worked with over 100 young people in eight cities across four countries to develop a series of art installations and an animation, The Float.




9.    Digital Story Telling (Published February 2016)

Supported through the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program, the project at Brisbane State High School supported English as an Additional Language or Dialect students to tell their personal stories.




10.    The Rainbow Community Serpent (Published July 2016)

The public art installation of Bardo the Rainbow Community Serpent in Mount Morgan bought the local community together and increased understanding of the local Indigenous culture.




11.    Alex Mizzen (Published January 2016)

Alex Mizzen established a methodology for circus creation using classical dance practices in collaboration with fellow performers.



12.    Emma Serjeant (Published May 2016)

Circus artist Emma Serjeant gained market and professional development opportunities through attendance at international festivals in France and the UK.



13.    Harristown Multilingual Project (Published August 2016)

Dance and drama workshops helped build the confidence of the students from non-English speaking backgrounds who took part in this AIR project in Toowoomba.



14.    Asialink arts residencies (Published June 2016)

In 2015, Suzanne Howard, Audrey Lam and Giles Ryder undertook Asialink arts residencies in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.




15.    Australian Chamber Orchestra Virtual Tour (Published April 2016)

The Australian Chamber Orchestra toured its world-first interactive installation ACO VIRTUAL to six regional Queensland art galleries and performance spaces, providing visitors with the impression that they were standing on stage in a live performance.



16.    Good vibrations (Published September 2016)

The Good Vibrations project at Endeavour Foundation Wallace Park Learning and Lifestyle developed creative skills of participants and staff, new relationships with community members and opportunities for artists.




You can have a look at more of our published case studies on the Arts Queensland website.