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Regional Arts Services Network

Regional Arts Services + Touring Services (arTour) 2022-25

Submit an EOI here

EOI Open. Regional Arts Services Network Providers. Closes 10am 18 October 2021.Arts Queensland is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from organisations to lead regional arts service delivery across the state in the next exciting phase of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and Queensland’s regional touring service.

Organisations with proven capability in regional development and a strong track record in bringing together, and working collaboratively with, diverse stakeholders, including the arts sector, industry, community and government within and across regional locations, are encouraged to submit an EOI.

RASN is about empowering regions to realise arts and cultural priorities and drive change through arts-led initiatives. RASN leaders create value and support projects that enhance cultural vitality, create thriving communities and advance regional development and social priorities and align with Creative Together.

arTour, Queensland’s contemporary touring service, provides services that grow opportunities for communities across regional Queensland to access high quality arts and cultural engagement.

We are looking for:

  • Queensland based companies or consortia to provide Regional Arts Services across four Catchments areas, each representing two regions (see guidelines for catchment area map)
  • a Queensland based company to provide a state-wide Regional Arts Services Network Office, involving the integrated delivery of the Regional Arts Services Network’s communications and coordinating functions, and Queensland’s touring service, arTour

Eligible Offerors may tender for both opportunities. Successful Offerors will be contracted to deliver services over a 42 month period commencing in 2022 and ending in 2025.

A mandatory industry briefing session will be available online to support the Regional Arts Services Network EOI process. Register your interest at rasnprocurement@arts.qld.gov.au

Access the EOI Guidelines, FAQs and Submission Form at QTenders.

Learn more:

Read the RASN and arTour performance summaries to learn more about the history and outcomes of these two initiatives.

Download the RASN summary (PDF) (113.99 KB)

Download the arTour summary (PDF) (72.55 KB)

 

Queensland regions are extremely diverse, and those regional differences, shaped by First Nations history, culture, and distinctive and varied natural geography, have led to unique experiences and cultural products across the state, which all contribute to Queensland’s rich culture. A vibrant arts and cultural offer in regional Queensland contributes to liveability, local identity and what makes communities different and exciting.

What RASN can do for you

Whether you are an emerging or established artist, a government or non-government organisation, your local RASN provider can partner and grow with you to deliver local art and culture-led initiatives in your region.

Connect with your Regional Arts Officer to find out how they are creating arts engagement for communities, what networking and development opportunities are available, or how you can partner to contribute to regional social, economic and cultural development.

Submit your EOI

Arts Queensland is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from organisations to lead regional arts service delivery across the state in the next exciting phase of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and Queensland’s regional touring service.

What is RASN?

The Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) is about empowering regions to realise arts and cultural priorities and drive change through arts-led initiatives. Our RASN providers lead and support projects that enhance cultural vitality, create thriving communities and advance regional development and social priorities

Creative Business Champions

The Regional Arts Services Network’s new Creative Business Hub connects arts industry experts with Queensland artists and arts workers, creating meaningful professional development opportunities that support emerging and established artists to progress sustainable careers in the arts through the Creative Business Champions program.

RASN Case Studies

Explore case studies about activities and organisations funded through the Regional Arts Services Network.

Connect with RASN

Connect with RASN online.

 

Service Providers

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.

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 works to deliver regional development outcomes.
 

Eight service providers form the network:

Access Community Service
Ipswich and Logan

Arts Nexus
Far North Queensland 

Cook Shire Council - Hosting the Regional Arts Officer in Cooktown
Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands

Central Queensland University
Central Queensland

Creative Arts Alliance
South-East Queensland North

Empire Theatre Projects
South-West Queensland

Red Ridge
Western Queensland

Arts Queensland (temporary)
North Queensland