Event :: Arts Ablaze

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we meet across the Scenic Rim. We pay our respects to elders past and present.  Through their commitment  they have kept alive the memories and traditions of their  ancestors  to pass them on to the children of tomorrow.  

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Oct 02 2019 To Oct 06 2019

Early Bird Bookings are have been extended! Delegates can purchase a range of conference packages at an early bird rate until Friday 30 August 2019. See the Registration tab and Accommodation tab for more information. The full program will be released in July. Full price registration commences Saturday 31 August 2019.




Flying Arts and the Regional Arts Found have opened up a round for ARTS ABLAZE PARTICIPANT TRAVEL GRANTS!! Apply Here!



Arts Ablaze is a conference and a celebration of regional arts in Queensland. Managed by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the event focuses on the TRANSFORMATION of regional communities and arts practice through ATTITUDES, ACCESS, PEOPLE and PLACE. These themes were formed through sector conversations to ensure that Arts Ablaze is relevant and a mechanism for change.


Calling for expressions of interest from artists, creatives, makers and stallholders for Arts Ablaze Celebrations 4–6 October 2019.

BADCAP (Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project Inc.) will be managing the art workshops and artisan stalls for the 2019 Arts Ablaze Celebrations to be held in the grounds of the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley in the beautiful Scenic Rim region.

EOI for workshops at the Arts Ablaze Celebrations have been extended from end of May till Monday 10th June

Stalls and Demonstrations end of August.

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The Arts Ablaze team are working with a group of partners to bring together a program and series of arts experiences that focus on solutions for the future of regional arts practice.

Assistance for Presenters

Flying Arts Alliance, through the Regional Arts Fund (RAF), is offering a travel subsidy for Queensland-based confirmed presenters at the Arts Ablaze conference. Presenters residing in an MMM 6 -7 location can apply for up to $1,500 towards their travel costs; presenters residing in an MMM 2-5 location can apply for up to $750 towards their travel costs. Applications open 9:00 am Monday 1 May 2019 and close 5:00 pm Friday 31 May. A letter of acceptance to the conference program from Arts Ablaze will be required to be eligible to apply for this one-off fund. Please visit the Flying Arts website for more information, or contact our RAF administrator at raf@flyingarts.org.au or 07 3216 1322.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

For frequently asked questions see the FAQ tab.

Kooralbyn Valley

19/6/19 Flying Arts and the Regional Arts Found have opened up a round for ARTS ABLAZE PARTICIPANT TRAVEL GRANTS!!  Apply Here!


 17/6/19 Sneak Preview of Arts Ablaze Program at June Arts Dinner Tuesday 25th June 6 for 6.30pm start.  @ the Centre Beaudesert 82 Brisbane Street Beaudesert.  More info    RSVP thecentre@scenicrim.qld.gov.au or Phone 5540 5050


13/6/19 Next  Community Meeting Kooralbyn Monday 17th June 6.30 pm At Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley. Trying to find the right time and day for community meetings, the last meeting on the 20th May voted to stay on the third  Monday night of each month  6.30pm- 8pm.  New schedule 15 July, 19 August, 16 September. 


4/6/19 Expressions of Interest to hold a workshop, market stall or arts demonstration are open with our partners BADCAP.
EOI for Workshops close Monday 10 June
EOI for market stalls and demonstrations close end of August.  more info and BADCAP contact


31/5/19 Early Bird registration for Arts Ablaze NOW OPEN until 11 July.  Full Registration applies from July 12- 30 September. more info and to book


23/4/19 Calling for expressions of interest from artists, creatives, makers and stallholders for Arts Ablaze Celebrations 4-6 October 2019. 

BADCAP (Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project Inc.) will be managing the art workshops and artisan stalls for the 2019 Arts Ablaze Celebrations to be held in the grounds of the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley in the beautiful Scenic Rim region. MORE INFO


19/4/19 Expressions of Interest now closed for speakers, mentors, site activations and artistic program for Arts Ablaze Conference and Celebrations


4/4/19 Community Information Sessions at Kooralbyn
Catch up on latest news and opportunities for the Arts Ablaze:  Queensland Regional Arts Conference and Celebrations 2-6 October 2019. 
STOP PRESS- CHANGE OF DATES-SEE ABOVE!
The community info sessions will be held at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, 1 Routley Drive Kooralbyn Third Wednesday of each month April - November 2019 4pm- 5.30pm ( 17 April, 15 May,  19 June, 17 July, 21 August, 18 September , 16 October, 20 November)

Come along to this monthly meeting to find out how to get involved as an artist, stall holder, presenter, volunteer, delegate, participant in lead up activities in Kooralbyn or simply come along and enjoy the celebrations of Queensland Regional Arts here on our doorstep. Expressions of interest are now being called for the conference program, closing 15th April.  


4/4/19 Market stall holders and artists wishing to be considered for the Arts Ablaze Celebration workshop program contact BADCAP (Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project) via email Contact-BADCAP-ArtsAblaze@googlegroups.com  or contact Chris Grimett 0421006220  


16/3/19 Volunteering at Arts Ablaze.  If you would like to  be part of this five day eventAt Kooralbyn  October 2-6 2019  as a volunteer  there are many opportunities. Find out more here!


15/3/19 EOI now open!  Closing 15th April go to online EOI submissions page


7/3/19  Calling Queensland artists, photographers, digital media and filmmakers

Scenic Rim Regional Council is calling Queensland creatives to respond to the theme Celebrating Our Elders, with entries that will provide a positive perspective of ageing and break down age-related barriers that prevent community participation. 

20 artworks will be selected for exhibition at The Centre Beaudesert from July to September 2019 and a subsequent tour to regional centres.  Selected artworks will be exhibited at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley as part of Arts Ablaze.

DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS  26 April 2019.   Click here for full details and how to enter

RAF Stream: Arts Ablaze Presenter Travel Subsidy Grants

For confirmed presenters for Arts Ablaze Conference Amount: Up to $1,500 for MMM 6 -7; Up to $750 for MMM 2-5 Opens: 9:00 am Monday 1 April 2019 Closes: 5:00 pm Friday 31 May  https://flyingarts.org.au/raf/



Arts Ablaze Regional Arts Conference and Celebrations runs from Wednesday 2 October through to Sunday 6 October 2019. This page provides information about the types of registration available to participants.

Please be aware that bookings are processed by Scenic Rim Regional Council not by Arts Front. However your registration information will be used to setup a profile here on Arts Front so you can engage in pre-conference online activities, network with other registrants and organise logistics (eg. carpooling to Kooralbyn).

The conference

The Arts Ablaze Conference will be take place Wednesday 2 October–Friday 4 October. Managed by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the event focuses on the TRANSFORMATION of regional communities and arts practice through ATTITUDES, ACCESS, PEOPLE and PLACE.

Early Bird Bookings are have been extended! Delegates can purchase a range of conference packages at an early bird rate until Friday 30 August 2019. See the Registration tab and Accommodation tab for more information. The full program will be released in July. Full price registration commences Saturday 31 August 2019.

Program highlights include: First Nation projects and perspectives, panel discussions and forums, PechaKucha sessions from Regional Arts Projects across Queensland, Funding options, what our major art organisations can offer the regions, exhibitions, site activations, conference cocktail function, conference Arts Dinner, facilitated networking events and much more.

arTour Queensland Touring Showcase

arTour will also be hosting a 1 day Queensland Touring Showcase at Arts Ablaze on Friday 4 October.  

In 2019 Queensland Touring Showcase will be held as a part of Arts Ablaze, a conference and a celebration of regional arts in Queensland. Managed by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the event focuses on the transformation of regional communities and arts practice through attitudes, access, people and place. It is the first Queensland state based regional arts conference in many years.

Showcase at Arts Ablaze will feature a dynamic mix of production pitching and time for planning and discussion between producers and presenters to create stronger, more meaningful touring outcomes. Showcase is designed to maximise opportunities for productions that meet the 2021 programming needs of Managed Venues.

For more information about the Queensland Touring Showcase see the arTour website.

The celebrations

Arts Ablaze Celebrations are free and open to the public from 4 pm on Friday 4 October until 5 pm Sunday 6 October.

Celebrations will include workshops, food trucks, roving performances, artisan markets performances.

Registration

Early Bird Bookings are now open!

From Friday 31 May–Thursday 11 July you can book for Arts Ablaze Regional Arts Conference and Celebrations at a special Early Bird rate. Full Registration applies from Friday 12 July–Monday 30 September.

VENUES:
Conference days - Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
Conference Welcome Cocktail Event - Bromelton House, Bromelton
Conference Dinner - Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
Artour Showcase - Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

Package options

Package option are available:

Arts Ablaze Full Package – 3 days + Conference Dinner + Welcome Cocktail Event

Arts Ablaze 3 Days + Conference Dinner

Arts Ablaze 3 Days + Welcome Cocktail Event

Arts Ablaze 3 Days Conference Only – does not include Conference Dinner or Welcome Cocktail Event

Purchase any registration package.

arTour Full Package – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Conference Dinner + Welcome Cocktail Event

arTour 3 Days + Conference Dinner  – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Conference Dinner

arTour 3 Days + Welcome Cocktail Event – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Welcome Cocktail Event

arTour 3 Days Conference Only – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase – does not include Conference Dinner or Welcome Cocktail Event

Purchase any registration package.

Single event options

Arts Ablaze Conference Day 1 – Wednesday 2 October
Day theme: PLACE.
Venue: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

Purchase this registration type.

Arts Ablaze Conference Day 2 – Thursday 3 October
Day theme: ATTITUDES.
Venue: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

Purchase this registration type.

Arts Ablaze Conference Day 3 – Friday 4 October
Daily theme: ACCESS.
Venue: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

Purchase this registration type.

arTour Queensland Touring Showcase – Friday 4 October
Venue: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

Purchase this registration type.

Arts Ablaze Conference Welcome Cocktail Event – Wednesday 2 October
Venue: Bromelton House.

Purchase this registration type.

Arts Ablaze Conference Dinner – Thursday 3 October
Venue: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

Purchase this registration type.


Registration fees

Early Bird rates

Registration type
Registration rates
Adult
Delegate
Student/
Concession
Delegate
arTour
Funded
Organisations/
Venue
Managers
arTour
Unfunded
Organisations/
Individuals
Presenters/
Workshop
Facilitators
Package options
Arts Ablaze Full Package – 3 days + Conference Dinner + Welcome Cocktail Event $500 $390 $500 $390 $500
Arts Ablaze 3 Days + Conference Dinner $435 $325 $435 $325 $435
Arts Ablaze 3 Days + Welcome Cocktail Event $415 $305 $415 $305 $415
Arts Ablaze 3 Days Conference Only – does not include Conference Dinner or Welcome Cocktail Event $350 $240 $350 $240 $350
arTour Full Package – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Conference Dinner + Welcome Cocktail Event $500 $390 $500 $390 $500
arTour 3 Days + Conference Dinner – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Conference Dinner $435 $325 $435 $325 $435
arTour 3 Days + Welcome Cocktail Event – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Welcome Cocktail Event $415 $305 $415 $305 $415
arTour 3 Days Conference Only – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase – does not include Conference Dinner or Welcome Cocktail Event $350 $240 $350 $240 $350
Single event options
Arts Ablaze Conference Day 1 – Wednesday 2 October 130 80 130 80 TBC
Arts Ablaze Conference Day 2 – Thursday 3 October 130 80 130 80 TBC
Arts Ablaze Conference Day 3 – Friday 4 October 130 80 130 80 TBC
arTour Queensland Touring Showcase – Friday 4 October 130 80 130 80 TBC
Delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Welcome Cocktail Event – Wednesday 2 October 65 65 65 65 TBC
Delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Dinner – Thursday 3 October 85 85 85 85 TBC
Non-delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Welcome Cocktail Event – Wednesday 2 October 85 85 85 85 TBC
Non-delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Dinner – Thursday 3 October 105 105 105 105 TBC

Full rates

Registration type
Registration rates
Adult
Delegate
Student/
Concession
Delegate
arTour
Funded
Organisations/
Venue
Managers
arTour
Unfunded
Organisations/
Individuals
Presenters/
Workshop
Facilitators
Package options
Arts Ablaze Full Package – 3 days + Conference Dinner + Welcome Cocktail Event $590 $450 $590 $450 $500
Arts Ablaze 3 Days + Conference Dinner $515 $375 $515 $375 $435
Arts Ablaze 3 Days + Welcome Cocktail Event $495 $355 $495 $355 $415
Arts Ablaze 3 Days Conference Only – does not include Conference Dinner or Welcome Cocktail Event $420 $280 $420 $280 $350
arTour Full Package – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Conference Dinner + Welcome Cocktail Event $590 $450 $590 $450 $500
arTour 3 Days + Conference Dinner – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Conference Dinner $515 $375 $515 $375 $435
arTour 3 Days + Welcome Cocktail Event – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase + Welcome Cocktail Event $495 $355 $495 $355 $415
arTour 3 Days Conference Only – 2 Conference days + arTour Showcase – does not include Conference Dinner or Welcome Cocktail Event $420 $280 $420 $280 $350
Single event options
Arts Ablaze Conference Day 1 – Wednesday 2 October 150 100 150 100 TBC
Arts Ablaze Conference Day 2 – Thursday 3 October 150 100
150 100 TBC
Arts Ablaze Conference Day 3 – Friday 4 October 150 100 150 100 TBC
arTour Queensland Touring Showcase – Friday 4 October 150 100 150 100 TBC
Delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Welcome Cocktail Event – Wednesday 2 October 75 75 75 75 TBC
Delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Dinner – Thursday 3 October 95 95 95 95 TBC
Non-delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Welcome Cocktail Event – Wednesday 2 October 85 85 85 85 TBC
Non-delegates – Arts Ablaze Conference Dinner – Thursday 3 October 105 105 105 105 TBC

Accommodation

Conference accommodation available at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley. To book contact Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley and quote the promotional code 44612.

We will be announcing other accommodation options such as on-site camping in July.

For other accommodation options and things to do around the Scenic Rim see visitscenicrim.com.au.

Sneak peak program

We aren't quite ready to reveal the full program so we have released a sneak peak! Below you can view a summary of what will be happening at the conference each day and the celebration activities taking place on Friday evening and over the weekend:

 

Conference

Conference Day 1 – Wednesday 2 October
Theme: Transforming Place
WELCOME EVENTS
  • Welcome to Country
  • Opening of Arts Ablaze
PRESENTERS AND PANELS
  • Yarning Circle Panel – First Nations Led Approaches to Creative Engagement
  • Keynote Speaker – Coralie Winn, Gapfiller, Christchurch NZ
  • Q&A Panel – The Impact of Creative Placemaking
  • Q&A Panel – Events and Festivals: Transforming Everyday Spaces
  • Q&A Panel – Rethinking our Cultural Venues
THE BIG PITCH
  • 23 Pecha Kucha presentations by Artists and Organisations from across Queensland about leading projects and models
  • Post Pitch Speedating
WORKSHOPS
  • Be Healthy and Active
  • Regional Arts in 2030 Visioning Part 1 with Arts Front
SITE ACTIVATIONS
  • Illustrations by Angus MacDiarmid
  • Plasma Cutting Sculpture with Colleen Lavender
  • Billycan Walk with Nicole Voevodin-Cash
SHARING
  • Arts Ablaze Community Café
  • Shared Fire
  • Live Performance with Indy Clark
DELEGATE EVENING EVENT
  • Opening Night Function at Bromelton House including:
    • Music Doctors
    • Opera Eagles Nest
    • Craig Walsh Projections
    • Mununjali Men’s Group
    • Exhibitions by Scenic Rim Studio Artists
ARTS ABLAZE UP LATE
  • Umami Mermaids
  • Art on Rails – Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ RASN) Project with Donna Marie Robinson
  • CQUniversity Student Short Film Festival
Conference Day 2 – Thursday 3 October
Theme: Transforming Attitudes
RADF BREAKFAST
  • Hosted by SWQ Regional Arts/Empire Theatre
WELCOME EVENT
  • Welcome to Country
PRESENTERS AND PANELS
  • Q&A Panel – Arts Role in Creating Change
  • Keynote Speakers – Jeff and Julie Crabtree, Authors of Living with a Creative Mind
  • Q&A Panel – Transforming Attitudes through Meaningful Engagement
  • Panel – Social Impact Model of Evaluation with Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
SHOW ME THE MONEY
  • Funding information about:
    • Australia Council for the Arts
    • Festivals Australia/Visions of Australia
    • Regional Arts Fund
    • Arts Queensland
    • Creative Partnerships Australia
ACCESS FOR THE REGIONS –
KEY ORGANISATIONS WORKING REGIONALLY
  • Presentations by:
    • Queensland Ballet
    • BEMAC
    • Flying Arts Alliance
    • arTour Queensland
    • Performing Arts Connections Australia (PAC Australia)
    • Access Arts
    • QAC
    • Regional Arts Services Network (RASN)
    • Regional Arts Australia
    • Queensland Theatre
    • Queensland Chamber of Arts and Culture (QCAC)
    • Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD)
WORKSHOPS
  • Regional Arts in 2030 Visioning Part 2 with Arts Front
SITE ACTIVATIONS
  • Interactive Mural Painting with Sarah Scully
  • Plasma Cutting Sculpture with Colleen Lavender
  • Billycan Walk with Nicole Voevodin-Cash
  • Raku Firing with Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects (BADCAP)
  • Digital Projections with Craig Walsh
  • Blumergville Blazier with Chris Trotter
  • Art on Rails – CQ RASN Project with Donna Marie Robinson
SHARING
  • Arts Ablaze Community Café
  • Key Organisation Speedating
  • Shared Fire
DELEGATE EVENING EVENT
  • Conference Dinner with:
    • Dress the Central West Fashions with Red Ridge
    • MZAZA
    • The Ironing Maidens
ARTS ABLAZE UP LATE
  • Blood Gravy by Creative Regions with Kyle Walmsley
  • Chameleon with Karen Lee Robers and Jeff Usher
Conference Day 3 – Friday 4 October
Theme: Transforming Access
WELCOME EVENT
  • Welcome to Country
PRESENTERS AND PANELS
  • Presentation – Two Sisters Talking – Joyce Crombie and Jean Barr Crombie
  • Q&A Panel – Transforming through Digital
  • Q&A Panel – Breaking Down Barriers
ARTOUR SHOWCASE
  • Presented by ArTour Queensland
HEARTH YOUTH FORUM
  • Facilitated by Goat Track Theatre Company and heARTh participants
WORKSHOPS
  • Regional Arts in 2030 Visioning Part 3 with Arts Front
SITE ACTIVATIONS
  • Interactive Mural Painting with Sarah Scully
  • Plasma Cutting Sculpture with Colleen Lavender
  • Billycan Walk with Nicole Voevodin-Cash
  • Solastiagia and Recycling with Wild Mountains
SHARING
  • Arts Ablaze Community Café
  • Playback Theatre Conference Wrap Up
EVENING SHOWCASE
From 5pm the Community Celebration commences. Conference delegates are invited to take part in the evening events. See below for details.

Celebration

Celebration Day 1 – From 5pm, Friday 4 October
EVENING SHOWCASE
  • There’s Something in My Shoes by Fiona Bryant and Rose Lawson
  • First Nations Showcase produced by cre8veunltd
  • Haystack Mountain Hermits
  • Topology
  • The Ironing Maidens
SITE ACTIVATIONS
  • Home by Craig Walsh
  • Art on Rails – CQ RASN Project with Donna Marie Robinson
FOOD & MARKETS
  • Artisan Markets managed by BADCAP
  • Food Trucks
Celebrations Day 2 – Saturday 5 October
DAY ARTISTIC PROGRAM
  • Blue Tamborine
  • Charlotte’s Web by RAVA Productions
  • Indy Clark
  • Big Eye Theatre
WELCOME EVENT
  • Welcome to Country
CROWD INTERACTIONS
  • Let’s Dance Somerset presented by Creative Alliance and Everybody Now
  • Soul Mechanics featuring Master Wolf
  • Help Is On It’s Way, based on the QMF 2019 project facilitated by Emma Dean
ARTISAN WORKSHOPS
  • 2-day workshops:
    • Blacksmithing
    • Silver smithing
    • Bamboo Flute Making
    • Didgeridoo Making/Playing
    • Puppet Making
  • 1-day workshops:
    • Eco-dying
    • Making Clay Portraits
    • Stone carving
    • Lino printmaking
    • Basketry
    • Rug making
    • Gourd Art
    • Glassblowing
    • Shibori
  • Free Kids Workshops:
    • Fire and Sacred Earth Space
    • Junk Orchestra
    • Soft Sculpture
    • Bird Sculpture
    • Weaving
    • Flower Garlands and Weaving
MASTERCLASSES
  • Performing Spaces – a guide to growing community wellbeing through the performing arts presented by PAC Australia
  • Basic Fundraising Principles presented by Paul Gurney, Creative Partnerships Australia
  • Life Narrative presented by Create Place
  • Teaching Hands/Looking Out presented by Brenden Borellini, Crossroad Arts
SITE ACTIVATIONS
  • Interactive Mural Painting with Sarah Scully
  • Plasma Cutting Sculpture with Colleen Lavender
  • Billycan Walk with Nicole Voevodin-Cash
  • Solastiagia and Recycling with Wild Mountains
  • Ephemeral Space for Children by Terina Smith
  • Home by Craig Walsh
  • Art on Rails – CQ RASN Project with Donna Marie Robinson
  • Blumbergville Blazier with Chris Trotter
EVENING SHOWCASE
  • First Nations Showcase produced by cre8veunltd
  • The Fusion Project
  • The Ironing Maidens
FOOD & MARKETS
  • Artisan Markets managed by BADCAP
  • Food Trucks
Celebration Day 3 – Sunday 6 October
DAY ARTISTIC PROGRAM
  • Works of Wild Mountain Songs
  • Indy Clark
  • Love Me by Indelability Arts
  • Plug-In presented by Creative Alliance, Gympie Regional Council and Sugarush
ARTISAN WORKSHOPS
  • 2-day workshops:
    • Blacksmithing
    • Bamboo Flute Making
    • Didgeridoo Making/Playing
    • Puppet Making
  • 1-day workshops:
    • Fossil Casting
    • Brut Art de Style
  • Free Kids Workshops:
    • Fire and Sacred Earth Space
    • Junk Orchestra
    • Soft Sculpture
    • Bird Sculpture
    • Weaving
    • Flower Garlands and Weaving
    • You Rock
MASTERCLASSES
  • Healthy Hearts presented by Rebecca Alexander
  • Bouffon Masterclass presented by Marissa Kerr, Lorikeet Theatre
  • Rubbish or Resource presented by Margaret Burgess
  • Poetry of Place presented by Indy Clark
SITE ACTIVATIONS
  • Interactive Mural Painting with Sarah Scully
  • Plasma Cutting Sculpture with Colleen Lavender
  • Billycan Walk with Nicole Voevodin-Cash
  • Solastiagia and Recycling with Wild Mountains
  • Ephemeral Space for Children by Terina Smith
FOOD & MARKETS
  • Artisan Markets managed by BADCAP
  • Food Trucks
  • + - What is Arts Ablaze?

    Arts Ablaze is a conference and a celebration of regional arts in Queensland. Managed by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the event focuses on the TRANSFORMATION of regional communities and arts practice through ATTITUDES, ACCESS, PEOPLE and PLACE. These themes were formed through sector conversations to ensure that Arts Ablaze is relevant and a mechanism for change.

  • + - When will the Arts Ablaze program be released?

    The full program will be released in July.

  • + - When and where is Arts Ablaze?

    Arts Ablaze will be held in and on the grounds of the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley. The Conference part of Arts Ablaze will commence Wednesday 2 October and conclude Friday 4 October 2019. The conference section of Arts Ablaze will be ticketed for delegates attending.

    The Celebration part of Arts Ablaze kicks off Friday afternoon and is a free event for all to enjoy.  Celebrations commence from 5 pm Friday night and conclude Sunday afternoon at 5 pm.

    Early bird booking for the Conference will open in June and close in August 2019.

    Final Program to be launched June/July

  • + - Where is Kooralbyn?

    Kooralbyn is approximately 22 kilometers south-west of Beaudesert just over an hour from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

    The Resort has its own airfield for private aircraft should you wish to fly in. Contact Ramada Resort Koorablyn Valley for more details.

  • + - Who will be attending the Arts Ablaze conference?

    Delegates will be attending from across Queensland. They will come from diverse backgrounds but will share the desire to build a stronger arts sector, network with other artists and art workers, access new opportunities and ideas.

    Attendees at the conference may include Local, state and federal government workers from the arts and community development, RADF committee members, community arts workers, members and representatives of arts organisations, festival organisers, artists, writers, performers, heritage workers, crafters, elders, youth programs.

    The external working party shaping the program of Artz Ablaze includes representatives from Flying Arts, Stage Queensland, Artour, Central Queensland University, the State Coordination Office (SCO) for Regional Arts Service Delivery, Feral Arts and Arts Front, RASN from across Queensland, local Indigenous elders, Blakdance, Creative Recovery Network, YRACA, South East Queensland Cultural Workers Network, Goat Track Theatre Company, Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project and Scenic Rim Regional Council.

  • + - What is the difference between the Arts Ablaze conference and the Arts Ablaze celebrations?

    The Conference will run from Wednesday 2–Friday 4th October and will be a ticketed event. It will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, mentoring sessions, industry displays, presentations, conference dinner and cocktail event, debates and industry sessions.

    The Celebrations will be available to all conference attendees but will also be open to the public.  The Celebrations will commence Friday night 4 and conclude Sunday afternoon 6 October 2019.  The Celebrations will include night markets, maker spaces,  a food and art market place, art workshops, food trucks, live performances, Arts Ablaze Spectacular , roving performances, film screenings,  arts walks and talks.

    As well as the resort accommodation there is a proposed onsite camping village at Kooralbyn with a range of camping options.

  • + - Who will be attending the Arts Ablaze celebrations?

    All are welcome and attendance is free.

    No pets permitted – Sorry! Ramada is home to resident kangaroos and other wildlife.

    Arts Ablaze celebrations will be a showcase of arts projects and activations from across Queensland so we anticipate attendees will come from all over Queensland to celebrate.

  • + - Why should I attend the Arts Ablaze conference?

    Queensland has not had a state gathering for the arts since 2013. We are the most decentralised state in Australia and access to arts opportunities, product and skills is difficult. We know that the arts are important to our individual wellbeing and education and to the vibrancy of our communities. Arts Ablaze will provide a platform to shape the arts sector, career paths in the arts and creative communities of Queensland.

    This is not  just another conference or festival.  Arts Ablaze will be a reflection of the Queensland arts scene. Your voice is important.  Your contribution is important and central to our objectives of transformation of attitudes, access, people and place.

  • + - How do I get involved in the Arts Ablaze conference and celebrations?

    There are opportunities to get involved in the following ways:

    • As a presenter – talks, presentations, master class (by submitting an EOI)
    • As a mentor (by submitting an EOI)
    • Artistic program – performers, musicians (by submitting an EOI)
    • Site activation – artists, sculptors (by submitting an EOI)
    • Showcasing your project in The Big Pitch Pecha Kucha sessions (by submitting an EOI)
    • Facilitator, panelist (by submitting an EOI)
    • Volunteer

    Submit an Expression of Interest form online detailing your big idea/project/artwork and how it relates to the Arts Ablaze themes. Online EOI forms will be available Friday 15 March 2019 and will close Monday 15 April 2019. Outcomes to be advised May 2019.

    The online EOI forms are open from 15 March 2019 and will close 15 April 2019.

    Volunteers can apply up until Thursday 15 August 2019. There will be an online induction followed by a volunteer info night prior to the event and an onsite induction prior to your first shift. Contact thecentre@scenicrim.qld.gov.au or visit liveatthecentre.com.au.

  • + - When do Expressions of Interest open and close?

    The EOI online form will be live from Friday 15 March 2019 and will close on Monday 15 April 2019. Outcomes to be advised in May 2019.

  • + - Who is funding Arts Ablaze?

    Arts Ablaze is funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and Scenic Rim Regional Council. Arts Ablaze is proudly supported by the Regional Arts Services Network, an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland, Central Queensland University and the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

  • + - Is this an event for artists?

    This is an event for transforming the Regional Art scene in Queensland.  We have listened to requests from across Queensland to provide better opportunities for skill development, networking, places to exhibit, paid creative employment.  A big emphasis at Arts Ablaze will be on Arts Business.  How to get your product to market, how to promote your work, how to find a mentor, how to access funding, how to work in collaboration on projects with other sectors, opportunities for getting noticed.   We are particularly looking to match artists of all genres with mentors who can assist them in whatever stage of their career they are at.  

  • + - Under Artistic program are you only looking for performers?

    Creative works featuring music, dance, poetry, spoken word, circus and new media artforms may submit an EOI in this category.  How you might decide if this category is for you is does your work have a performative element? Does it engage and interact with audiences?

  • + - Do I need to have an ABN before I apply?

    You do not need an ABN at the time of submitting your EOI.  If you are selected we will be in contact with you to source any further information to progress a booking agreement.  (for example this might include ABN or statement of supplier forms)

  • + - I am confused about the audience question

    When we ask you who might be your audience and what is the intended outcome; what we are looking to find out is, who your performance or activation might engage with and what might they feel or experience.

    Eg- your audience might be young people, or poets, or people who are curious, or people who like to challenge and question. ( the sky is the limit , anything can be included... this is just an example)

    The outcome for the audience might be; Young people are able to be inspired and express themselves; or people who love poetry have an opportunity to get up and try poetry or appreciate poetry; or  a performance or activation which draws people in and encourages exploration;  or audience are able to express a range of opinions or participate in the debate.

  • + - When, where and how might artistic program or site activations occur

    The artistic program and site activations may be scheduled during the Conference or the Celebrations or both.

    These may be one off, repeated or ongoing during Arts Ablaze.

    The Arts Ablaze site includes 2 conference rooms in the resort that will be used for maker spaces, chillout, conference registration and 2 designated exhibitions already determined.

    The Main conference venue will be a Marquee with stage that will seat 300pax at tables.  There will be other marqees with stages that will seat 100pax.  There will be 2 small outdoor stages.  These will all be resourced with appropriate tech and tech staff as required.

    There will be market stalls (up to 40), food outlets, makers spaces and workshop spaces that are being managed through a separate process. 

    Site activations may occur throughout the Resort and event grounds.  Event grounds include the camping site and surrounding area, the main event site on the driving range and adjacent to the golf course, the resort itself and all surrounding billabongs, used or abandoned buildings ( exterior only).  There are spaces within the resort that may suit installation works or exhibition pieces.

    There is a walk of about 200 m from registration to the main event site and a walk of about 300 metres from the camp site to the main event site which could be activated through installations, roving theatre or other creative projects.

    The conference registration will commence Wed 2nd October at 8.30 am. There are opportunities for creative programming during the conference and in the evening at the opening cocktail function at Bromelton House and the Arts Dinner on the Thursday 3rd October.

    The Celebrations will commence 5pm on the Friday 4th October and will continue through to 5pm on Sunday 6th October.  It is envisaged there will be  performances and activations  across the Celebrations commencing a show on Friday evening with a culminating spectacle on Saturday night.  NB celebrations are free and open to all to attend. 

  • + - Volunteers- what's the deal?

    We love volunteers!  We will be calling people in the arts sector to volunteer as mentors, presenters,  in the Big Pitch PechaKucha,workshop facilitators, panellists and speakers.  Some of these roles are unpaid and we ask you to volunteer.  However we acknowledge artists/artworkers should be paid which is why we ask you if you are paid or self funded worker. Volunteers included in the program will receive free conference attendance.  This will be allocated through negotiation.

    We have a volunteer process for all event volunteers which you can access here.  The info includes what to expect, induction info etc. so that we match you to things best suited for you and ensure that you are insured while you volunteer for Arts Ablaze.

Arts Ablaze is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and Scenic Rim Regional Council, and proudly supported by the Regional Arts Services Network, an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland, CQ University Australia and the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

Arts Ablaze delivery team

Scenic Rim Regional Council: Bronwyn Davies, Coordinator of Cultural Services, Jennifer Enright, Cultural Services Officer and Mark Paddick, RADF Liaison Officer.

Shelley Pisani, Producer, The Ideas Distillery

Alicia Jones, Executive Producer, BlakDance 

Elliott Bledsoe, Director, Agentry

Regional Arts Services Network: Wendy Mansell, Regional Engagement Director, QMF and Michelle Blair, Regional Arts Officer, Empire Theatre Projects