Calling artists - residency opportunity

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CQ-RASN 'Animation and Projection' workshop, June 2019 at the Gallery & Museum. Image: William Debois

Calling artists - residency opportunity

Gladstone Region artists are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ-RASN), during their ‘At Home’ $1500 Artist in Residency program.

An initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, RASN is a new model of regional arts delivery, enabling diverse communities to connect, encouraging cross-regional collaboration.

CQUniversity has been appointed the Central Queensland RASN provider with initial funding provided for three years. Their activities focus on networking and capacity building.

During ‘At Home’, artists with experience in a range of artforms including visual arts, dance, drama/theatre, literature and spoken word, media/sound arts and music, are invited to submit their EOI online, before Friday, May 15.

The one-month residency is the second round on offer, part of CQ-RASN’s signature 2020-21 Tough and Tender project, with activities taking place over 15 months, culminating in Queensland Week June 2021.

Local mixed media artist, A Country Arts Practice’s Melissa Peacock has been successful during ‘At Home’ round one, along with North Burnett’s singer / songwriter Rachel Koster, Livingstone Shire’s sculpture and ceramic artist Noel Brady and Mackay’s glass and textile artist Shelley Engwirda.

Tough and Tender aims to profile the creative diversity of Central Queensland’s regions, promoting the importance of the arts for creative response, resilience, recovery, memorialising and celebration.

To submit your ‘At Home’ Round Two EOI, or for further information, visit CQ-RASN where the arts are central, online at or email Regional Arts Officer Julie Barratt, at

In partnership with the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and the Australia Pacific LNG STEM Central Hub at CQUniversity's Gladstone Marina Campus, CQ-RASN presented an Animation and Projection professional development opportunity, during June, last year.

Led by award winning multimedia artist Donna Maree Robinson, workshop participants projected their work in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Council’s 2019 Luminous event, held at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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