Residents can contribute to new arts and cultural plan for region

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Residents can contribute to new arts and cultural plan for region

Residents are invited to contribute to a new Arts and Cultural Development Plan for the Gladstone Region.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said individuals and members of local arts and cultural groups could help plan for a creative, vibrant and vital future.

Residents can provide input and join the conversation with leading arts and culture consultant, ArtReach Queensland director, Stephen Clark.

“Four public meetings will be held this month, in conjunction with the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) to enable participants to contribute to the plan for our region,” Councillor Burnett said.

“Stephen has led workshops in our region before and during this visit he will discuss cultural vitality and what this means for vibrant, healthy and prosperous communities.”

Group meetings will be held across the region from 10.15am to 12.15pm at the following venues:

• Tuesday, February 20 - Yarwun Hall, Butler St, Yarwun
• Wednesday, February 21 - Calliope Function Room, Don Cameron Dr, Calliope
• Friday, February 23 - Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre, Springs Rd, Agnes Water
• Saturday, February 24 - Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, cnr Goondoon and Bramston Sts, Gladstone

Residents unable to attend a group session can arrange an individual session by appointment.

For bookings and further information, phone 4976 6766 or email

Council’s current Arts and Cultural Policy can be viewed online at

RADF is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership program to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.