Hunting for Great Arts Stories from the Regions07.05.2014
Regional Arts Australia is seeking outstanding stories from the arts community of regional Australia to be included in a new publication. RAA will launch this book at its biennial national Summit, Arts & Edges in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA this October.
Chair of Regional Arts Australia Dennis Goldner said, “This national publication will highlight the quality, scope and impact of artistic activity occurring in regional, remote and very remote areas of Australia.”
“We know from our management of the Regional Arts Fund that cultural life beyond the city limits is more vibrant than ever,” Mr Goldner said. “Regional Australians have a lot to be proud of and we want to take their stories to the world.”
The new publication will profile 35 stories about projects that have had a transformational impact on the artists, participants and communities involved. With stunning images and first-hand accounts of the triumphs and challenges, this book will offer a fascinating glimpse into cultural life in regional Australia. 6,000 copies will be printed and distributed.
If you have a story you would like to contribute, or for more information download the Great Arts Stories Expressions-of-Interest kit here.
Previous publications have been made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts. This new publication is supported by the Regional Arts Fund, an initiative of the Australian Government that supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia.