Festival of Pacific Arts – Expressions of Interest now open

Dear friends

The Ministry for the Arts is now accepting expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts groups to represent Australia at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam next year.

The Festival of Pacific Arts is the Pacific’s largest regional cultural gathering, and the world’s largest gathering of Indigenous Pacific cultures. Since 1972, the Festival has brought together the peoples from 27 Pacific Island nations and territories to share their cultures and establish deeper understanding and friendship.

From 22 May – 4 June 2016, Australia will present a program of traditional and contemporary dance, music, theatre, visual art, storytelling, fashion and digital media, as well as handicrafts.

Australia’s delegation will present high quality works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists that reflect, showcase and celebrate the richness and diversity of Australia’s Indigenous cultures. To maximise the impact of our program, artists will be expected to perform or exhibit in their primary artform, as well as being able to participate in or present workshops, seminars or demonstrations.

If you have an existing work, or a work in development, that showcases Australia’s Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures and ties in with the Festival theme What we Own, What we Have, What we Share, United Voices of the Pacific,  we encourage you to consider applying.

Artists must:

  • be available from 19 May to 6 June,
  • have, or be able to obtain a passport,
  • be eligible for travel to Guam (a US territory), and
  • be in good health.

Further details about the Festival of Pacific Arts, the eligibility criteria for artists and key dates for the Festival of Pacific Arts are available at www.arts.gov.au/fopa.

Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday 6 November 2015.

If you have questions about the Festival of Pacific Arts, you can:

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Cultural Day Festival is coming your way once again.

This Sunday, 10th August from 10am-4pm

We have a great programs, cultural food stalls, exhibits, family activities and cultural entertainment

PLUS there will also be a prize of a $500.00 travel voucher.

To enter and win this travel voucher, you need to answer a six questions on the official Cultural Festival program available on the day.

The winner must be present at the draw at 4pm to win the prize.



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Please find attached flyer for the Central Queensland Multicultural Association’s (CQMA) ‘The Taste of The World Festival’ which is on this coming Saturday the 24th of May 2014 . All welcome.

CQMA - TOW Brochure

Children’s Festival Mini Expo

The Rockhampton Children and Family Centre (RCFC) is pleased to advise that the Centre will be hosting a CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL MINI EXPOon Tuesday 20 May. Come and enjoy a range of free creative activities.

If you could send the attached flyer to your networks and display in your office – it would be appreciated – registration details included.

This is a Communities for Children Rockhampton LGA initiative in partnership with the RCFC, CQ University and The Smith Family.

Karen Hall,  Manager,  Rockhampton Children and Family Centre,  Cnr Bawden and Charles Street, BERSERKER Q 4701  P: 07 49 285 043, F: 49 282 429, E: Manager@cfcrky.org, Postal PO Box 5336,REDHILL Q 4701