Take-a-Step Festival – book your place early

Now is the time to express interest in a presence at the Rockhampton ‘Take-a-Step’ Community Festival on Saturday, July 20.

Individuals and community agencies are invited – free of charge – to have a presence at an event, which will support young people and the broader community in coming together to celebrate social inclusion and diversity.

Take-A-Step is an initiative of Relationships Australia Qld, which will engage year 8 students and year 11 peer-mentors in Queensland schools, on issues of social and emotional development, social inclusion and the challenging of unfair behaviours.

We are inviting groups and organisations to have a presence at one of five community fun-run festivals, which will symbolise taking steps towards positive change in our school and broader communities. Contributions may include a stall with info and give-aways, a youth activity of some kind, or a performance for the stage (P.A provided). Organisations will be invited to promote their organisation and their own community and youth events, but will not be permitted to request payments for anything on the day, keeping Take-a-Step as a totally free event for young people and the community.

Attached is a running sheet for the festival and an expression-of-interest form to complete and return. Please feel free to circulate this through your own channels or to anyone who you feel could contribute something to the festival. We look forward to having you be a part of this exciting event!

Chris Pye, Project Coordinator
Rainbow Counsellor / Project worker,
Relationships Australia
159 St Paul’s Terrace
Spring Hill QLD 4001
Phone: 1300 364 277
Direct: 07 3328 5500
Fax: 07 3839 4194
Email: cpye@relateqld.com.au
Website: www.relationships.com.au

Agency EOI Form
Rocky Take-a-step Running sheet

Dreaming Festival 2011/12

Watch this video to get an idea of what the unique Dreaming festival is all about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=QLUacCaBscc&NR=1

For more information on festival tickets and prices click here: http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/

Expression of Interest – Festival of Pacific Arts

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
11th FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS
1 to 14 JULY 2012, HONIARA, THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
CLOSING DATE: 5pm, Monday 5 December 2011

The Australia Council in partnership with State and Territory Arts Agencies invites expressions of interest from Indigenous artists and groups to be a part of the Australian delegation attending the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts to be held in Honiara, the Solomon Islands from 1 to 14 July 2012.

Expressions of interest are sought from Indigenous artists and groups who have experience in the areas of traditional and contemporary dance, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, crafts, filmmaking and digital media. The final delegation will be limited to a maximum of 30 delegates from across Australia. Under the guidance of the Curatorial Team, the delegation will be required to participate in a program of events across 14 days, which will include performances, presentations, forums and advocacy events.

Expressions of interest will be selected that demonstrate the following criteria:

• Experience in international/national touring, and/or working as a part of a team
• Understanding the cultural responsibility of indigenous artists and/or organizations as ambassadors of Indigenous culture
• Excellent artistic skills and product/material that is export-ready
• Highly motivated and dedicated.

To be eligible for selection, delegates will be required to:

• Possess or obtain a current Australian passport
• Provide confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity provided y an organization registered under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 or other relevant legislation, as requested by ATSIAB
• Submit examples of work on DVD or USB, including high quality digital imagery where appropriate.

FOR AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM PLEASE CONTACT:

Lara Croydon, Indigenous Program Officer: Queensland Theatre Company
Ph: 07 3010 7600
Fax: 07 3010 7699
FOPA@queenslandtheatre.com.au

The Australian delegation attending the Festival of Pacific Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts