Artlands has been a strategic regional art gathering for two decades. 2021 heralds a new approach to the delivery of this critical national event. Artlands will be curated alongside existing festivals, exhibitions, and gatherings connecting with creative programming and providing ongoing platforms for dialogue and critical conversations across all States and Territories. This approach encourages connections and engagement with local creative industries and practitioners and facilitates an integrated process of shared ownership and outcomes generating increases participation and audiences.
The Artlands 2021 program will offer a series of critical narratives across industry, research and academia that reflect current emerging trends and case studies as well as respond to challenges and opportunities experienced throughout regional Australian arts practice.
Delivered from Junction Arts Festival in lutruwita (Tasmania), the Artlands 2021 program will also integrate other complementary hybrid gatherings with national venue partners across Australia.
Artlands 2021 invites us ‘to come together’ to explore the space between. To encourage process and exchange and find ways to support a creative ecosystem that is interconnected and integrated across art form, across communities and across landscapes. To:
Share – listening and responding to new ideas and critical thinking
Consider - the value of shared knowledge
Connect - through exchange & learning
Empire Theatres, in partnership with Regional Arts Australia is hosting Artlands as the Queensland Regional Hub. The Toowoomba event will stream in Keynote presentations and panels all of which will have two-way communication with Launceston and other regional venue partners in NT and WA.
In addition, the Toowoomba event will feature live panels, discussions and workshops that feed into both the Queensland and National conversation, and an artistic program that will nurture, enable and inspire delegates creativity.
Come and be a part of the conversation with us amongst the flowers and vibrant regional arts scene of Toowoomba.
Artlands Conference 2021 Toowoomba
Wednesday 1 September - 11.30am to 7.00pm
Thursday 2 September - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday 3 September - 9.00am to 7.30pm
Full Price 3 day ticket - $395.00
Independent Artist 3 day ticket - $335.00
Single Day ticket - $130
*a transaction fee of $5 applies per transaction for phone and internet bookings.
The Empire Theatres is now using the new Queensland Government 'Check In QLD' app to help keep you COVID safe the next time you visit.
- download the app via this link www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld
- enter your details once
- open the app when you next visit us
- select ‘Check in Now’ and hover your smartphone over our QR code Done!
Download local program here.
As per the latest QLD Government restrictions, from 17th December 2021 only fully vaccinated people will be able to attend the Empire Theatre until further notice.
Increased hygiene facilities and social distancing measures are in place including COVID safe seating in the auditoriums, contactless payment preferred, and extensive contact tracing policies required for all patrons.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App. For more information on the Empire Theatre COVID Safe operations please visit the COVID Safe page of our website.