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 About the South West Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) 

RASN is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This new approach to the delivery of state-wide arts services is network of regional arts service providers who, supported by the State Coordination Office, will work together to deliver on-the-ground arts services in their communities across the state. The network will drive regional development across regions and work with the local arts sector, the community and key stakeholders to determine specific arts and cultural priorities for each region.

For more information about RASN or any of the above, please contact: Michelle Blair, Regional Arts Officer – South West Qld

michelle@empiretheatre.com.au  |  0488 289 405


Upcoming Projects  

Toowoomba Arts Footprint

Toowoomba Arts Footprint | Facebook

The Toowoomba Arts Footprint project will see three separate month-long artistic projects to occur in the Toowoomba Region for start in early March 2021 with completion by the end of June 2021.

The program aim is for creative, unique, relevant and engaging projects to enliven Toowoomba’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Projects need to connect with different audiences on various levels and engage the community within the Toowoomba Region.

To keep in touch with how you can engage with the artists and this program, follow the Toowoomba Arts Footprint Facebook page for updates.

Toowoomba Arts Footprint is supported by Arts Queensland.


Arts Dinners


Arts Dinners Live and Online South West Queensland | Facebook

Scenic Rim Regional Council and SWQ Regional Arts, together with Arts Front, will host Arts Dinners Live and Online South West Queensland, 11 events between November 2020 and September 2021.

The Events will be held LIVE in venues across South West Queensland from Goondiwindi to Beechmont.  To attend a LIVE event you must RSVP three days before the event so that the catering can be finalised. Each event will include a panel discussion which will also be livestreamed a dinner and workshop.  

LIVE events commence at 6 pm with a networking session, entertainment then at 6:30 pm participate in the panel discussion which concludes at 7:30pm. Dinner is served 7:30–8 pm followed by entertainment and workshop relevant to the topic of discussion. All LIVE events are FREE!!!! But you must register to attend. See the www.artsdinners.com tab for more details and links to how to book for LIVE event or Register for the Live stream.

Arts Dinners Live and Online South West Queensland is supported by Arts Queensland.

 Arts on Top

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2020 Western Downs Regional Artists' Exhibition - Phoenix (westerndownsarts.com.au)

Arts on Top | Regional Arts Forum – 13-15 May 2021 at Bunya Mountains will invite new perspectives on the role of arts in our regional Queensland communities.

Over three days participants will be invited to develop skills and a deeper understanding of the arts industry through a multifaceted program with an emphasis on personal and professional development and empowerment.

By attending, you will meet other artists and arts professionals, learn and engage with experts and speakers through current topics, and participate in a mix of keynote presentations, and small focused sessions to expand your knowledge on current best practise and take away practical actionable information to apply in your own work. 


 Mani Tribe

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Mani Tribe Gallery – St George

Mani Tribes Gallery is a collective of emerging artists who are working together to develop their artistic practice, connect and engage with their community and contribute to the rich cultural history of their region.  Based in St George (South-West Queensland), Mani Tribes artists proudly showcase the arts and share the cultural practices of the diverse First Nations language groups calling their region home.


Bamba Gii Festival

SAC brings Outback Queensland’s Inaugural Indigenous Tourism Event to Roma (swqict.com)

The Bamba Gii Festival of Cultures will celebrate and share Indigenous cultures from seven communities within South West Queensland in the one place at the one time.  Through hands-on experiences with local Indigenous businesses and community, visitors will be immersed in the oldest living culture on the planet – creating a unique, authentic, cultural tourism experience like no other in South West Queensland.  The festival will be held in Roma, Qld on the 25 September 2021.


 The Home Project


The Home Project invites the Toowoomba community to get creative - at home! Each fortnight, a local creator or maker will guide you through a hands-on workshop. Watch the video or read our step-by-step guide and get ready to learn a new skill or make something to brighten your day. The Home Project wants you to think about the important bits and pieces that make the place and community you live in – a HOME.  All episodes for the Home Project are available via the Youthconnect TRC | Facebook and Toowoomba Region - YouTube


Valley Vibe

Valley Vibe Festival, Creative Arts Festival 21 – 22 May 2021

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The Lockyer Valley Creative Collective present Valley Vibe 2021, a community event showcasing artists, artisans, film makers, photographers, poets and performers designed to inspire, entertain and uplift your spirit.

 Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail


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GBART, as we have fondly named it, is a dedication to all things creative and showcases the ever growing talent of artists and artisans who call the Granite Belt home.

You’ll discover a variety of local artisans at GBART as they exhibit at studios and galleries as well as taking up residence in community spaces. Inspired by the Small Halls Festival, we’ve also invited our beautiful small local community halls to join in the fun.

GBART will now be held as a COVID-sensitive event over one huge weekend: Friday 29 October to Sunday 31 October. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture, talent, history and artefacts in the region.


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