Cultivate the Arts

Cultivate the Arts is a professional development program for local artists, crafters and hobbyists.

The program invites local creatives to participate in a range of workshops and opportunities that support the continued growth and development of arts and culture within the Moreton Bay Region and showcase the region's talented and diverse community.

Workshops

Cultivate the arts offers a series of half to full-day workshops for artists, crafters and hobbyists of the Moreton Bay Region. Learn how to develop your skills, create arts and crafts and be inspired by peers, guest speakers and more.

Upcoming workshops

Creative studios

The Creative Studios at the Caboolture Hub provides local artists and creative industry professionals access to low cost studio space to develop their creative business in a professional and supportive atmosphere. The Creative Studios aim to support the continued growth and development of arts and culture within the Moreton Bay Region and showcase the region’s talented and diverse creative community.

Four studios are available, each specially designed to act as a business incubator giving local artists an opportunity to develop their creative business in a professional and supportive atmosphere.

Successful applicants will also receive information and support to develop their creative business practice, including free registration to Cultivate the Arts events throughout their tenure.

Expressions of interest are now closed and will open again in mid-2020. For more information, contact the Community and Cultural Programs Team on communityprograms@moretonbay.qld.gov.au or (07) 3205 0555.

Who can apply

Applicant must:

  • be an artist, creative business or organisation based in and/or relevant to the Moreton Bay Region
  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • hold a minimum of $20 million public liability for the duration of the residency. Employers are also required to hold a WorkCover Queensland Policy.

Art forms and creative industries considered for residencies include, but are not limited to: visual art, ceramics, photography, fashion, music, film, performance, design, architecture, animation, arts consultancy, creative event production, arts project workers/managers, digital and multimedia, print making, cross disciplinary works, sculpture.

Cost

Rent is charged at 96913 per month, per studio. Charges for the following financial year may change in accordance with the fees adopted by Council for the financial year. The term of the lease is six months with the possibility of an extension.

The rental fee covers the use of studio space, with four spaces available for hire. The studios are located on the lower ground level of the Caboolture Hub. Each studio includes:

  • concrete floors
  • ample storage
  • stainless steel benches and sinks
  • large glass window frontage to showcase work (public visibility must be maintained)
  • power outlets
  • lighting
  • air-conditioning
  • WiFi connectivity.

Available studio opening times:

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Public holidays Closed

What to expect

Studio residents will be required to:

  • be business ready and have a willingness to develop their professional and technical skills
  • be active in the studio space and have a willingness to contribute to the vitality and vibrancy of the studio and surrounding spaces
  • engage with the broader community and champion the spaces and related activity via active engagement and promotion through your professional networks
  • be available to meet with Council Officers as required
  • work autonomously and collaboratively with other studio residents when required.

Available support

Successful applicants will be supported during their residency to connect with opportunities that develop their creative business. During the residency artists will:

  • have access to a Council Community & Cultural Programs Officer to provide relevant information and support
  • receive free registration to all Cultivate the Arts Workshop during the residency
  • receive a heavily subsided rent of 96913 per month, inclusive of high speed Wi-Fi
  • incur no overhead costs such as rates, water or electricity.

How to apply

Applications will be invited when a studio becomes available. Visit this page or subscribe to Arts Mail to be notified when applications open.

The following information is required to be attached to the application:

  • Applicant CV
  • Public Liability Certificate of Currency
  • WorkCover Certificate of Currency (employers only)
  • Up to 5 documents that provide examples of your work or business.

For further information contact Council or email communityprograms@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.