Cultivate the arts: Intensive

Cultivate the arts: intensive is a professional development program for emerging and established artists who reside in the Moreton Bay region. 

The program will facilitate networking amongst participants, and deliver practical skill development workshops relating to professional and business development in a fun, creative and supportive environment. Successful participants have the opportunity to engage with relevant information, practical training and business tools plus tailored support to realise and achieve their professional goals. 

The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to develop and professionalise their practice while retaining artistic integrity and a sense of purpose and self-worth. At the conclusion of the program participants will have defined their goals and developed the strategies, skills and connections to achieve them, all summarised in a one page business plan. 

Arts and culture play an important role in the liveability and identity of the Moreton Bay region. Cultivate the arts: intensive supports the creative community to realise its full potential and to showcase the diverse creative talents of our region. 

The inaugural Cultivate the arts: Intensive program for 2017 started in February and supported 11 local artists through skill development workshops and individual mentoring.  The program will be completed in June 2017 - watch this space for information on the selected artists and outcomes from the program. 

Cultivate the Arts: Intensive - Indigenous Arts

Council is excited to announce the opportunity to provide a condensed Cultivate the Arts: Intensive program specifically for local Indigenous artists in the region. This condensed program will offer the same professional development outcomes as the six month program but will be held over three workshops.

Who can apply

Applicants must:

  • be either early career artists or established artists - inclusive of visual, performing, literary and digital / multimedia practitioners, 
  • reside in the Moreton Bay Region,
  • be able to travel to Redcliffe to attend three full day workshops in June 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
  • be 18 years of age or over, and
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Applicants must be able to attend and participate in all elements of the program.

What to expect

Weekend Workshops - Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2017

Held over two full days, this skill development and networking program will deliver practical information in a creative, friendly and motivating environment. Participants will hear from guest speakers, peers and feel connected, inspired and motivated in their creative practice. At the end of the workshop participants will have identified their professional goals and developed a plan to achieve them. 

Third Workshop (Saturday 24 OR Sunday 25 June 2017 TBC)

This full day workshop will be tailored to deliver skill development opportunities identified during the weekend program. The workshop will focus on practical skill and process development with an emphasis on achievable outcomes. 

Selected participants will also receive a professional photo shoot and up to 10 high quality digital images for their promotional use. 

The program will be facilitated by Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship and will be held at the Old Redcliffe Fire Station Volunteer Hub, Crn Oxley Avenue and Mary Street in Redcliffe. 

All catering and course material is provided. Participation in the program is free of charge. 

How to apply

To apply for the program please send an email to with the following:

Application closing date has been extended to 10.00am Monday 29 May 2017.

Key dates

Key dates
Date Action
May 2017 EOI open
29 May 2017 EOI closes
June 2017 Participants selected and notified
10 & 11 June 2017 Weekend Workshop (Saturday &Sunday )
24 or 25 June 2017 1 full day workshop (Saturday or Sunday date to be confirmed)
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The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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