March 29, 2019
The South Burnett Regional Council’s second quarterly Creative Roundtable will be held at the Blackbutt Art Gallery on Thursday (May 30) between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
The Roundtable is a forum for people with an interest in any aspect of the region’s arts.
Its first meeting was held at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery on February 28.
Participants at that meeting looked at how local arts groups communicate with one another and the public at large, and possible ways this could be improved.
The meeting found most of the region’s arts groups operate in ‘silos’ at present, with very little cross-group promotion.
This meant those groups were largely “preaching to the converted” (ie people who had already had contact with a group or an interest in its activities) but had little contact with potential new audiences or members.
The result was that over the longer term, groups matching this profile would gradually withered away as existing members died, moved away or ceased to be involved.
The meeting also discussed the Council’s current RADF policy.
The Roundtable was followed six weeks later by an Arts Meet’n’Greet organised by South Burnett Arts at Wondai to discuss the Roundtable and formulate responses to it.
The Meet’n’Greet discussed the need for a South Burnett Arts Policy, the current RADF policy, the need to revive the Nanango Film Festival, and looked at the possibilities for a digital art workshop.
It is likely the next Roundtable will be held in another town, so Timbertown residents who were unable to make the last meeting are strongly encouraged to attend.