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Somerset Arts Supper inspires regional creativity

Somerset Regional Council recently hosted an Arts Supper, a professional and community skills development opportunity held quarterly in the region.

Published: 12th October 2021

Somerset Regional Council recently hosted an Arts Supper, a professional and community skills development opportunity held quarterly in the region.

Regional Arts Development (RADF) Committee representative Cr Cheryl Gaedtke, said the event was an overwhelmingly positive experience.

“Over 80 people attended the supper for networking opportunities, to hear speakers discuss the theme of Growing the arts, and to enjoy local food and entertainment. Members of the public and the local arts community learned more about innovation and sustainability of regional arts in Queensland from experienced arts practitioners and administrators,” she said.

“The speakers included Bronwyn Davies, Arts & Culture Coordinator from Scenic Rim Council, who presented on growing and nurturing the arts in a region not dissimilar from Somerset, and guest speakers Phil Smith, Director of Creative Arts Alliance, and Ant McKenna from RASN,” Cr Gaedtke said.

“The level of engagement and the ideas and enthusiasm flying around the room was exciting to see, and I look forward to the next Art Supper in early 2022.”

Caroline Smith, Rachel Arndt and Valkyrie Blacksmith, all Council staff from the Arts and Culture team, offered insights into Council programs and activities, while Business Recovery Officer, Paul Misipeka spoke about funding opportunities.

The event was supported by Somerset Regional Council and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Somerset Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

 

Image caption:  Bronwyn Davies, Arts and Culture Coordinator from Scenic Rim Council shared arts insights from a nearby regional council area.

 

 

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