Posts Categorized: Opportunities

The September Edition

Date: Monday 15 September 2014
Venue: Brisbane Square Library, Tiered Theatrette, Ground Floor
Time: 12.30-6.30pm
Cost: Free, however bookings are required
RSVP: Email, to reserve your place at one or multiple sessions
Details: Brisbane City Council Event Listing.

If you’re a Brisbane creative, artist, producer, curator, small organisation or collective, come along to The September Edition. Brisbane City Council offers a variety of opportunities for creative people including grants, awards and competitions.

Creative Brisbane Producers Forum
Love organising public events? Learn about opportunities throughout the next year where Council hands over the creative reigns to you. See how to respond to a Council Expression of Interest and how to play an active part in realising a vibrant and creative city.
Who should attend? Individuals or small organisations who produce and deliver events.

Launch of Innovation Award 2015
Hear from the 2014 Innovation Award Winner, Emily Craven and learn what makes a great pitch. We announce the key dates for the 2015 Innovation Award and explain the process involved in applying.
Who should attend? Creative entrepreneurs with a great idea (either new or in development) who want $25,000 for their innovation!

Arts and History Grants Information Session # 1
Basic grants administration-trivia, suggestions from the panel of assessors and your chance to ask questions about your upcoming application. Plus hear from previously funded recipients, including Amy-Clare McCarthy with her Creative Sparks supported project, Garrison Town.
Who should attend? Potential applicants to the Creative Sparks, Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships and Brisbane History Grants programs.

Creative people: Council process
Hear from representatives from Urban Design and the Business Hotline and hear about the intersection of creative people and Council process.
Who should attend? Event managers, producers, curators, visual artists interested in public art and emerging and young creative people.

Upcycling in arts practice and the Recycling Art Competition
The Recycling Art Competition (formerly known as The Tip Shop Art Competition) is about exploring the creative potential of recycling household items and furniture and inspiring others to see the possibility in things that may have otherwise been thrown away.
Expressions of interest close 21 September 2014. Visit Council’s website for more information.
Who should attend? Visual artists, crafters and creative people who are interested in making or building, upcycled and repurposed items.

Arts and History Grants Information Session # 2
Hear from past grant recipients from the Brisbane History Grant and Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships programs. Ask your grants questions about your upcoming application submission and hear our top ten grant tips for new applicants.
Who should attend? Potential applicants to the Creative Sparks, Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships and Brisbane History Grants programs.

Office space available – West End Community House

Located in the centre of West End in the West End Community House, these welcoming spaces are conveniently close to transport and Boundary Street shopping.

West End Community House is a heritage listed Queenslander.The airconditioned offices are carpeted and have telephone and WiFi available. There is also a kitchen and toilet on the premises. Additional meeting spaces can be hired for workshops or meetings.

Available immediately the office is 3.6m x 4.3m and and has room for 2-3 desks.

Cost: $231 per week (incl GST) for a fully serviced arrangement (inclusive of all utilities) or $176 per week (incl GST) fixed rental with a pro-rata share of utilities.

To arrange an inspection or discuss terms and arrangements, please contact Samira on 3846 2114

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VENUE FOR HIRE – the Oxley Bowls Club have a large and private hall available for both casual and on-going hire. The hall seats 150, and includes a surround sound system, a projector, stage and a large dance floor. A commercial kitchen is also available for use. The hall is available at $25/hour, and is ideal for workshops, training, community celebrations and private functions.

The bowling green may also be made available for bare foot bowls, and the bar opened for social functions.

For further inquiries, please email Lindsay Hill at

Recycling Art Competition 2014

Applcations open: 8th August – 21st September
Competition begins: 3rd October
Full details and entry form

The Recycling Art Competition (formerly The Tip Shop Art Competition) explores the creative potential of recycling household items and furniture, and inspiring others to see the possibility in things that may have otherwise have been thrown away.

The competition began in 2012 and was developed to encourage visitors to the Brisbane tip shops, which are a waste minimisation initiative designed to keep reusable furniture and household items out of landfill.

The final artists will compete for public votes to win a share of $4000 in prize money.

The promotion of the Recycling Art Competition provides an opportunity for you as an artist to enhance both your portfolio and public profile, while supporting Endeavour Foundation.

Last year, the competition attracted more than 2000 community votes through the tip shops, Brisbane Square Library exhibition and Council’s Facebook page.

Zillmere Festival 2014

Dates: Sunday 31st August – Saturday 6th September
Location: Mixed locations throughout Zillmere

In 2014, the ‘One Place Many Cultures’ Zillmere Festival transforms into a weeklong celebration of cultural activities during Cultural Diversity Week.

Zillmere A4 program

With an Indigenous ceremony, market day, street party, art exhibition, street performances, storytelling, sports, and more, the array of events showcase the colour and vibrancy that defines Zillmere and its surrounds; one of Brisbane’s most diverse, harmonious and creative communities.

The program offers something to satisfy everyone cultural tastebuds, with free activities over several days, during weekdays and on weekends.

Zillmere Festival is presented by Jabiru Community Youth and Children’s Services, The Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council as part of Queensland Cultural Diversity Week 2014.

The Zine and Independent Comic Symposium 2014

Location: The Edge, QLD State Library
Dates: Friday 29th August – Sunday 31st August
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The Zine and Independent Comic Symposium (ZICS) is a 3-day event to be held in Brisbane. The event aims to provide a forum for the talents involved in independent publishing within Brisbane and across the nation.


The launch event will feature a variety of creative activities, music and an opportunity to mingle and share a drink with some of Australia’s best creative talent from the zine and indie comic world.

On Saturday and Sunday there will be a zine and comic fair where local and interstate artists and writers will showcase their creations for sale and trade. Along with this a range of workshops and panels will be conducted – from beginner guides on how to make your own zine or comic, to advanced master classes. A range of evening events are also planned including music and new publication launches!

ZICS is a not for profit community collective, all run by volunteers who want to put on an event different to the usual conventions. ZICS is about people’s passions and engaging with the community.

Le Spectacle Cabaret du Carnaval

Date: Saturday, August 30
Time: 8-10PM
Location: Flipside Circus, 117 Mina Parade Alderley
Cost: General Admission Starting from $24 from
Ages: 15+


Evoke’s biggest production of the year, featuring Cirque, Cabaret, Dance, Theatre, Comedy, Mime… and a whole lot more. Pure exhilaration, nail-biting excitement, vibrant colours and music that will make you want to leap out of your seat!

…as part of the 2014 Brisbane Fringe Festival.


Photography Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 23rd
Time: 2-4PM
Location: Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley
Cost: FREE

photography workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of digital photography in a fun, relaxed session. We will cover theory, shooting, lighting and editing. No experience is required but if you do have your own digital SLR camera, please bring it along. Say cheese!

Brisbane Festival Volunteering

Applications close: Friday, August 1
Contact: Zac Reimers, Voluteers Coordinator
Phone: 3833 5445
Ages: 18 years and over only.

Brisbane Festival is on again and are looking for volunteers to help out. This a unique opportunity for any budding event organisers to get involved and experience up-close one of Queensland’s major arts engagements.

If you are looking for some industry experience and connections, and are passionate about arts culture and events management, Brisbane Festival provides a fun and supportive outlet to develop these skills.