Posts Categorized: Opportunities

Sanity Fair

Date: Saturday 11th, October
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Location: Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
Cost: FREE!

The purpose of having the Sanity Fair is to support wellness, raise awareness and address stigma around mental health in the community. As nearly half Australians experience signs and symptoms of any form of mental health distress so it is important for people to feel OK even just to talk about it and to share their experience. We expect that people can experience a number of different opportunities to connect and link in with their local community as part of the day with lots of fun activities.

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180 Studios Community Open Day

Date: Friday, 26th September
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Location: 180 South Pine Rd, Enoggera
Cost: Free!
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Long time friends of Visible Ink, 180 Studios, are having a Community Open Day. Come check out this inspiring creative space based in Enoggera, as 180 Studios celebrates a day of free workshops, performances, an open-mic session, basketball jam, great food and drinks and a bunch of good vibes.

180 Studios Community Open Day

This is free event, open to all members of the community.


Dates: Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd September
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Location: Jugglers Art Space, 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley.
Cost: FREE!

Terra Nemo Theatre Company‘s ambitious new production Witchery, is running for two nights only in a special free performance. Directed by Diveakssh Schae and Gwilym Temple, Witchery continues Terra Nemo’s exciting and experimental approach to theatre production.

Witchery follows the trials and tribulations of a series of characters as we ask ourselves what absurd extremes we’ll go to in order to ‘succeed’ in a world hungry for stardom and selfies. Thrown into ‘Pulse’, a dark, industrial club within the depths of the Valley, the club’s owner Damon and a group of other aspiring professionals, social deviants and young party animals find their paths tangled by a publicity stunt gone awry.

YWAM Medical Ships Australia’s ‘Overcoming the Impossible’ tour

Date: Sunday, September 14
Time: 5:00 – 7:30PM
Location: Maritime 1 Facility, 217 Macarthur Avenue, Brisbane

An estimated five women in PNG die in childbirth every day
1 in 13 children die before the age of five
43% of PNG’s population is under the age of 15…a quarter of whom will not live to reach 40.

YWAM Medical Ships Australia provides important work delivering healthcare to Papua New Guinea, this is your opportunity to t0ur the ship, get some insights into the challenges of working in isolated areas, get involved in a presentation and share in some fun activities.

This event is open to all young people and is a unique and free opportunity.

Brisbane YWAM Event

Lord Mayor’s Business Excellence Workshop

Date: Thrusday, 16th September, 2014
Time: 1:40 – 5:40PM
Location: Captains Room, The Pavilion, 1 Greg Chappell Street, Albion
RSVP: Email with contact details and names of attendees or call 133 BNE (133 263). Spaces are limited and registration is essential so please register now to secure your place.
Notes: Full program details will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event.

Brisbane City Council is partnering with Queensland Leaders to deliver the Lord Mayor’s Business Excellence Workshop series. These workshops feature presentations from Queensland business leaders and give you the opportunity to ask questions and network with other local businesses in a small group setting.

The upcoming workshop on Tuesday 16 September will include presentations on business growth and innovation from a number of industry leaders.

Topics and speakers

  • Positioning your business for growth – Stephen Beirne, General Manager, Queensland Leaders
  • Growing your brand and profile through communication – Amanda Newbery, Managing Director, Articulous Communications
  • Innovation – Bob O’Connor, Executive Director, Queensland University of Technology
  • Funding your business: equity and debt – Doug Smith, Director, Bankwest
  • Special guest: Leading CEO case study – Kate Farrar, Managing Director, QEnergy

Access Arts Achievement Award

Applications open: Friday 19 September – Saturday 18 October, 2014
More information and application form: Access Arts Website

Do you know an artist, arts worker or producer who would like to take their arts career to the next level?

Access Arts would like to ask your assistance in promoting the inaugural Access Arts Achievement Award 2014 to your networks in the coming weeks. Applications open Friday 19 September 2014 and close at midnight on Saturday 18 October 2014.

Access Arts Inc is proud to announce the launch of a new $10,000 Award for Queensland artists, artsworkers and producers with disability. The inaugural Access Arts Achievement Award will be launched by the Arts Minister, The Hon. Ian Walker MP. Applications open Friday 19 September and close at midnight on Saturday 18 October 2014.

Access Arts Achievement Award is open to any Queensland artist, artsworker or producer with disability working in any artform. The Award-winner will be selected on the artistic merit, innovation and viability of their project proposal.

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.