Find out more about the fantastic opportunities this project offers creative young people!
We are keen to meet Individuals and organisations based In Caboolture Shire, Caloundra City, Cooloola Shire, Maroochy Shire, Noosa Shire, Pine Rivers Shire and Redcliffe City who are Interested In participating In concept development processes and/or creative collaboration opportunities related to this Inter-regional youth focused event.
Find out what's in it for you!
To find out more, come along to the meeting nearest you:
5.30pm Friday 1 February 2008
The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra
3.00pm Saturday 2 February 2008
Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine (parking off Mecklern Street)
4pm Monday 4 February 2008
Cooroy Butter Factory, 10 Maple Street, Cooroy
5pm Wednesday 6 February 2008
Civic Centre - Fossickers Room, Mellor Street, Gympie
3pm Saturday 9 February 2008
Redcliffe Area Youth Space, Corner Anzac & Oxley Avenues, Redcliffe
5.30pm Tuesday 12 February 2008
Caboolture Memorial Hall, 61-65 King Street, Caboolture
5.30pm Wednesday 13 February 2008
Nambour Civic Centre, Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour
The Ideas discussed at these meetings will feed Into practical workshops to be held 9am - 5pm Sunday, 2 March 2008 (Nambour) and 9am - 5pm Sunday, 18 May 2008 (Narangba) See over for detaIls.
The Q150 youth project is co-ordinated by the Pine Rivers Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) as part of a 2009 calendar of state-wide events, commemorating 150 years of Queensland's separation from the colony of New South Wales.
EMAIL: Q150radf.firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: Q150 youth project (07) 3480 6666
Mega youth fest to set the coast alight in 2009
What if there was an opportunity that came along only once every 150 years?
Well that opportunity has arrived for the youth of the Sunshine Coast with the announcement of a festival that will highlight the talents of the Sunshine Coast region and give young people an opportunity to engage with some of the most exciting performers and artists in the State's south east.
The Q150 Youth Project is just one part of a series of celebrations planned right across Queensland to mark the state's 150th birthday in 2009.
Drawing on the creative skills of seven regional local governments and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), preparations have been underway for some time to invite today's 13 to 25 year olds to participate in a series of meetings that will lead to workshops, training programs as well as performances, exhibitions and events. Designed to celebrate the potential of all young people and specifically those who are currently 18 to 25, festival organiser John Watson said it's all about investigating how young people can make a difference in our region and providing them with opportunities to express their individuality.
"This festival will be THE event of 2009! So the planning has to start now
"The concept driving this youth project is a commitment to the advancement and enhancement of youth arts and emerging culture in Queensland. The arts and creative industries have an enormous role to play in the lives of young people as a means of self-expression and personal development. The Q150 project will provide a structure and the expertise for the many big, bold, bright ideas young people bring to a series of meetings starting next Friday, February 1. The project team can't wait to meet the Coast's creative youth".
In a series of meetings to be held from Redcliffe to Gympie over a two week period, Caloundra young people get the first opportunity to meet and discuss the concept of the festival and to be part of the creative development process.
"It's all about youth. We want to meet with individuals and organisations across the Coast, listen to their ideas and involve as many young people as possible in the project from the ground up! It'll give musicians, dancers and all types of performers the chance to share their skills, develop new ones and experiment with what they have to offer. This is about doing your own thing..."
Anyone interested in getting more information about the project should attend the first meeting at: The Events Centre, Caloundra on Friday, February 1 at 5.30pm.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a joint Queensland Government and local government partnership to support local arts and culture proudly including Pine Rivers Shire Council, Caboolture Shire Council, Caloundra City Council, Cooloola Shire Council , Maroochy Shire Council, Noosa Council and Redcliffe City Council.