Community Culture News – August

Some of the students from the first delivery of  our Certificate IV in Community Culture, which started late last year, will be awarded their accreditation at the end of July, and  well underway to becoming savvy community cultural workers.  All of our students have  been putting their coursework into practice working on community projects, events and festivals.

One student, Wendy Francis, the President of Bundaberg Arts Festival,  has just finished packing up the Bundaberg Arts Festival for another year. Wendy recently mentioned that the training has been so relevant to her work in community:

‘I was first hoping that this Certificate IV Community Culture would assist me in the here and now. As it has turned out I am finding that the skill base I have is being reinforced by added input and the training to assure me that I am operating from a secure foundation. As the course progresses I am finding avenues of opportunity in front of me that were not being accessed…Can highly recommend to anyone with the desire to achieve in the field of Community Development.’

Another student, Claire Fletcher, is currently working on North Stradbroke Island’s Art festival, Lines in the Sand as a Market Stall Organiser. The organisers are currently looking for volunteers to assist with  taking registrations for the workshops,  helping the workshop facilitators and gofering. Transport and food is provided, however, volunteers need to access their own accommodation on the island.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Josephine Ellis at connect@linesinthesand.com.au.

Lines in the Sand runs from 22-25 June.

We would also like to congratulate our student, Helga Philips on receiving a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant to conduct research on behalf of her Greenvale Community Project.

A couple of weeks ago, Audrey delivered a RADF committee training and Being a creative community workshop (picture below) to the Barcoo RADF committee in Jundah.  Audrey mentioned it was a great weekend of shared insights, and Doreen Pitman, their hard working RADF Liaison Officer, and the committee were keen to explore local  and regional initiatives to put Barcoo on the map and bring more tourists into the region.  We’ll keep you posted. To find out more about Barcoo, click here.

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Our next nationally accredited short course is ‘Develop an idea and secure funding’. In this skill set, students explore creative thinking processes to develop a project idea, and then research and develop a funding proposal to support the project.  Our trainer for this delivery is Melissa Robertson, who has spent the last decade working in the north of the State as a community cultural development worker, trainer, facilitator and event manager.  To find out more about this training and what else is on offer, click here

We would also like to welcome our new intern, Amer Alsubaie who is assisting us improving our website.

We still have a Marketing internship available. To find out more click here.

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