LENS embraced the rich diversity of Gold Coast artists by showcasing the work of local photographers and writers, with the help of cultural influencers.
We offered up to 10 young and emerging Gold Coast creatives the opportunity to undertake a nine month program of support, including group professional development activities and a grant of up to $8000 towards an individual career development activity.
We offered an opportunity for creative producers, project managers, event coordinators and arts administrators, with a demonstrated interest in arts and culture, to increase their professional skills, experience and networks by undertaking a paid placement with one of three local arts festivals; Bleach* Festival™, Gold Coast Film Festival and Somerset Celebration of Literature.
The City of Gold Coast announced the interdisciplinary art collective Lumen Cloud as the recipient of the Gateways Public Art Commission mentorship. The Lumen Cloud duo of Michelle Xen and Richard Candy are the recipients of the $10,000 grant was designed to expand their experience and understanding of how to create works for the public realm.
For Gold Coast based creatives or technicians working in the performing arts, looking to expand their experience in understanding how to create or deliver projects for an arts and culture festival of significant scale and to learn from world class mentors.
To support the development of arts and culture creatives and production technicians on the Gold Coast, the City of Gold Coast offered highly motivated individuals a range of professional paid attachments.
Our first public art ‘in conversation’ featuring John Waldron with John Graham. A very special evening facilitated by leading arts professional John Waldron in conversation with local Indigenous artist John Graham, Friday 16 June 2017.
Experienced local music sector musicians, venue owners or professional services including management, public relations or technical, can play an important role in shaping the future of the live music scene on the Gold Coast by joining the Live Music Advisory Group.
We searched for artists to create an artwork on the Gold Coast’s own light rail - the G:link. Now you decide on the art that wraps the light rail for the summer. Thanks to support from the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, GoldlinQ and GoTransit.
The annual South Stradbroke Island Indigenous artist camp has successfully contributed to the development of the local sector over the past three years, with participants not only increasing their skills and exploring new art forms, but gaining new networks and professional opportunities.
In late May 2017, applications were invited for arts and cultural workers to participate in the beingNOWhere Creative Lab. Eight successful applicants have been paired with someone of a different artistic, creative, cultural, or linguistic background with whom they are embarking on a six-week part-time program of collaboration, experimentation, and play. Dr Jeremy Neideck, guest speaker from the FUSE Cultural Diversity in the Arts Forum is leading this program.