Fraser Coast Arts Alliance still looking for more members

THE Fraser Coast Arts Alliance is still looking for more members from all areas of the arts, especially commercial enterprises and individuals.

The steering committee will meet on Monday, March 31, at Maryborough City Hall from 7pm to officially form an incorporated association.

Recommendations for future plans and actions will be made at the meeting along with the adoption of a constitution and the election of a management committee.

Steering Committee Chair Graeme Roberts said management positions had been advertised and application forms would be available to complete and submit on the night.

"Groups are also most welcome and we would love to see members from Howard to Glenwood and everywhere in between," he said.

Councillor for cultural and performing arts Phil Truscott said the alliance was moving in the right direction.

"It's very important to fully recognise the artistic talent and variety we have here on the Fraser Coast and support the artists," he said.

"The Arts Alliance will be the facilitating body to do exactly that. It has been formed to support and lobby resources for local artists including funding from state and federal governments."

Cr Truscott said the benefits of joining the alliance included:

  • An interactive website tailored to the group
  • Support for funding applications

Membership forms and submission boxes are at the Brolga Theatre, Gatakers Artspace and Fraser Coast Cultural Centre. 

People had to be a financial member to vote and be eligible for election.

For more information or to request a digital application form, email Graeme Roberts at g.r.roberts@bigpond.com.