Office Closure Times
The Flying Arts Alliance Office will be closed December 23, 2015 – January 10, 2016. We look forward to serving you in the New Year, when we reopen Jan 11, 2016. Flying Arts wishes you all the best for this holiday season.
Flying Arts is Hiring
The purpose of this role is to contribute to the achievement of organisational goals through effective administration of the professional development program for artists and artsworkers, young artists, educators and creative communities.
Under the direction of the Executive Officer, the position is responsible for planning, coordination and administration of the Association’s core program, comprising scheduled and ‘by request’ professional development services and activities for artists and artsworkers, young artists, educators and creative communities. This annual program delivers workshops, residencies, webinars and projects to metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Queensland. Key clients include local government, schools, youth services, cultural organisations, community services et al.
Applications close Tuesday 12 January, 2016.
(Please Note: the Flying Arts Office will be closed from 23 December 2015 until Monday 11 January 2016)
Flying Arts Curator By Request – Creative Communities
The Flying Arts Curator By Request Program is an exciting new initiative that provides a skilled, experienced curator to creative communities to realise new ideas and directions for local artists looking to exhibit their work in a gallery context. This is achieved through the design, development and installation of a local community exhibition under the guidance of a professional curator.
To find out how this program can be tailored to suit your needs contact Flying Arts on 3216 1322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Workshop Offering – Primary and Middle School Generalist Teachers
A new initiative for teachers to collaborate with an artist on the Flying Arts Alliance team, to develop an arts lesson plan that links visual and new media arts with non-arts curriculum subjects. Available as a full day or a workshop series, this collaborative model provides a practical way to create a rich curriculum and art experiences for students.
Contact Flying Arts on 3216 1322 or email@example.com for more information.
Call for Expressions of Interest – Regional Galleries
Flying Arts is calling for Expressions of Interest from Regional Galleries wishing to play an integral part in our Connecting Arts with the School Curriculum (CASC) 2016 Program. As a workshop host and liaison, Flying Arts will visit your gallery to facilitate a weekend program for primary and middle school generalist teachers and local artists. CASC explores the values and benefits of teacher and artist as collaborators and how to use the arts as a tool to deliver non-arts curriculum subjects, and create rich learning experiences for students.
Contact Flying Arts on 3216 1322 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Call for Expressions of Interest – Small Schools
Flying Arts is calling for Expressions of Interest from Small Schools with 50 students or less from regional and remote Queensland to participate in our second year of Small School Mentoring Program program. Selected schools will receive free of charge: a series of one-on-one consultations with an accredited Flying Arts artist, culminating in a one-day custom workshop in your school demonstrating how the arts can be incorporated to deliver rich learning experiences for the class in art and non-arts curriculum areas.
If you would like your school to be considered for this program Contact Flying Arts on 3216 1322 or email@example.com for more information.
Flying Arts By Request
Flying Arts can also deliver a wide range of professional development services to artists and arts workers in regional and metropolitan communities. Any of our Creative Development or Arts Business and Management Training offerings can be tailored to suit your professional development needs.
View our Flying Arts By Request Round-up for December.
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From the Sector
Bursary for Regional and Remote Students (Closes 14 January, 2016)
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University: The non-profit organisation Art in Bark has generously given an endowment to Queensland College of Art, Griffith University for an annual bursary of $10,000 to support a student from a remote or regional area of Queensland, who is about to begin Fine Art studies at the Queensland College of Art.
See more opportunities on our Jobs & Opportunities: December post.
New Flying Arts Memberships
Members are an important part of the Flying Arts family. You can join Flying Arts as a Standard Member at any time. Accredited Membership and Public Liability Insurance is available to sole traders engaged in activities related to professional practice on a pro rata annual basis. Next round closes 25 December for insurance beginning 1 January.
All members are entitled to a great range of Member Benefits.
Youth – Five Sunday Soiree Double Passes
Soiree Screening: 6 December, 2015, 3pm| Classification M
Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda
Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Micks enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.
To win a double pass to this Sunday Soiree screening thanks to STUDIOCANAL with drink on arrival and live entertainment before film commencement at 4pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number and membership number, with ‘Youth‘ in the subject line.
Carol – Five In-season Double Passes
Releasing: January 14, 2016 | Classification: CTC
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.
To win an in-season double pass to Carol courtesy of TRANSMISSION FILMS, please email email@example.com with your name, address, phone number and membership number, with ‘Carol‘ in the subject line.
Looking For Grace – Five Double Sneak Preview Passes
Sneak Preview Days: January 22-24, 2016 | Classification: CTC
Director: Sue Brooks
Starring: Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young and Terry Norris
When rebellious 16-year-old Grace (rising star Odessa Young) takes off, her exasperated mum and dad (the superb Radha Mitchell and Richard Roxburgh) enlist the help of a close-to-retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheat belt to try to find her. On the journey, the two must confront the realities of their changing relationship to one another, and to their daughter…
To win an sneak preview double pass to Looking for Grace to be used between January 22 – 24, courtesy of PALACE FILMS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number and membership number, with ‘Looking for Grace‘ in the subject line.
Brooklyn – Five Preview Screening Double Passes
Preview Screening: 6:30pm, February 1, 2016, Dendy Portside | Classification: M
Director: John Crowley
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Emory Cohen
The film follows Eilis (Ronan), a young Irish woman who leaves her small town in Ireland hoping for a brighter future in 1950s Brooklyn. Despite her initial homesickness, she falls in love with Tony (Cohen) an Italian-American who opens her eyes her new surroundings. But a family tragedy leads Eilis back to Ireland, where her American sophistication catches the eye of the charming Jim (Gleeson).
To win a preview screening double pass to Brooklyn courtesy of TRANSMISSION FILMS, please email email@example.com with your name, address, phone number and membership number, with ‘Brooklyn‘ in the subject line.
Last Cab to Darwin – 3 DVD Packs
In LAST CAB TO DARWIN, Jeremy Sims (Beneath Hill 60) directs Australian acting legends, Michael Caton and Jacki Weaver against the backdrop of the stunning Australian outback and alongside the outstanding Mark Coles Smith, Ningali Lawford-Wolf and Emma Hamilton.
Caton gives the performance of a lifetime as Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver who, when told he doesn’t have long to live, sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms. Along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you have to live it, and to live it you have to share it. Filled with hope, humour and heart, LAST CAB TO DARWIN is set against the stunning Australian outback.
To win a ‘Last Cab to Darwin’ DVD courtesy of ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number and membership number, with ‘Last Cab to Darwin‘ in the subject line.