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  • Gillian Gardiner

    Circa have developed a long-standing partnership with Creative Regions over the past four years. This is a relationship built of trust and mutual understanding. Together we have worked to build the art form of contemporary circus in the Bundaberg region, to create artistic opportunities for young artists in the area and to bring world-class artists to Bundaberg to perform at the Crush Festival. It has been a great pleasure to work with Shelley Pisani and her team to build this program together.

    Bree Le Cornu Training Centre Director, Circa Contemporary Circus
  • Gillian Gardiner

    Circa have developed a long-standing partnership with Creative Regions over the past four years. This is a relationship built of trust and mutual understanding. Together we have worked to build the art form of contemporary circus in the Bundaberg region, to create artistic opportunities for young artists in the area and to bring world-class artists to Bundaberg to perform at the Crush Festival. It has been a great pleasure to work with Shelley Pisani and her team to build this program together.

    Charlie Cush General Manager, Circa Contemporary Circus
  • Gillian Gardiner

    Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism has delighted in a long association with the Creative Regions team through the annual Crush Festival.  The Crush Festival is seen by BNBT as a very important destination event, marketing the development, expansion and profiling of the arts in the Bundaberg region.  The Creative Regions team possess a strong mix of flair and imaginative thinking with an abundance of energy and new ideas to ensure they deliver an incredible variety of artistic concepts for our region.  We’re pleased to be involved with such a vibrant, community organisation.

    Katherine Reid General Manager, Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism
  • Gillian Gardiner

    The old saying “two heads are better than one” is a fact when it comes to the volume of knowledge and skills the team at Creative Regions possess. Creative Regions has been an integral part of the success of regional arts programs and cultural events since 2008. Events such as CRUSH – celebrating the diversity in arts, AFLOAT – a reflection and creative initiative after the floods of 2011 and 2013 as well as other community projects involving local providers, performers/artists etc have raised awareness of the economic benefit such involvement and experiences can bring.

    Since 2008 Creative Regions has brought and continues to bring professionalism to the table in not only delivering unique artistic programs but enhancing the community engagement model, bringing about a deeper understanding of how arts and cultural opportunities benefit the health and wellbeing of our residents. Creative Regions has social inclusion embedded in all that they do and are indeed leaders in their field when it comes to individuals, groups, funding organisations and different levels of government discussions.

    Best practice is how I would describe the objectives and goals of Creative Regions and I certainly value their dedication and innovation when working together for the Bundaberg Region.

    Councillor Judy Peters Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Gillian Gardiner

    Creative Regions played an integral part in the success of the 2011 and 2013 regional arts and cultural conferences, respectively staged in Bundaberg and Rockhampton. Both events featured unique artistic programs developed by Creative Regions in close collaboration with local artists and communities. They demonstrated deep knowledge and understanding of, and connection to, both local communities, sourcing local produce and providers for the catering and contracting local artists to perform, present and showcase their wares to delegates. This provided authentically local experiences and lasting memories for conference attendees. Creative Regions’ logistical support and impeccable coordination were absolutely critical to the successful delivery of both events.

    Gillian Gardiner Director of Partnerships, Arts Queensland
  • Audience member

    It’s just wonderful. I’ve never seen anything like it. I think I’ll always remember the community spirit. It’s wonderful to see so many happy faces and the community getting together and making a good event.

    Audience member Tractor Tattoo in Kingaroy
  • JOCK MCQUEENIE

    Creative Regions (CR) has broken the mould.

    As an organisation with its roots firmly in social inclusion and the best principles of community cultural development CR has opened up new areas of engagement and sustainability which others would do well to emulate. It brings maturity, pragmatism and innovation to its relations with government and business. It has positioned itself as the provider of creative solutions in linking social inclusion to regional economic development. It is indeed a model for the 21st Century.

    JOCK MCQUEENIE INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT TO THE ARTS AND CULTURAL SECTOR
  • PETER MATHESON

    It’s not often that an organisation appears with a mix of creativity, intelligence, and the economic chops to succeed that is regionally based. All my preconceptions about the power of the cities to leach the regions of talent are undermined.

    Creative Regions in Bundaberg is one of these organizations; a mix of talents and inspiration, a wealth of ideas, the energy to realize them and the expertise to make sure the results are high quality and credible.

    PETER MATHESON DRAMATURG, MACLEAN NSW, 2012
  • CAMERON BISLEY

    Bundaberg Regional Council are very pleased to be working with Creative Regions on THE FOUNDRY project as it delivers on a number of objectives outlined in our Economic Development Strategy … THE FOUNDRY is a wonderful example of collaboration across many key regional organisations all coordinated by the professional and energetic Creative Regions team.

    Council continues to be excited about the outcomes, particularly what this will mean in showcasing our region and its people via the digital stories being created and promoted to the world. We have enjoyed the creative environment facilitated by Creative Regions and look forward to many more exciting outcomes as the project proceeds.

    CAMERON BISLEY MANAGER COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BUNDABERG REGIONAL COUNCIL
  • PETER OWENS

    We have found Creative Regions to be highly responsive to the needs of our community and keen to ensure that both established and emerging artists, from this region, are at the heart of the delivery of the Creative Capricorn program. We were well aware of the groundbreaking work undertaken by Creative Regions’ and this knowledge very much guided us in selecting the organisation to work in this region under the Creative Capricorn banner.

    Already we are seeing the early signs of a significant shift in not only the way the local community sees the arts but also in the way in which the arts community sees itself and its role in developing a vibrant and engaged community

    PETER OWENS MANAGER ARTS AND HERITAGE, ROCKHAMPTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
  • KAYLENE BUTLER

    My experience working with Creative Regions on Projects such as Toonooba Voices (short film) and also meetings to enhance the arts as Capricorn Arts Mob to support local indigenous artists, in my eyes they have proven excellence of performance that they have established in the short time since they started here. Rod and Helen are a credit to their positions.

    KAYLENE BUTLER PRODUCER/CONSULTANT
  • JANE GRAY

    I feel that this is one of Creative Regions’ strongest attributes’ being able to seek out regionally based people with the right combination of skills and mentor them into the field of CACD, offering them real life experience on projects and building the capacity of regional Queensland to be able to instigate and run with quality arts projects.

    JANE GRAY PROJECT MANAGER, BANANA SHIRE STORIES TRAIL
  • Frank & Jean Smith – Volunteers

    We have been involved with Creative Regions as volunteers for 5 years now working on the Crush Festival as volunteers and assisting with Kissing Swans exhibit in 2014. Working with Creative Regions has been for us a most fulfilling way to give something back to the Bundaberg community and at the same time be part of some very interesting events. We have learned a great deal about the artistic talent that exists in the Bundaberg region and look forward to being a part of the Festival again in future years.

    Frank & Jean Smith – Volunteers Creative Regions Volunteers