The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
CQUniversity has been appointed as the Central Queensland Provider. The initial funding has been provided for three years and activity will focus on networking, capacity building and a number of cross-regional projects.
This initiative recognises the importance of the arts, culture and creativity within our regions, helping to connect communities, drive regional and economic development, promote health and wellbeing and delivering diverse outcomes and experiences for residents and visitors.
CQ-RASN is one of a network of regional arts service providers who, supported by the State Coordination Office, will work together to deliver on-the-ground arts services in their communities across the state. They will work with the local arts sector, councils, the community and key stakeholders to determine specific arts and cultural priorities for the region.
CQUniversity is the host organisation for CQ-RASN and is Australia’s largest regional university offering education programs from certificates and diplomas (VET programs) to higher education degrees and post-graduate qualifications.
CQU has campuses across Central Queensland in locations such as Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Mackay, Emerald with a study hub in Biloela as well as a long history of working through Distance modes.