The Regional Arts Services Network (RASN), announced in 2017 with a state government funding commitment of $6.5 million over four years from 2017-18, is a new approach to delivering statewide arts services.
RASN is 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 drive regional development across regions and work with the local arts sector, the community and key stakeholders to determine specific arts and cultural priorities for their region.
The RASN model will see the employment of at least nine regional arts officers across the state.
RASN was developed in response to consultation with more than 330 stakeholders and addresses the consultation’s key findings for regions to prioritise local needs and build networking and collaboration across regions and between artists and companies.
The model focusses on highlighting the value of the arts in delivering social and economic benefit that ultimately work to deliver regional development outcomes.
CQUniversity has been appointed as the Central Queensland Provider.