Cheryl Jorgensen from Arts Queensland spoke of Bundaberg venues being able to secure top-quality entertainment.
Cheryl Jorgensen from Arts Queensland spoke of Bundaberg venues being able to secure top-quality entertainment. ROB BARICH

Bundaberg to bag more live acts

BUNDABERG entertainment venues will have the chance to secure one of 36 fresh travelling acts as part of Arts Queensland’s “Coming to a Place Near You” touring program.

Arts Queensland development officer Cheryl Jorgensen spoke about the new opportunity on Monday night for the Bundaberg region to take advantage of the new initiative.

Bundaberg Creative Regions director Judy Pippen was in the audience and was impressed with what Mrs Jorgensen had to say.

“There are great opportunities for us to experience live entertainment, and not just in the regular theatre venues,” she said.

She mentioned the Playhouse and Moncrieff Theatre as quality venues for live acts, but encouraged people to broaden their horizons in light of the Arts Queensland initiative.

“If the right networking occurs we could have performances in the botanic gardens, on boats or vineyards. People just need to open their minds,” Mrs Pippen said.

Mrs Jorgensen said applications could be made to secure any of the 36 offers from December 18 on the Queensland Touring Service website.

“It might only cost a business $200 to get an act here, and then if they market it correctly they can make a profit off the door taking,” Mrs Pippen said.

After the success of Crush, Mrs Pippen said the region was crying out for more live entertainment.

“It’s just another opportunity for us to put our hand up and secure a host of live acts,” she said.

For more information on the Arts Qld touring service, visit www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/funds-tour.html.



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