Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Employment Opportunity- RRAC Coordinator Position

Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council Inc. is seeking Expressions of Interest from an enthusiastic and energetic person to support their passion in the planning, development and delivery of the annual artistic program. The job is part time, approx. 10-15 hours per week, flexible hours can be worked from home, commence mid-August 2015.

Essential Requirements

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Excellent organisation skills; able to meet deadlines

·         Ability to work collaboratively as a team

·         Ability to work independently

·         Basic computer skills such as Word, Excel, Internet, Social Media

Desirable Requirements

·         Experience in the Arts Industry

·         Experience in Community Development

·         Experience in writing grant applications and acquittals

·         Project management and event planning

·         Marketing


All inquiries to Mel Daw on 0427 381530 or rraccoordinator@westnet.com.au

More Wearable Art

If you are making an outfit for the Ravensthorpe District Art Group's Wearable Art exhibition in September at the Wildflower Show Gala Dinner, why not enter this one as well and take a trip to Esperance!

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Creative Regions Fund Announced!

June 2015
Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council is proud to announce that they are receiving funding from the recently announced Royalties for Regions’ Creative Regions program which will see the State Government invest $24million in arts and culture in regional Western Australia over four years.
Jessica Machin, CEO of Country Arts WA which four years ago called on the State to open its eyes to the wide ranging benefits delivered to regional communities through culture and the arts, congratulated Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council and praised the State government on its investment which was unveiled this week by the Minister for Culture and Arts The Hon. John Day and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 10 June 2015.
Ms Machin said the allocation of funds is the largest and most significant investment in regional arts in Western Australia and across the country would support vibrancy and capacity building and positive social impact for the regions.
Known as the Royalties for Regions – Creative Regions program, the initiative will be delivered through a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and the Department of Regional Development (DRD).
Ainsley Foulds, current Chairperson of the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council, stated that the organisation is excited at the prospects this funding will enable it to achieve throughout the Shire of Ravensthorpe. The committee expects to meet with Key Stakeholders and consult its Strategic Plan to ensure this funding has a long lasting positive social impact on the community and supports the committee’s sustainability goals.
Overview of Scheme 4
Scheme 4 will be managed by Country Arts WA on behalf of the Department of Culture and the Arts. It will expand on existing partnerships and develop new partnerships and programs to strengthen regionally based arts and cultural organisations in Western Australia. The funding will provide services to regionally based arts organisations, artists and art workers across all art forms.  Programs will be informed by regional funding priorities identified in a 2013 survey which revealed strong support for the arts for regional people.  More info www.countryartswa.asn.au

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Gin and Tonics were flowing, fabulous food was consumed and gym gear was adorned; all in the name of community spirit and the arts! The show was attended by nearly 100 people including Ross Beckett, Country Arts WA Chairperson who travelled all the way from Esperance!

 The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council was proud to bring the Country Arts WA touring show “Gym and Tonic” to the Hopetoun Everett Golf Club on Monday May 25th 2015. The show was created and performed by Roz Hammond, as seen on Muriel’s Wedding, The Librarians and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell!
Roz Hammond played eight different gym-junkie characters in her self-penned, one woman show, based on her own work as a trainer in a women's gym. 

The vision was to make it more than just the show with additions such as delicious platters by Steele and Streets Woodfired Treats and café style cakes available after the show with proceeds going to the Hopetoun P&C.

Audience members were encouraged to dress up in their gym gear and participate in a mock “circuit” as they entered the Golf Club. Special mention to Carly Reeve who was awarded the best-dressed prize on the night. Carly won a massage voucher for Cassie’s Remedial Massage that was kindly donated by Cassie Badcock.

We thank the local community for supporting the Arts Council and coming along to the show, we hope everyone had an amazing night out!

The next Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council show is The Lost WW1 Diary by Damien Callinan at the Jerdacuttup Hall on Saturday August 29th 2015. It will be the last Country Arts WA touring show of the year that the RRAC will present in collaboration with the Jerdacuttup Community Association, so see you there!!!
Please enjoy these photos from the event.