The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC) is a non profit  volunteer based organisation that provides a diverse and adventurous artistic program of events throughout the Ravensthorpe region. In January 2013 the group appointed a paid part time Coordinator to help with administrative duties and allow volunteers to focus on project delivery.  Annual funding is currently received from the Shire of Ravensthorpe and Country Arts WA.

Each year RRAC hosts various art activities, events and workshops to meet the artistic needs of the community; to develop audiences and participants, encouraging the use of arts to build community cohesion and identity.

RRAC is currently one of only 2 'Key' Country Arts WA organisations in WA. With the reputation of hosting high quality events and providing art opportunities to the community, it continues as a strong organisation, growing with the changing needs of the Ravensthorpe region. 

RRAC seeks to build partnerships with local businesses, community groups, government and individuals in order to further develop art in the wider region.
RRAC provides a positive economic stimulus to the region with grants, sponsorships and partnerships bringing in external money to the area. This positive economic impact on the region builds upon the services of local businesses, community members and local government; raising the profile of the Shire of Ravensthorpe for all stakeholders.

Current 2017 committee members are;
A Foulds (Chairperson)
J Chambers (Vice Chairperson)
D Belli (Treasurer)
F O'Brien (Secretary)
K Duffy (Coordinator)
J Edwards (Project Officer)
R Goldfinch (Life Member)
M Norman (Life Member)
R Hillier
J Biddulph
K Wilson
E Spengler

1 comment:

  1. Dear Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council Inc,

    Sharon Flindell from writingWA passed on your email.

    I’m the Secretary of WA Poets Inc, a not for profit organisation managed entirely by volunteers, and each year we organise and produce a poetry festival in August. This festival features, alongside selected local poets, an international and two national poets.

    This year, one of the national poets, Peter Bakowski (biography attached), is keen to present a couple of poetry events in Esperance - a Poetry Pep Talk and Poetry Doctor sessions (see attached event descriptors) and possibly a poetry reading (entry by donation). He intends arriving on 23 August from Albany and leaving on 25 August.

    What I’m asking, is this something that you, through the library, could organise, manage and promote?

    In return, Peter (and his wife Helen and their small dog) would like to be billeted with a local poet/writer during their stay in Albany (but any hospitable person would do, however Peter is allergic to cats). WA Poets Inc intends applying for a grant to help cover costs towards accommodation, fuel and a stipend for Peter but the success of this grant is not guaranteed. In which case we would rely on your hospitality and whatever can be collected as entry fees for the events. Unfortunately, WA Poets Inc is not flush with funds and would be unable to contribute towards costs.

    If you are interested, please let me know ASAP.