Part conference and part festival, Arts Ablaze is a regional celebration of arts and culture taking place at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn from Wednesday 2 to Sunday 6 October 2019. 

Managed by Scenic Rim Regional Council, Arts Ablaze is focused on the transformation of regional communities and arts practice through attitudes, access, people and place and is the first event of its type to be held in Queensland in many years.

Early Bird Bookings are now open! Delegates can purchase a range of conference packages at an early bird rate until Friday 30 August. For registration and accommodation information, click here. Full registration will be payable from 31 August to 30 September.

The full program will be released in July, with highlights including First Nation projects and perspectives, panel discussions and forums, PechaKucha sessions from regional arts projects across Queensland, discussion of funding options and what major art organisations can offer the regions, exhibitions, site activations, a cocktail function, arts dinner and networking events.

arTour will also host a one-day Touring Showcase at Arts Ablaze on Friday 4 October. This will feature a dynamic mix of production pitching and time for planning and discussion between producers and presenters to create stronger, more meaningful touring outcomes. Showcase is designed to maximise opportunities for productions that meet the 2021 programming needs of managed venues. For more information, click here


The Arts Ablaze Festival is free and open to the public from 4pm Friday 4 October until 5pm Sunday 6 October and will include workshops, food trucks, roving performers, artisan markets and performances.

It's not too late to get involved as a volunteer: 

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The Arts Ablaze is funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund, and proudly supported by The Regional Arts Services Network, an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in Regional Queensland, CQ University Australia and the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.