Scenic Rim Cultural Program during the

        Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast






 

 

Workshops

 

Call for Artists

Events 

Fires on Top of Mountains (FOTOM) is a multi-art form community arts activation that celebrates and showcases the culture, unique identity and stories of the Scenic Rim leading up to and during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

FOTOM Projects to be held over a 12 month period leading up to the Commonwealth Games include;

  • First Nation Shared Fire Project- Indigenous dance, storytelling and ceremony development
  • Shared Fire Community Story Project- Includes the development of a Peoples Orchestra and four narrative stories through consultation and collaborations across the region
  • Queens Baton Relay celebrations on Tamborine Mountain
  • Shared Fire Community Street Parties- culmination of the Shared Fire Community Story Project includes performances at Tamborine Mountain, Beaudesert, Boonah and Wyaralong Dam
  • IN Cabaret- an incubator program to develop skills and experience for emerging performers who will perform at Fire on Top of Mountains events
  • Fire and light works- Ephemeral and sculptural works developed through Artists in Residence and through community arts projects to activate all performances and celebrations
  • Shared Fire Beacon Project- the creation of sculptural fire cauldrons by local artisans for use during the program that will later be installed as permanent public art works across the region
  • Word on the Street: an anthology of stories about the Scenic Rim. A project to develop emerging writers who are mentored by the Queensland Writers Centre to capture stories about our place
  • Cultural Centre Programming - school holiday workshops, exhibitions and events that develop and encourage engagement with Fires on Top of Mountains program
  • Fire on Water Finale will be staged on the banks of  Wyaralong Dam and will bring together all events from the Fires on Top of Mountains program.

 

 

Fires on top of Mountains WORKSHOPS

2017 sees the launch of our In Cabaret series. Part incubator, part skill development opportunity for new and emerging performers, it includes the elements of vocal training, stage presence, stage craft, an introduction to stage makeup, working with an audience and peer critique.
The program is being offered to emerging and aspiring creative around the Scenic Rim through and Expression of Interest process, and participants have the opportunity to perform at the Fires on top of Mountains events during April 2018.

 

 

                                      

  The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in Regional Queensland.