A significant Regional Arts Hub Gathering in Boorloo

A significant Regional Arts Hub Gathering in Boorloo

Natalie deRozario


Image: Representatives from Regional Arts Hubs including Goolarri Media Enterprises, The Junction co., Creality, Gardiner Street Arts Collective, ArtGold, Arts Margaret River, Southern Forest Arts and Regional Arts WA *missing North Midlands Projects representatives

In August, RAWA brought together the Regional Arts Network for a two-day collaboration, connection, and advocacy planning gathering. 

Dr Shona Erskine led the first day, facilitating an engaging session where each organisation had 15 minutes to speak to four upcoming Hub projects – each focusing on Advocacy, Leadership and Development, Collaboration and Visibility.  

The goal was to identify potential collaborations and areas of interest among the group, the Hubs needed to identify projects they are interested in collaborating on – watch this space. 

Shona then stepped the Network through a fuzzy cognitive process to look at projects differently and showed an alternative approach to linear project planning.  

On the second day, the group’s attention turned towards strategic planning of the Network initiative. Arts Consultant Ricky Arnold led this session in collaboration with RAWA. The group worked on fine-tuning the vision, mission and outcomes to inform and define the Network’s future role.   

It was a significant gathering and the first time every Hub from the Network could meet face-to-face, enabling this initiative’s continual success.   

Image (left to right): Participants Jodie Bell, Owen Hinton, Gwen Knox, Valeria Scoponi and RAWA staff member Gemma Robins.


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