Ebb+Flow Network Project

Ebb+Flow Network Project

Ebb+Flow has evolved from a Touring and Residency Framework driven by Hub organisation, North Midlands Project and adopted by the Regional Arts Network. 

Ebb+Flow sees multi-artform creatives from each of the WA regions (including Perth) explore the theme of Ebb+Flow with the Carnamah community in the Mid West region. This includes looking into how changes in regional areas are often temporary and how periods of decline and growth, drought and rain, hardship and prosperity are factors that ebb and flow outside of our control.  

Each residency includes seven community workshops to be held in different towns, schools, hospitals and at Culture+Arts Community Days 

The three-year framework consists of:  

  • 2021  – Ten multi-artform creatives from across each of the WA regions undertake a six-week residency in Carnamah (Mid West) to deliver community workshops and a solo exhibition
  • 2022  – Works created during each residency will focus on a joint exhibition, and the exhibition will tour each Network members locations across all nine regions
  • 2023  – All artworks will be showcased in Perth 

Find out more on the North Midlands Project website

Artist Development

The Regional Arts Network is working together to find opportunities to support the artists involved in the Ebb+Flow program. 

With funds provided by Minderoo Foundation through the Regional Arts Network initiative, the Network collectively decided that they would celebrate the artists and build their professional capacity by: 

  • Providing professional development for the artists 
  • Coordinating a series of stories highlighting each of the artists 
  • Investment in the artists’ travel and freight expenses  

Knowing that workshop delivery would be part of the Ebb+Flow program, the Network teamed up with Broome artist and educator Jacky Cheng to create a series of videos about workshop facilitation. The Network is delighted to provide these videos as a free resource to the wider arts sector. Click here to watch the videos.

“The Regional Arts Network has given organisations from all corners of the State the ability to work together to strengthen the regional arts sector. This particular collaborative project will result in over 130 activities activating the arts and culture of regional communities. We can’t wait to see the culmination of these activities driven by our Regional Arts Network, whose role is to connect, collaborate and share information through programs such the Network Residency and Touring Project.”

Regional Arts WA CEO Paul MacPhail

Read the media release

The Ebb+Flow project has been made possible by a grant awarded to North Midlands Project by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.

With support from Minderoo Foundation through the Regional Arts Network initiative, the Network will support skills development and travel expenses for artists throughout the project.

The Regional Arts Network is proudly supported by Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, and with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

Find out more on the North Midlands Project website
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