Sunday, March 29, 2009

2009 Calendar of Events


Friday October 2, 2009. 7 pm. (Brisbane). QLD STORYTELLING GUILD INC: AGM and GATHER OF STORYTELLERS.
Information is distributed via the members e-group. Please contact the Guild for details.

Saturday May 16. Brisbane Living Heritage Expo (Brisbane City Hall).
Qld Storytelling Guild members will work with Museum of Brisbane curators to bring objects from the MOB collection 'to life'. Story slam on mystery objects provided by organisations displaying in City Hall. Performance times to be confirmed.

Fri (eve) July 24 - Sun (lunch) July 26. (Sydney). ADVANCE STORYTELLING IN AUSTRALIA.
National gathering of storytellers to discuss festivals, professional development, improving communication across the Australian storytelling community; developing alliances within the Asia-Pacific region.

GENERAL ITEMS to end December 31:

Qld Touring Fund for performing arts touring by individuals and organisations in Queensland in 2010 and 2011.May be interstate or Qld performers. Application form and guidelines at or (07) 3224 4896 (Arts Queensland).
Closing date for 2010: Friday 13 November 2009
Closing date for 2011: Friday 26 February 2010

GENERAL ITEMS to end June 30:

March 31 (tbc). Artists submissions close for: Brisbane Cabaret Festival 2009 (held in October)

March 31 (tbc). Artists submissions close for Tasmanian International Storytelling Festival 2009 (held in Hobart)

April 1. Visions of Australia Grant closes for projects commencing September 1, 2009.
Funding to eligible organisations to develop and tour exhibitions of cultural material across Australia.

April 9-13. National Folk Festival & National Folk Conference (held in Canberra)
April - August 31: Applications accepted for artists submissions to National Folk Festival for 2010.

May 15, 5.00 pm. Artists submissions close for
Woodford Folk Festival 2009-2010

May 16. Brisbane Living Heritage Expo, Brisbane City Hall (see above).

May 25. Australia Council: Community Partnerships Grant closes

May 31. Gambling Community Development Funds closes: http://

May 31. The Dreaming Festival (indigenous festival at Woodford Folk Festival site): Artists submissions close for 2010:

June 5. Community Heritage Grants close (administered through National Library Australia)
Grants of up to $15000 may be awarded to community groups for preservation and training workshops re. preserving cultural material.

June 5-8. The Dreaming Festival (Woodford, Qld): http://

June 15. Playing Australia Grant closes for tours commencing after Jan 1, 2010
Supporting tours by performing artists to regional and remote Australia.

June 15. Your City Nights competition (ABC-radio national).
The City Nights Project is calling for text, audio, video and stills contributions that reflect the experience of the city, at night. Contributions are welcome in any genre, and the stories are as big or as small as the city. The best contributions will be selected, performed and be part of a program on radio national with full credits of course.

June 30. National Folk Fellowship: 2010 applications close.
Guarantees attendance at National Folk Conference and performance at National Folk Festival. (since 2004).