Due to the lockdowns in South East Queensland, we regret to advise that this event has been cancelled. All ticketholders will be contacted and refunded.

Due to the lockdowns in South East Queensland, we regret to advise that this event has been cancelled. All ticketholders will be contacted and refunded.

Fraser Coast Regional Council and the Central Queensland
Regional Arts Services Network (CQRASN) invites you to:


An Arts Networking Breakfast


This special event is dedicated to focusing on developing an arts enriched future for the Fraser Coast. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of guest speakers, network with others and enjoy a delicious light breakfast.

Program includes:

  • Welcome to Country by Butchulla Community Member, Karen Hall.
  • Connect and Share: The Fraser Coast Arts & Cultural Strategy 2022 -2026 with Susan Davis.
  • Transform your career pathway with Ant McKenna, Creative Business Champion.
  • Regional arts opportunities with Trudie Leigo, CQRASN.

Special guests: Sue Davis, Ant McKellan & Trudie Leigo

Dr Susan Davis

Dr Sue Davis has been engaged by Fraser Coast Council to develop a draft of the strategy and lead the engagement program with the region’s creative community after previously working with the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg councils to develop their Arts and Culture Strategies. She is an independent curator, teacher, artist, writer and researcher, Adjunct Associate Professor with CQUniversity after serving as an arts lecturer and teacher, Deputy Dean Research and CQ RASN initiator and manager. She has extensive experience in arts leadership, participatory process, community engagement, qualitative research, trans-disciplinary creative practice, professional writing and communications. She is committed to promoting community transformation and fulfillment through the arts and creativity, especially in regional contexts.

Ant McKenna

Ant has been working in creativity for 30 years and has gained a reputation as a dynamic and forward-thinking artist, worker, producer, project developer, fund sourcing specialist and manager. Ant has taken time away from being Program Manager of Brisbane Multicultural Art Centre (BEMAC), where he oversaw programs at the Qld Multicultural Art Centre (QMC) and across South East Queensland, including Arts Queensland’s Regional Arts Services Network in Logan & Ipswich as well as partnering with District Studios to produce the QUBE Effect project for Brisbane City Council.

Previously Ant has worked with Arts Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council as well as Q Music. He is also a Director of the Creative Arts Alliance and continue to work as a musician.

As a Creative Business Champion Ant offers support to develop great funding applications, fund sourcing plans and income generating strategies. He can help with budgets, planning, project development, partnership development, etc but just generally helping you to find dollars to support your creative work.

Trudie Leigo, Regional Arts

Trudie Leigo is an independent curator and arts consultant who has worked in the arts industry for over 18 years. During her career she has worked in commercial, not for profit and public galleries in Sydney and Bundaberg.

She has successfully run her own creative business as a freelancer for the past 5 years. Trudie holds an MA in Museum Studies and a BA in Art History & Theory and Social Anthropology from the University of Sydney.

Trudie is passionate about regional arts practice and helping artists and arts workers to build their careers. Trudie also works part time for the Regional Arts Services Network as the project officer for the Wide Bay Burnett. 

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Visit the Arts & Culture Strategy 2022-2026 Engagement Hub to connect & share with us to help shape our culture into the future.