North Australian Festival of Arts partnership commendable fit for CQUni

Published:03 June 2019

Townsville Mayor Cr Jenny Hill announces CQUniversity as the principal partner of the Northern Australian Festival of Arts

CQUniversity has partnered with the inaugural North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) that will see Townsville play host to hundreds of events throughout July.

NAFA is set to solidify Townsville as a world-class tourism and events destination and CQUni’s partnership with the event is one that ‘made sense’ according to Associate Vice-Chancellor Townsville and North West Queensland, Kari Arbouin.

“CQUniversity has courses at the Townsville campus in acting, dance and music which were established as a result of community demand in 2017,” Ms Arbouin said.

“Education programs are a critical part of the cultural fabric of a region and it is hoped that as we grow, our students in these courses will stay on and add value and strength to the arts scene here in Townsville,” she said.

“Partnering with NAFA provides our students with an opportunity to be part of an event that is already drawing performers from around Australia, both in being able to participate and to watch and learn from these world-class performers.”

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp said he was proud of the NAFA partnership and to have CQUni be a part of communities like Townsville where talent and culture was in abundance.

“As a world class university right in the heart of Townsville, we’re proud to be able to support the Townsville community by sponsoring events like the Northern Australian Festival of Arts,” Professor Klomp said.