Music makers invited to contribute to Whitsunday Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan

05 October 2022

CQUniversity Australia as the provider of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) for the Whitsundays' is calling on music lovers to contribute to the development of the new Whitsunday Arts' Culture and Heritage Plan (WACHP).

The RASN will be delivering several feedback' brainstorming and consultation sessions across the region' with the first session dedicated to music development.

The Harvest Whitsundays program will provide emerging musicians and industry practitioners with the opportunity to help shape the future of Whitsunday Regional Council arts and cultural policy.

Wanda Bennett' Regional Arts Manager for the RASN said that the specially designed music-focused event would help to bring people with a common interest in music together' so that they could contribute to the future of the local music industry.

"If you're a musician' industry practitioner' business or venue owner who is responsible for programming live entertainment' we encourage you to attend and share your voice.

"We want to hear from people from all backgrounds including musicians' singers' songwriters' photographers' event managers' stage techs' venue operators and anyone else in the business of music' about how to develop a vibrant and thriving regional music community and live music scene.

"This will include everything from what sort of professional development is needed to foster local talent' to what funding and resources are needed' and how the Council could support this'" Ms Bennett said.

The RASN will hold community and individual consultations as part of the Harvest Whitsundays program.

Consultations will be held on 6-7 October at various times' at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre.

The sessions will be led by Brisbane-based music industry leaders Stu Watters and Ant McKenna.

Those interested in attending a community or individual session can register their interest at

The RASN will also host additional community consultations as part of the development of the WACHP in other locations including Bowen' Collinsville and Airlie Beach.

Those sessions will focus on the full spectrum of arts' culture and heritage within the region.

Dates and locations for thsse events can be found at

For more information about the WACHP and attending a consultation please contact 0407 171 371 or email