Welcome from Janice Charlish, President.

Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live, paying respects to Elders past, present and future.

The arts and the community is important to me. As the President of the Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc., I work with some of the most creative, talented people in the Moreton Bay Region. TheMoreton Bay Arts Council Inc. connects the dots between creative makers, thinkers, places, supporters and audiences and key stakeholders through Advocacy, Learning, Networking and Partnerships.

The Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. is run by volunteers and we work with the arts and cultural community promoting the value of creative enterprise and artistic expression as drivers of innovation, business, culture and regional identity. Our network links the arts and cultural groups across our region from Samford to Woodford, Caboolture to Bribie Island and from Redcliffe to Pine Rivers and Surrounds.  With the support from our members and with the support of Moreton Bay Regional Council, Quest Newspapers, 99.7 Bridge FM Radio, Redcliffe Cultural Centre and Arts Queensland, we are the arts peak body for the region.

I encourage you to be a participant in our region’s arts and cultural activities. If you are an artist, a performer, a creative, producer, a maker or a patron contact us.

Please join us and share your thoughts, help us continue to make the Moreton Bay Regional Council area richer through the arts, while guarding the natural creative essence in this wonderful place we call home.

Sincerely

Janice Charlish

President, Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc.

WHO ARE WE?

Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. is a non-profit arts organisation run by volunteers. It was first established in Redcliffe in 2003 as one of 150 arts councils in Queensland, affiliated with Artslink Queensland. Today the Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. an independent arts organisation working across the Moreton Bay Region.

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

We create and facilitate:

•  Regional arts networks,

•  Partnerships with government, businesses and local organisations,

•  Opportunities for local arts makers,

•  Showcases for the arts and cultural communities,

•  Sustainable arts industries that support regional tourism.

 

Through our activities, we strive to:

•  Link talented people with other artists and performers and with their potential audiences,

•  Inform existing audiences and develop new audiences for the arts and cultural activities,

•  Create opportunities for local art makers,

•  Support and promote artists and arts activities in the region,

•  Provide professional development for artists and arts groups in the region,

•  Be a link and help create partnerships between the arts, government and businesses,

•  Support sustainable arts industries and regional tourism,

•  Honour regional arts, cultural traditions and histories.

 

OUR STORY

Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. commenced as the Redcliffe and District Arts Council in April 2003. In 2009, when the newly named Moreton Bay Regional Council was formed, Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. embraced this entire region and was one of 50 local arts councils in Queensland affiliated with Artslink Queensland until March 2016.

Today it is an independent, non-profit, insured for public liability ($30,000,000), incorporated and financially stable organisation.

The Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. charter is to foster the development of young emerging artists and to provide a forum to encourage networking and collaboration.  We strive to make arts activities and events accessible and affordable to the community by hosting cultural events, exhibitions, live performances and open forums.

MISSION

The Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. is a peak body designed to support, encourage, empower and promote artistic and creative talent for groups and individuals within our region by providing networking, professional development and events.

VALUES

Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. values:

•  Diversity and inclusive practices in all arts forms, cultures and groups,

•  The promotion of the arts and culture in the Moreton Bay Region and beyond,

•  Accessible and affordable arts activities.

STRUCTURE

Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. is managed by the executive committee, consisting of a president, a vice president, a secretary and a treasurer.

There are a number of supporting roles which include a meeting chairperson and a meeting minute taker as well as special subcommittees to manage key activities in the community: Creative Voices Forum, Handmade Meets the Arts Markets, Moreton Bay Regional Arts Directory (MBRAD), the Exhibition Team and the Working Together Group which regularly meets with the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

OUR CURRENT TEAM
Janice Charlish
President
As president for the past 10 years, Janice has combined her skills as artist and curator with over twenty years professional experience in retail business management to identify and grow opportunities for creatives in the region: Creative Voices Forums, Handmade Meets the Arts Markets, artist professional development workshops, Arts Directory and more.
Yutaka ‘Tad’ Tadokoro
Vice President
Tad is a well known potter of excellence and has been with MBAC for seven years now and combined with his ten years as president of the Redcliffe Pottery Group has long standing commitment to supporting the regional arts scene. He has also served on the RADF Advisory Committee.
Elizabeth Blomberg
Treasurer
Since moving to the Redcliffe Peninsula six years ago Elizabeth has developed her art again with MBAC, especially as a writer and photographer. She has a diverse range of experiences and expertise gained from a career in teaching, marketing and promotion, natural health and administration. Elizabeth also edits the email newsletter and manages the website.
Wendy McHugh
Secretary
Wendy has held many key positions in community arts organisations for over 35 years as well as enjoying a full-time career as an educator, working in primary and secondary sectors and administration. Wendy is engaged in her own arts practice exploring colour and marks on paper and fabric, botanical printing and making artist books.
LOOKING TO BECOME A MEMBER?

Complete a single or family/group application here. Alternatively please see here for manual forms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). 

The RADF is a partnership between Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.