Creative Regions Ltd

General information

Brief description of organisation

Creative Regions works to see regional communities thrive through creativity. The company transforms big ideas into high quality arts experiences that add value to regional communities.

Creative Regions produces performances, exhibitions, digital content and hybrid arts experiences that connect communities, governments and industry through the creativity of artists.

Industry and all levels of government partner with Creative Regions when they are looking for more relevant, compelling and unique methods to engage with communities in deeper and more creative ways.

Our approach makes a real difference to how regional people see themselves and how other people see them and the ideas that shape their lives.

- We often work over a long period of time to get a deep understanding and connection with the ideas that make a community tick. We believe that audiences are always central to our work. Listening to people in the communities and understanding the audiences for the work being made is central to everything we do.
- We work with partners – government, industry and community – to investigate and develop new work. We pride ourselves on our track record as a partner, collaborator, supporter and broker. We connect people, through art, in ways that they haven’t connected before.
- Creative Regions is a recognised leader in the arts industry. We lead through finding the energy and drivers in communities who have an equal stake in exploring ideas and making unique experiences that communicate them.
- We make experiences across a range of artforms including theatre, film, exhibitions, festivals, digital content and major events. all experiences are tailor-made to fit the idea, the audience and the participants in any project.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Creative Regions’ Artist in Residence Program aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to artists and the Bundaberg Region through skill development, ideas exchanges, exhibitions, screenings, performances and creation of new work inspired by our region.

Applications will be invited twice a year:
• Applications open 1st February for submission by 28th February
• Applications open 1st July for submission by 31st July

The proposal submitted by the artist must address at least one of the following criteria. The project:
• Leads to the creation of new work inspired by aspects of the Bundaberg Region or issues pertinent to the community; and/or
• Will provide specialized skill development to the community with quality creative industry or community cultural development outcomes; and/or
• Will present an exhibition, screening or performance that is relevant to events or programming in our region; and/or
• Relates to a core program of Creative Regions and the delivery of those programs i.e. Crush Festival, Place Activation or Socially Engaged Theatre.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Community Arts and Cultural Development
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

Creative Regions can assist applicants to source appropriate funding and support to suit their individual project.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
  • Other

Dependent on what the artist´s project concept is and the duration of stay

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


OtherRegional Queensland

  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Creative Regions can assist artists to access a wealth of resources to support all art forms within the region
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

It is a 351km train ride from Brisbane to Bundaberg on the Tilt Train - or approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. Trains can be booked through Queensland Rail.

By plane

Both Qantas and Virgin fly into Bundaberg from the Brisbane Domestic Airport. It is a 50 minute ride to Bundaberg.

By car

Bundaberg is a 4 hour drive north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway, exiting to the Isis Highway at Apple Tree Creek.

Nearest airport

Bundaberg Airport

Contact information

Creative Regions Ltd
67 Perry Street
4670 Bundaberg North

Phone: +61 7 4153 1218
Fax: +61741531218

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