Creative Pathways: another win for Shockwave!
Shockwave Festival is one of 64 events throughout Queensland chosen to receive a share of 1.8 million dollars in funding via the Queensland Government for the 2012 – 2013 period. Human Ventures will receive $25,000 to further develop the areas of event coordination and marketing for the 2013 Shockwave Festival.
According to James Boreham, General Manager at Human Ventures, “The generous support of the Events Queensland Regional Development Program enables Human Ventures to continue to invest in the skills development and capacity building of young people in Regional Queensland. These funds will be dedicated towards building skills and experience in Central West Queensland that will drive the long-term sustainability of the Shockwave Festival.”
Winner of the 2011 Outback Tourism Award for Best Event, Shockwave Festival is a stand out event on the Western Queensland calendar and the only event of it’s kind for young people in the Outback. Each year Shockwave brings hundreds of young people to Blackall to showcase their creative and leadership skills while celebrating self-expression and unity. It creates valuable social and economical benefits for the community and surrounding area.
The festival is the major showcase outcome for the Creative Pathways in the Central West program. Through this ongoing program young people across Central West Queensland develop self-confidence, creative arts and enterprise development skills that directly impact the growing success of Shockwave from year to year.
Dates for the 2013 Shockwave Festival are to be confirmed in the coming months.
Shockwave Festival is proudly supported by Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Longreach Regional Council, Winton Shire Council, Anglicare Central Queensland, IsaSkills Job Futures, 4LG & West FM Radio, CICADAS@Rapad, ABC Open, Queensland Museum, Coola Carpets Longreach, Blackall State School, St Josephs Catholic School and Hello Sunday Morning.
Creative Pathways In The Central West creative workshops and enterprise program is currently funded by: The Tim Fairfax Foundation, John Villiers Trust, Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Human Ventures.