#ArtsBundyAtHome aims to connect the Bundaberg Region’s arts community, encourage opportunities for artist employment and to provide platforms for professional development relevant to artistic practise. Bundaberg Regional Council is taking the opportunity to reconnect with the arts sector through the current COVID-19 restrictions and we want to hear from you about how we can support the arts community’s recovery.  


Register your event with Arts Bundaberg via our events website, What's On Bundaberg, and simply tag it with #ArtsBundyAtHome in the description. Your event will be featured alongside all things ArtsBundy online and all in one place.

Please ensure you choose ‘Online – Supported by Arts Bundaberg’ in the 'Events Address' drop down menu options so that it can be displayed correctly.

Are you planning on promoting an online event or workshop during COVID-19 restrictions?

Promote it here!

Ideas and Conversations

Join in our ‘Ideas and Conversations’ create online forums, hear guest speakers talk about issues relevant to industry recovery and have your say along the way. These are free with a particular emphasis on engaging with the arts community of the Bundaberg Region, but anyone can join.

Topics include: 

  • The Art of Positivity – a discussion about changing the narrative from a “woe is me” outlook to a proactive approach looking at the vital role the arts has in connecting and uniting a community. 
  • Industry Crisis to Recovery – bringing together a number of expert speakers such as industry crisis management professionals, psychologists and those involved with previous disaster recovery work to look at the tangible and intangible impacts of crisis, but also to talk about positive ways out.;
  • Business Thinking – the Bundaberg Region has quite a number of artists, but few who have high level business skills or producing/curatorial skills. This session would bring together two locals who do have those skills to talk about business planning and creative thinking about opportunities.
  • Community Responses – this session would give an opportunity for key people in the community, an invited panel of stakeholders representing different sectors of the community, to respond in their own ways to the three previous sessions.

Recorded Webinars Here

Funding Opportunities

Bundaberg Regional Council is developing a plan to activate the arts sector and to assist its recovery after the pandemic restrictions through a project called “Art as an Act of Optimism.”

This plan involves a number of paid opportunities for artists and arts organisations based in the Bundaberg Region. All of these opportunities will be contracted through an Expression of Interest process, open for a limited time in June 2020. EOIs will be assessed by the Regional Arts Development Fund Committee and funds will be available from 1 July.

Click on the sections below to find out more details on each opportunity. 


We are looking to support paid opportunities for artists including online workshops and performances supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

We are looking to support up to 25 artists and arts organisations to host online workshops and/or performances. The RADF Committee is looking for the broadest range of artists to be included in this part of the program. The purpose of this part of the program is to demonstrate the breadth of talent we have in the Bundaberg Region.
The fee for this project is $500 (ex GST) including all materials.


Podcasts (Musicians)

Bundaberg Now has begun broadcasting a weekly podcast featuring news and highlights of activities happening through Council and in the region. Up to 10 musicians will be offered the opportunity to record their new works and have these recordings played as part of this new podcast.

Fees for this are $250 (ex GST) and artists will receive a copy of the recording. Given the limited funds, it is likely that artists will be sole performers/singer-songwriters, but there is no limit on style, genre or number of artists. The fee will be the same regardless of the number of artists involved. Recordings will be arranged at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre under strict COVID Safe arrangements.


At Home Residences

More extended opportunities are being provided for up to 10 artists for a month-long artist residency at home. Any type of artist may apply.

The focus will be on how the outcomes of your residency will assist to reactivate the community during or after the pandemic shut-downs. There are a maximum of 10 residencies available at $1,000 (ex GST) per project. There may be up to an additional $500 available for materials if required.



How to Apply

Artists are asked to provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) by close of business on Thursday, 25 June 2020. This is a simplified, quick turnaround process. Please simply email the following to Rod Ainsworth, Manager Arts & Cultural Services at rod.ainsworth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

  • An overview of your project and how it is new/different
    • For Podcasts, the work cannot have previously been recorded or broadcast
    • For workshops/performances, you need to demonstrate that it is new/unique and not a copy of other styles of activity currently available in the digital space
    • For artists/organisations applying for the At Home Residencies, please outline how your project will help to reactivate the Bundaberg Region during or after the pandemic shut-downs
  • A copy of your CV
  • Example/s of your work

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.