Collie’s creative side in the spotlight

The community is invited to attend the free session taking place in the former Target Country building on Steere Street North from 4pm on Wednesday, February 20. Photo: Breeanna Tirant.
The community is invited to attend the free session taking place in the former Target Country building on Steere Street North from 4pm on Wednesday, February 20. Photo: Breeanna Tirant.

Collie’s creative side will be in the spotlight when an event is held in town to connect like-minded creatives and grow the local arts industries.

The South West Development Commission’s Creatives Converge event will incorporate a presentation on the Local Leadership Program, an initiative developed by Country Arts WA and the Creative Corner to support locals to build teams, share knowledge and drive projects utilising existing assets in their community.

 South West Development Commission acting chief executive officer Rebecca Ball said if you’re a creative or innovator you should come along to the event.

“This will be a chance to get together with like-minded people to look at what’s happening in the creative space as well as have input into the future direction of the local creative sector,” she said. 

“Collie is home to many talented creatives, and a burgeoning arts scene that offers up one of the richest arts prizes in regional Australia − and the idea is to build on the talent already in Collie and create a local arts hub that connects to the wider South West region.” 

There will also be a chance to learn more about the peak body for the creative sector in the South West region – the Creative Corner, hear from Screenwest about the WA film industry, and use creativity to spark ideas for improving the town centre during a CBD activation workshop led by the Shire of Collie.

Attendees will then get the chance to network, and enjoy live music by local talent Shae Digney.

The community is invited to attend the free session taking place in the former Target Country building on Steere Street North from 4pm on Wednesday, February 20.

To register your interest in attending, visit www.swdc.wa.gov.au