what’s new

Want to keep up to date with what young and emerging artists, independent practitioners and organisations working with young people in the Queensland arts and creative industries are up to?

Looking for upcoming opportunities and events including grant rounds, employment offers, submission deadlines and professional development opportunities?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

Browse our news and upcoming sections to find the latest news and announcement, current opportunities and upcoming events or get inspired by the latest blog postings from both YAQ staff and independent contributors associated with young people in the arts and creative industries in Queensland.

Can’t find what you are looking for or want to see your own news and events featured here?

Contribute! The YAQ website is the platform to help you spread the news, get the word out there and connect with like-minded people!

blog categories – an explanation

To make browsing through the new YAQ blog that little bit easier, we thought it best to give you a little more information about our blog categories. Feel free to comment or share any of these postings – they are here to talk about.

  • Showbiz
    If you want to read or post anything about arts business, this is just the place for you. From job interview tips and tricks, to dealing with project stress to what’s happening in the world of arts business.
  • Reviews
    Have you seen something cool and interesting – a play, performance or even a website – that you want to comment on and share with other people? Recently purchased an incredible album or want to rave about the sheer brilliance of a book you just finished reading? This is your stop! Post your reviews here, read other reviews and compare experiences.
  • Behind the scenes
    Would you like to know what it’s really like working in the arts? Update people on the progress of your current project or tell people how you mastered your last event? Behind the scenes is the place to share anything and everything regarding your work as an artist, arts worker or event extraordinaire…
  • Q&A
    Q&A is arts interview central! Check out some of the local emerging artists in your area. From Cairns to the Gold Coast and beyond, we have Queensland covered. Do you know someone who is knee deep in the arts and should be interrogated? Interview them and post it here.
  • Soundboard
    Do you want to be heard? Have a question you want some help with? Want to give some advice or feedback? If you are up for some really good discussion, post here for top quality support, feedback and mental stimulation.
  • My Precious
    Contrary to what you might think, this is not a category dedicated to The Lord of the Rings. This is the blog category for anything creative that you find interesting and want to share with the wider community. Lost for inspiration? Browse through this category to find those missing brainwaves.
  • Random
    We don’t expect everyone to have the arts on their brain 24/7 so this is the chill pad filled with off-topic fun. Hilarious YouTube videos? Check. Amusing photos and pictures? Check. Side-splittingly funny songs? Check. Random thoughts? Check. So sit back, put your feet up and read and relax or lean forward over the keyboard and post your heart out.