Kalgoorlie – Boulder to host ‘Arts on the Edge’
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, in Western Australia’s Goldfields-Esperance region, has been chosen to host the nation’s most prestigious forum on creativity, culture and regional arts — the 2014 Regional Arts Australia’s national conference and festival.
Ron Yuryevich, Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, said the City was extremely pleased to have the opportunity to showcase the creativity of the region with the nation’s arts leaders, saying that the conference and festival would offer a memorable artistic and cultural adventure for delegates and visitors.
Regional Arts Australia’s ninth national biennial conference and festival will be held in spring 2014, bringing together hundreds of artists, academics, volunteers, government and community representatives from around Australia to consider and celebrate arts and culture and its impact and contribution to the creativity and identity of regional Australia.
Suzie Haslehurst, Chair of Country Arts WA, said the region would provide a stunning backdrop for future planning by Australia’s regional arts leaders.
“Australia is already a world leader in regional arts management and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, with its entrepreneurial spirit and iconic Australian identity, will foster adventurous artistic and cultural exchanges to bring out the best in everyone involved.
“We are very excited about creating a memorable program and look forward to announcing our Artistic Director very soon,” she said.