…Must Go On supporting new performance works from SEQN


Creative Arts Alliance has seeded a new initiative to support the growth and sustainability of the performing arts sector across the South East Queensland North (SEQN) region. 

Through Must Go On seven performance creators are taking part in an online incubation and mentorship program that is designed to collectively support their business and artistic skills, as well as their health and wellbeing.

Restricted venue operations due to COVID-19, has impacted on the support for the development of new performance work and …Must Go On is designed to provide the collegial environment necessary to create performance work whilst in isolation or socially distancing. 

We are delighted to announce the artists who have successfully secured a place in the program. They come from a diversity of performance practices such as comedy, drama, performance poetry and contemporary performance and are based across the SEQN region: 

  • Emma Che Raethke (Camp Mountain)
  • Alexandra Ellen (Cleveland)
  • David Knobel and Alex McKean (Maleny)
  • Anna Loren (Nambour)
  • Jenny Wynter and Angeline Wynter (Ferny Hills)

Liz Burcham, well known for positioning Metro Arts in Brisbane as a nationally-leading arts incubator, has designed the program that will see artists meet weekly online for 8 weeks to support  and test ideas, celebrate outcomes as well as meet with relevant industry leaders to learn from their knowledge and experience and extend their networks.

In addition to each artist having a mentor, they will also have a weekly session with Dr Margi Brown Ash who specialises in working with artists to strengthen their capacity to sustain artistic practice, be their best self and achieve their potential.

…Must Go On has been developed in consultation with the SEQN Presenters Network, which includes performing venues, festivals and industry leaders in response to COVID.

Katie Edmiston, manager of Creative Arts Alliance said “It’s been a thrill to discover new talent and ideas for new performance work that is in the making and know that when performing arts venues are able to fully reopen there will be works from this region to put on the stage.”

…Must Go On  is delivered by Creative Arts Alliance as part of our Regional Arts Services Network program, funded by Arts Queensland.