Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - OPINION -

Port Dou­glas Artists is a group of ex­pe­ri­enced, pro­fes­sional artists prac­tis­ing in the Dou­glas Shire. These artists have been loosely in­volved with each other in var­i­ous art re­lated projects for many years.

In 2016 that re­la­tion­ship was for­malised into an in­cor­po­rated group which aims to pro­vide mem­bers with:

• Peer/col­le­giate sup­port and net­works

• Sup­port with devel­op­ing art based ini­tia­tives such as ex­hi­bi­tions and events

• Aware­ness of fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for artists and events

• Op­por­tu­ni­ties to as­sist lo­cal artists to in­crease their pro­file within the artis­tic and gen­eral com­mu­nity

Un­til re­cently, mem­ber­ship of the

group has been lim­ited to in­vited, pro­fes­sional artists.

How­ever, in re­sponse to in­ter­est from other com­mu­nity mem­bers, who are keen to bring their skills and ex­pe­ri­ence to sup­port­ing the aims of Port Dou­glas Artists, a ‘Friends of Port Dou­glas Artists’ mem­ber­ship has been cre­ated.

‘Friends’ may or may not be prac­tis­ing artists and any­one with an in­ter­est in the arts will be very wel­come. If that’s you, con­tact Sec­re­tary Jill Booth (jill.art@big­pond.net.au) for an ap­pli­ca­tion. www.port­dou­glasartists.com

Jill Booth, Port Dou­glas Artists Inc, 0439 886 480

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