Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds (Artistic Director)

Radvan, Mark (2008) Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds (Artistic Director). [Festival]

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The Out of the Box Festival was founded in 1994 by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and has been held biannually ever since both within and around the centre in what is now known as the Cultural Precinct at Southbank. It is unique in Australia in that it caters entirely to children aged 8 years and under, with a highly curated program of ticketed performance events, workshops and free arts-based events. It is attended by school and kindergarten groups and by families, and besides engaging children in high quality arts experiences, the festival is also a platform for advocating the developmental and educational benefits of the arts for children. Dr Mark Radvan was the artistic director of the 2008 festival, with responsibility for developing the curatorial direction of each festival, for creating and programming its events, and for working with festival partners The Queensland Art Gallery, The Queensland Museum, The State Library of Queensland and The Queensland Theatre Company. Radvan designed selected and commissioned works to demonstrate how the arts create memorable, celebratory and immersive experiences that stimulate children’s imagination, their curiosity and confidence about the material world and the cultures of its people. A core event was an outdoor music and dance performance space featuring entirely Indigenous performers that was not only the beating heart of the festival, but served to underlie the importance of mainstreaming awareness of our first peoples in the increasingly culturally diverse communities of children attending.

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ID Code: 80788
Item Type: Creative Work (Festival)
Refereed: Yes
Measurements or Duration: 10th-15th June 2008
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Brisbane 2008-06-10 2008-06-15
Keywords: Out Of The Box, Festival, Children, Brisbane, QPAC, theatre for children, art for children
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2015 04:07
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 00:56

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