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Thank you, Member for Cairns and Minister for Tourism and Sport Michael Healy MP, for your private member's statement, acknowledging JUTE CEO and Artistic Director Suellen Maunder's achievements, including winning the Gold Matilda recently. We appreciate your support!

For a written version:
documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/speeches/spk2024/Michael_Healy-Cairns-20240307-422710789160.pdf
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2 days ago

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Congratulations Suellen Hx

Throwback Thursday: back to January 23rd, 2001, when Kathryn Ash, then Chair of the JUTE Theatre Company board, received a letter from Minister Matt Foley with the wonderful news that $2.7m of funding had been allocated to develop the Centre of Contemporary Arts as an arts accommodation solution for Just Us Theatre Ensemble and Kick Arts Collective Inc. (now @NorthSite Contemporary Arts ). 23 years later, and the building is home to not only JUTE and NorthSite, but many more organisations. 

In the photos: the letter and Minister Matt Foley at the unveiling of the Jelly Babies.Image attachment

Throwback Thursday: back to January 23rd, 2001, when Kathryn Ash, then Chair of the JUTE Theatre Company board, received a letter from Minister Matt Foley with the wonderful news that $2.7m of funding had been allocated to develop the Centre of Contemporary Arts as "an arts accommodation solution for Just Us Theatre Ensemble and Kick Arts Collective Inc." (now @NorthSite Contemporary Arts ). 23 years later, and the building is home to not only JUTE and NorthSite, but many more organisations.

In the photos: the letter and Minister Matt Foley at the unveiling of the Jelly Babies.
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3 days ago

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Where would JUTE have been without it? Bring back the Jelly Babies!

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Welcome to the exciting world of ‘The Accidental Bride,’ a captivating new theatrical creation by the talented Shoba Sadler, a published writer, journalist, and emerging playwright of Indian heritage hailing from the Far North. As a proud graduate of JUTE’s Write Sparks script development program in 2022, Shoba brings her unique voice and cultural perspective to the forefront.

Recently, we held a Creative Development with a showcase for this work at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre - and as the pictures can attest, it was colourful and loads of fun!

Photos by Manveer Singh Photography

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Welcome to the exciting world of ‘The Accidental Bride,’ a captivating new theatrical creation by the talented Shoba Sadler, a published writer, journalist, and emerging playwright of Indian heritage hailing from the Far North. As a proud graduate of JUTE’s Write Sparks script development program in 2022, Shoba brings her unique voice and cultural perspective to the forefront.

Recently, we held a Creative Development with a showcase for this work at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre - and as the pictures can attest, it was colourful and loads of fun!

Photos by Manveer Singh Photography

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The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
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1 week ago

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Looks fantastic when can we look forward to coming to enjoy this wonderful production?

Fantastic

Looks amazing..

Thank you, Doug Robins from ArtsHub, for this wonderful review of Perseverance Street Theatre Companys production GRIT: The Stories. The Town. The Music. It was our pleasure to be able to tour this work along the coast so that more people in regional centres could see this play. 

To read the full review: https://www.artshub.com.au/news/reviews/performance-review-grit-perseverance-street-studio-queensland-2713083/

This tour was also made possible thanks to the RAF funding received from the Federal Government and Flying Arts. We are ever so grateful for your investment in regional arts!

Thank you, Doug Robins from ArtsHub, for this wonderful review of Perseverance Street Theatre Company's production GRIT: The Stories. The Town. The Music. It was our pleasure to be able to tour this work along the coast so that more people in regional centres could see this play.

To read the full review: www.artshub.com.au/news/reviews/performance-review-grit-perseverance-street-studio-queensland-271...

This tour was also made possible thanks to the RAF funding received from the Federal Government and Flying Arts. We are ever so grateful for your investment in regional arts!
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2 weeks ago

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A wonderful production with a troupe of very talented actors!

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GRITDeveloped in 2022 after Gympie’s devastating floods, GRIT is an original work co-devised by Perseverance Street Theatre Company (Gympie) team in collaboration with the local community to honour regional

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Thank you, Member for Cairns and Minister for Tourism and Sport Michael Healy MP, for your private member's statement, acknowledging JUTE CEO and Artistic Director Suellen Maunder's achievements, including winning the Gold Matilda recently. We appreciate your support! 

For a written version: 
https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/speeches/spk2024/Michael_Healy-Cairns-20240307-422710789160.pdf

Thank you, Member for Cairns and Minister for Tourism and Sport Michael Healy MP, for your private member`s statement, acknowledging JUTE CEO and Artistic Director Suellen Maunder`s achievements, including winning the Gold Matilda recently. We appreciate your support!

For a written version:
https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/speeches/spk2024/Michael_Healy-Cairns-20240307-422710789160.pdf
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Thank you, Doug Robins from ArtsHub, for this wonderful review of Perseverance Street Theatre Company's production GRIT: The Stories. The Town. The Music. It was our pleasure to be able to tour this work along the coast with presenting partners so that more people in regional centres could see this play. 

To read the full review: https://www.artshub.com.au/news/reviews/performance-review-grit-perseverance-street-studio-queensland-2713083/

This tour was also made possible thanks to the RAF funding received from the Federal Government and Flying Arts. We are ever so grateful for your investment in regional arts!

Thank you, Doug Robins from ArtsHub, for this wonderful review of Perseverance Street Theatre Company`s production GRIT: The Stories. The Town. The Music. It was our pleasure to be able to tour this work along the coast with presenting partners so that more people in regional centres could see this play.

To read the full review: https://www.artshub.com.au/news/reviews/performance-review-grit-perseverance-street-studio-queensland-2713083/

This tour was also made possible thanks to the RAF funding received from the Federal Government and Flying Arts. We are ever so grateful for your investment in regional arts!
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Good news day! 

We're so grateful to receive funding again from Multicultural Affairs, Queensland Government to build on our previous successes with the programs "In My Shoes" and "Breaking Ground" which we delivered in partnership with Centacare FNQ and Cairns African Association! Senior Creative Producer Kathryn Ash will be working with these stakeholders again, on a new project called "Ubuntu", to create a platform for refugee and migrant stories from the North. Stay tuned!

Good news day!

We`re so grateful to receive funding again from Multicultural Affairs, Queensland Government to build on our previous successes with the programs "In My Shoes" and "Breaking Ground" which we delivered in partnership with Centacare FNQ and Cairns African Association! Senior Creative Producer Kathryn Ash will be working with these stakeholders again, on a new project called "Ubuntu", to create a platform for refugee and migrant stories from the North. Stay tuned!
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JUTE Theatre Company

From humble beginnings in regional obscurity, stretched and moulded through years of hard work, fuelled by tenacity, rigour and persistence, JUTE Theatre Company has become a dynamic, award-winning, nationally regarded new work theatre company, sitting at the forefront of industry practice and consistently seeking new boundaries to explore in theatre practice.

Drawing on over three decades of industry experience, JUTE is a crucible in which new stories and perspectives are forged that inspire our communities and allow us all to reimagine ourselves through powerful shared theatre experiences. JUTE yields the floor to regional voices to examine the marginal, the unexplored, the unforeseen, to create stories that impact us deeply and change our world.

We do this through a wide range of inclusive programs of new work development, productions and touring, our Dare to Dream regional and remote tours with residencies, training, mentorship and community outreach.

Click here for more info about JUTE…

Acknowledgement of Country

JUTE wishes to pay its respects to Elders, past and present, of the lands where we work, live and perform. JUTE acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land as well as the many regional areas where visit, tour and produce work. We recognise that these lands have always been places of art and story-telling.