QPAC and Queensland Conservatorium Announce New Educational Partnership
With the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University being almost neighbours in the Brisbane Cultural Precinct, it should not surprise anyone that collaborations between the two should happen regularly. But in a more formal process, the organisations earlier today announced a partnership that will see students from the Conservatorium train and study in-residence at QPAC throughout the year.
The partnership is pitched as follows:
The 5 + 5-year partnership will provide Conservatorium students with access to three purpose-built rehearsal spaces at QPAC year-round and will allow the University to consolidate its performing arts courses at its South Bank campus.
It is a little surprising that a partnership of this magnitude hadn’t occurred already, however with in-coming changes to QPAC with the new performing arts venue and a return to normalcy following the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, now will hopefully be the time to kickstart the careers of the next generation of Australian performing arts graduates.
Continue reading below for statements from representatives of both QPAC and Queensland Conservatorium:
More specifics will surely be unveiled as the partnership gets underway.