Natascha Wernick, of Creative Caldera, is happy with the response to their  survey but hopes more creative people will get involved.
Natascha Wernick, of Creative Caldera, is happy with the response to their survey but hopes more creative people will get involved. Liana Turner

Creative Caldera needs your ideas

ABOUT 150 people have so far responded to a survey designed to establish new ways to encourage Tweed’s creative professionals.

Natascha Wernick, of Creative Caldera, said she was pleased with the response.

“It’s finishing at the end of October so we’re hoping to get at least another 300 or 400 people to fill out the survey,” Ms Wernick said.

She said representatives from Creative Caldera were set up at the Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival at the weekend.

On October 24 they would get involved with the Caba Creative Art Trail.

“It’s really a great response, but we would like to get more,” Ms Wernick said.

Ms Wernick said after a strong response from visual artists, the group was keen to see more musicians and dancers on board.

She said ideas pitched so far included shared studios, art trails and artisan markets.

“We’re really thrilled,” Ms Wernick said.

She said Creative Caldera was looking forward to seeing what other ideas local creatives would come up with. Cudgen graphic designer Tracey Stewart said she had filled out the Creative Industries survey.

She said encouraging local creatives to work together as a supportive community would benefit everyone.

“One thing that I think would be great for the area would be to have more pop-up shops,” Ms Stewart said.

“It creates the opportunity for people to have more exhibition space.”

Ms Stewart said it would be great to see “like-minded creatives” also support each other on social media.

“A like, a comment or a share can go a long way,” she said.

For more details, visit creativecaldera.com.au.



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