Queensland’s largest independent theatre company, Harvest Rain Theatre Company, today launched an initiative designed to unite the artistic community of Brisbane in an effort to provide much-needed support and clean-up personnel to the artistic venues and cultural precincts impacted by the recent flooding.

Many arts organisations like Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Theatre Company, Gallery of Modern Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Conservatorium, Raw Dance Company and many others have seen their building completely engulfed by the rising flood waters.

Harvest Rain Theatre Company, an organisation with a strong community focus, has been inundated with calls and emails from supporters of the arts wanting to know how they can specifically help those affected in the Brisbane arts community to clean up when the waters eventually recede, and so the BRISBANE ARTS COMMUNITY FLOOD CLEAN UP project has been launched.

Passionate supporters of the arts scene in Brisbane who want to be notified specifically of how they can help the affected arts organisations to clean up can add their name and details to the BRISBANE ARTS COMMUNITY FLOOD CLEAN UP volunteer register at www.harvestrain.com.au. When clean-up operations commence at arts organisations and venues, this database will prove vitally important in accessing an army of volunteers dedicated to assisting the creative industries.

Harvest Rain Theatre Company has also encouraged their thousands of loyal subscribers, supporters and patrons to sign up for the Brisbane City Council volunteer register and to continue donating funds to the Premier’s Flood Relief Fund.

Harvest Rain’s Artistic Director Tim O’Connor says, “We look forward to joining the community in rebuilding our city, and in particular cleaning up our beloved arts buildings that have been so affected by these devastating floods. Our prayers and thoughts are with any of you who may have been adversely affected by the floods. Please stay safe as the waters subside. And please, join us in lending a hand.”

The Harvest Rain Theatre Company offices at the Mina Parade Warehouse were spared from flooding, but their current production ALADDIN AND THE MYSTERIOUS MAGICAL LAMP that has been playing in the Cremorne Theatre at QPAC has been temporarily put on hold until the flood waters surrounding the building recede.

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