GBPAC brings the best regional performers, dance groups and school  groups from across Queensland & Northern NSW, to compete, have the opportunity to participate in Masterclass (scholarship) and Workshops with Industry professionals to further your dance journey.



What makes this event different from other dance events and eisteddfods is the challenge of the competition, the opportunity to participate in a Masterclass (scholarship), Workshops run by industry professionals, and the opportunity to win prizes that will benefit your dance education, such as scholarships, valuable equipment, and cash bursaries.



Following the successful lead of the McDonald's Sydney Performing Arts Challenge, the Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge Inc. was established, in 2005, to bring the latest formats in amateur competition for performers in various sectors of the Performing Arts right here to Queensland. 


Our commitment to youth in the Performing Arts is highlighted in our Mission Statement:

β€œThe Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge Inc. is committed to fostering a professional environment which maximizes opportunities for all students of the performing arts to realize their full potential in the industry and in life by providing the top level of competition at professional venues and opportunities to work with professional performers.”


Part of the future vision for BPAC was to gradually develop several regional events around Queensland to give the same opportunities to regionally based performing arts students and also to give them the opportunity to perform in the BPAC finals in Brisbane.


The Granite Belt Performing Arts Challenge (GBPAC) was established in 2014 and thanks to the generosity and support of private and corporate citizens/companies and together with the tireless support from a small number of volunteers the Challenge was brought to life and has grown considerably now boasting members throughout South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales.


​GBPAC focuses on continually moving forward, providing a platform to build confidence and skill.  By encompassing a high standard of experiences in many sectors of Performing Arts, the competitors, through their continued commitment to this event, will enjoy the benefits of both personal and professional growth. Furthering their education in this field will have a direct and positive effect and will assist with nurturing and developing their careers in the performing arts.