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Posted on: 4 February, 2019

The 2018-19 Round 2 RADF grants now open for local arts community

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Local artists and community groups are being invited to apply for the latest round of funding under the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), to assist with getting their arts projects off the ground to share with the community.

Library Arts and Culture Councillor Pat Eastwood said RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions.

“Council would like to acknowledge the strong support from the Queensland Government, funding $35,000 towards delivery of its RADF 2018-19 program,” Cr Eastwood said.

“This ongoing joint partnership program invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities across Queensland, and here in Livingstone, we have a wide variety of talented residents who bring joy to our community through their work.

“RADF assistance is offered to individuals and organisations for projects such as individual professional development, skills development workshops, creative development of new work, cultural tourism - projects which focus on identity and heritage, exhibitions and collections/stories, regional partnerships – for collaborative innovative arts projects, and arts events and performances.

“We have seen fantastic local arts projects supported through RADF including indigenous culture workshops and performances at Tropical Bloom Festival, visual arts workshops at Uniting Care or tutors for a series of 12 workshops at Emu Park Gallery. I strongly encourage artists of all kinds to consider applying for funding online.”

To apply, please visit http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/1389/Arts-and-Culture Round 2 closes 25 February 2019, for projects starting after 1 April 2019.

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