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Posted on: 6 January, 2020

Community invited to apply for a share in $65,000 in Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants!

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 art projects off the ground to share with the community.

Officially open today, 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 the delivery of its RADF 2019/20 programme,” Cr Eastwood said.

“This ongoing joint partnership invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities across Queensland, and here in Livingstone, we have an abundance 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 Keppel Coast Arts Legend and the Locals with Troy Cassar-Daley event in 2019, CQU Village Festival, and workshops with local community groups such as Beach Potters Association and the Yeppoon Ukulele Movement.

“I strongly encourage artists and groups of all kinds to consider applying for funding online.”

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said investing in creative and cultural experiences through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) strengthened regional communities, boosted cultural tourism, and enhanced the quality of life in rural and remote towns and cities.

To apply, please visit http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/1389/Arts-and-Culture
Round 2 closes 7 February for projects starting after 9 March 2020.

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