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Whitsunday Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members who have an interest in the arts and want to become members of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee.
Mayor Jennifer Whitney said the Council in conjunction with Arts Queensland undertakes theRADF program that supports professional artists and arts practitioners living in the Whitsundayregion.
“If you are passionate about the arts and keen to get involved Council is looking to fill a number of positions on the committee which assess the RADF grant applications,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Grants of up to $5,000 per applicant are awarded to artists under eight different categoriesincluding; developing regional skills, building community cultural capacity, interest-free arts loan,cultural tourism, contemporary collections/stories, regional partnerships, concept development or arts policy development and implementation.
“Successful applicants come from a variety of arts disciplines and funding goes towards a diverse range of projects including workshops, exhibitions, festivals and shows.
“The committee ensures that RADF grants are allocated according to the principles and fundingcriteria in the RADF guidelines and are also involved in the development of art and culturalinitiatives in the Whitsunday region,” she said.
Further information on the RADF program is available at
To register your expressions of interest to become a committee member please submit a letterdetailing your experience and/or interest in the arts to:
The RADF Liaison OfficerWhitsunday Regional CouncilPO Box 104Proserpine QLD 4800
Mayor Whitney said funding rounds of the RADF are now open and Whitsunday Regional Council is calling for applications.
• Round 1 closes at 4.30pm Monday 19 May 2014• Assessment meeting Thursday 29 May 2014• For projects commencing after Monday 23 June 2014• Round 2 closing 18 August 2014• Assessment meeting 28 August 2014• For projects commencing after 22 September 2014
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between Whitsunday Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland to support local arts and culture.
The successful and long-running RADF program gives communities the flexibility to shape theirown arts and cultural priorities
For more information please contact RADF Liaison Officer Jacqui Neave on 4945 0277 or visit the council’s website.
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