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Round 3 of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is now open, giving local Whitsundayartists’ access to $64,000 in grants.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council is calling on local artists to take advantage of this funding program and apply for grants.
“The RADF program provides funding for the development of artistic and cultural activities in theWhitsunday region,” she said.
“RADF fosters and promotes professional development and employment of artists in regionalQueensland.
“The program supports locally determined regional arts and cultural development opportunities by providing discrete, short term, project based financial assistance,” she said.
Individuals and organisations are encouraged to seek assistance for:
• Professional services to amateur arts activity• Travel costs associated with local artists attending specialised seminars/workshops inmajor centres for the purpose of Individual Professional Development• Professional components of projects such as residencies, productions, commissions,exhibitions, short term workshops, research and promotion• Networking, training and professional development for local arts workers• Cultural policy development and implementation
Round 3 closes at 4.30pm Monday 17th November for projects commencing after Monday 22ndDecember 2014.
Round 4 is also open until 16 February 2015, for projects commencing after 23rd March 2015.Whitsunday Regional Council is also calling for expression of interest from community memberswho have an interest in the arts to become members of the Regional Arts Development Fund(RADF) committee.
Further information on the RADF program is available at http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/radf.html
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
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 49450277 or visit the council’s website.
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