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Whitsunday Regional Council today approved $7,000 in grants to three different artists under theRegional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the funding will enable the three recipients to develop quality art and art practices to support art and culture in the Whitsunday region.
“Jennifer Horsford will be granted $2,000 under the Developing Regional Skills category to be used towards the cost of attending two workshops,” she said.
“Jennifer will attend “Threads of Friendship 2015” a 3 day weekend of Machine Embroidery inCairns and “Wrapt in Rocky 2015” a week-long series of workshops in patchwork and stitching and art-quilts run by various highly skilled tutors.
“Jacinta Beatts from the Whitsunday Regional Gallery will be granted $2,000 under the CulturalTourism category.
“The grant will be used towards the costs of marketing the gallery, for young, emerging andprofessional artists of all genres to showcase their artistic talent, to local, domestic andinternational audiences in line with the expansion of future tourism.
“Proserpine State High School will be granted $3,000 under the Building Community CulturalCapacity category.
“The grant will be used towards the costs of employing choreographers, set designer andsound/lighting designer for the musical “Oliver” to be performed at the Proserpine EntertainmentCentre in May 2015.
“Artists interested in applying for RADF funding should do so under round 4 which closes at 4.30pm on 16th February 2015, for projects commencing after Monday 23 March 2015,” she said.
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
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