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Whitsunday Regional Council has today awarded $12,633 to four regional arts and culturalprojects under the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council was impressed with the diversity of arts and cultural initiatives happening across the Whitsunday region.
“Council fully endorses these arts and cultural initiatives and we look forward to seeing theoutcomes of these proposals delivered to the benefit of our community,
“It is particularly pleasing that this funding will allow both the individual and groups to bring a range of exciting cultural and creative pursuits to the community,” Mayor Whitney said.
“The successful and long-running RADF program gives communities the flexibility to shape theirown arts and cultural priorities,” she said.
“Artists interested in applying for RADF funding should do so under round 3 which will close on 16 November 2015, for projects commencing after 21st September.”
The projects approved under funding round 2 include:
• PCYC Bowen $4815
The grant will be used towards the cost of providing venue hire and equipment for theproject. 88 young dancers from the PCYC Dance Program will perform an end of yearconcert for their wider community.
• Proserpine and District Respite Services Inc $1818
The grant will be used towards the costs of creating a professional mosaic engagingparticipants with a disability and of frail age, in learning the art of mosaic, which will stimulate and encourage active learning and coordination skills
• Patricia Brimble $3000 – Cultural Tourism
The grant will be used towards the costs of a Cultural Art Presentation and Smoking Ceremony by the Giya-gia people recognizing traditional rock art customs and culture of the traditional country. The exhibition will include a workshop of traditional Rock Art.
• Whitsunday Regional Gallery – Regional Partnerships
The grant will be used towards the costs of running art workshops for depression awareness, incorporating youth groups, women’s groups, respite care and elderly citizens across the Whitsunday region.
The Proserpine Entertainment Centre foyer will showcase their artistic talent in a unifieddisplay for the reception of the Mayor’s Masquerade Fundraiser Ball, to both a local andinterregional audience.
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.
For more information please contact RADF Liaison Officer Jacqui Neave on 49450277 or visit Council's website.
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