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Round 1 of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is now open and Whitsunday Regional Council is calling for applications.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland local councils aimed at helping to fund and grow arts and culture in the region.
“RADF allows our local cultural groups and artists to have the opportunity to undertake professional development training and offer a range of exciting cultural pursuits to the community,” Cr Willcox said.
“The projects and training funded through RADF help create inclusive communities and promote the Whitsunday Region as an artistic and cultural hub.”
Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government is providing $2.08 million in 2015-16 for the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a state and local government partnership with 59 local councils across Queensland.
“The $2.08 million will leverage approximately $1.8 million from local councils, and means an anticipated total of $3.9 million will be available for arts projects across the state,” the Premier said.
“Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members, helping to ensure that Queenslanders can engage with arts in their local community.
“RADF supports arts, cultural and heritage projects throughout Queensland, ranging from local festivals and celebrations, to training, education and employment outcomes for Queensland artists.”
“The revamped RADF program developed in consultation with local councils has opened the way for an expansion of the arts at a local level with public art commissions, access to touring productions and more training opportunities on offer,” she said.
The current round of RADF grants closes on the 16th May 2016 for projects commencing after June 20th 2016.
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