Council receives $30,000 for Regional Arts Development Fund

These funds will be granted to Community Arts Groups by way of competitive bid, to help the community to promote their objectives in the Arts in various ways.

The first round of applications for the 2019-20 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) will be open in February 2020.

Debbie Duff, spokesperson for the Injune Photography Group, who were successful applicants in the last RADF round, said their funding was used to engage a tutor to come to Injune and run a workshop to upskill the group.

"Having the RADF funding meant we could bring a tutor out to our region, and help our members move up to the next level with their photography. The feedback from the weekend was overwhelmingly positive, and we expect to see many more local exhibitions, and entries in the local shows," Ms Duff said.

"The RADF funding helps to keep these skill development workshops affordable and accessible for people across the Maranoa."

Councillor Puddy Chandler, RADF Committee Chair said Council encourages local groups and artists to start planning early for the next round.

"The RADF program supports a wide variety of creative projects throughout the Maranoa," Cr Chandler said. 

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government is proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019-20 fund. 

"This investment will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state," Ms Enoch said.

"Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism."

Download funding guidelines and application packs at www.maranoa.qld.gov.au, or visit your local Council Customer Service Centre or Library.

For more information or to talk with Council's RADF Liaison Officer Sue Sands, please call 1300 007 662. 

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Maranoa Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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