Grab your paint brushes Maranoa - Council endorses regional art projects

Six local community groups will receive funds, enabling future art projects and workshops to take place in communities across the Maranoa.

Councillor Puddy Chandler, RADF Chair said Council is committed to supporting and encouraging arts and culture projects.

"Council and the RADF Committee are excited to help support local groups to achieve their goals, as well as promoting inclusiveness through programs and workshops," Cr Chandler said.

"Congratulations to the six organisations that were successful for this round. This RADF investment will help to deliver painting, sculpture and jewellery workshops as well as support exhibitions, camps, digital media arts and sound musicians throughout the region."

"I strongly encourage other local groups to apply for funding under this fantastic program for their future activities."

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

The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million to the 2017-18 RADF partnership across 59 councils state-wide.

Successful projects include:

The Silversmiths Roma Group - $1,000

The grant will help to deliver a gem setting workshop with an external tutor.

Isolated Children's Parents Association (ICPA) – St George Branch - $1,974

To help bring a qualified art teacher to instruct 60 students in clay sculpture, watercolour and printing at the Breakout Art Camp to be held in St George in December 2018.

Booringa Action Group (BAG) - $10,961

'Ngulalma Ngalinda. Because of her we can.'

The grant will be used to employ digital media arts workers and sound musicians to record, film and respond to a 3-day arts immersion at the 22-Mile on the Maranoa River with approximately 20 visiting, local and Gunggari artists. The camp will culminate in a showcase in Mitchell and a digital book showcasing the 22-Mile, the artists and the artwork.

Roma on Bungil - $1,272

Funding to go towards an exhibition called 'Built Your Self'. This will comprise 2D and 3D artwork by sculptor Cameron Eaton including artist talk, sculpture demonstration and workshops.

Injune Arts - $8,000

Employing tutors to conduct workshops at Injune's Creative Odyssey in August 2018.

Creative Injune - $2,200

Funding to go towards workshops called 'The Power Within'. Working with colour abstraction and pastel portraiture, to be held in April and July.
Further funding was allocated for film workshops at Easter in the Country, a joint project with Visit Roma for public art installation at Bassett Park and towards the Small Museums Conference to be held in Roma in October.

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

For more information on Community Grants, contact Council's Coordinator - Grants, Local Development & Council Events on 1300 007 662 or visit www.maranoa.qld.gov.au.  

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