Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund

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Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund


Projects including visual arts, theatre, music and festivals are among eight recipients in the latest arts grant round from Gladstone Regional Council, announced Mayor Cr Gail Sellers.

 “In this round of funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils, we will see innovative projects such as Ephemeral Public Art, Juice theatre production, Artists in Residence 2012, Cultural Policy Development 2012-2014 and In 'cred' ible Art workshops for the Gladstone Region with successful recipients including SUNfest 2012, Creative Gladstone Region Inc. and the Agnes Water Social Ukulele Musicians Club.

The recipients will enjoy a special Cheque Presentation Ceremony at 3pm Sunday November 6, at Gladstone's Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre.

Minister for the Arts Rachel Nolan said RADF was Australia’s only locally-delivered regional arts grants program.

“In 2011-2012, the Queensland Government allocation to RADF is $2.047 million with another $1.5 million from 55 Queensland councils, meaning more than $3.5 million is available for arts projects across the state,” Ms Nolan said.

“From its beginnings in 1991, RADF now supports more than 3000 arts and cultural projects each year in communities across Queensland.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between Gladstone 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 their own arts and cultural priorities.