Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) (2014)

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Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) (2014)


Projects in Gladstone Region will come alive as part of one of the State’s most active arts programs, announced Cr Maxine Brushe, Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Chairperson.

“The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils and the latest round of grants for Gladstone Region totalling $ 25,508 include:

• Community Engagement Through Music, Nola Webb  to host contemporary music workshops and community concert
• Hayley Marsten, to create Debut EP
• Gladstone Performing Arts Company to host a community stagecraft workshop 
• Gladstone Festival & Events to host professional glass art workshops for youth, during SUNfest 2015
• Mt. Larcom & District Show Society Inc. to lead community Old Time Dance artists, working with the Ambrose State School for community dance development
• Young Dancers Association Inc. to host community dance, acting and clown workshops in conjunction with The Magic Toyshop community performance
• Natisha Strudwick to create an original script inspired by Wizard of Oz, for youth theatre opportunity, working alongside professional artists
• Lee Mc Ivor Out of Round grant to attend arts & edges, RAA conference in Kalgoorlie WA

Recipients, committee members and supporters celebrated during a Funding Presentation Ceremony, held Sunday November 16, preceding the official launch of The New Leaf: an altered book exhibition and including perfomance by Hayley Marsten, at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone.    

Minister for the Arts Ian Walker said the Regional Arts Development Fund was a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland local councils.

“We believe funding councils and working closely with them to support grass-roots arts is an essential part of delivering the arts to all Queenslanders,” he said.

“We want to get the best result from every dollar spent, so we’re taking a special look at projects that may increase returns on this cultural investment.

“A vibrant arts community, from the biggest city to the smallest town, can attract money and tourists so both business and the arts can be winners from these grants,” he said.

The next Gladstone Region funding round will open 1 March 2015 and close 31 March 2015, for short term projects that commence after 1 May 2015.

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