Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round Opens
Development sessions to assist local artists with RADF submissions
Free, one-on-one, development sessions are on offer to assist local artists with the preparation of funding submissions for the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
Sessions, led by ArtReach Queensland Director Stephen Clark, are limited and by appointment.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said local arts and culture groups and individuals were invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the current funding round of the RADF.
The RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
"These funds provide a helping hand to local artists to access or develop projects which have the ability to deliver benefits for the wider community," Councillor Burnett said.
Council's Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said it was the role of the local RADF Committee to assess the applications and decide, in accordance with the RADF Guidelines, if an application meets the criteria and is eligible for funding.
"Funding can range from assisting artists to access professional development opportunities to helping community groups engage a professional artist for workshops or community projects," Cr Bush said.
RADF submission forms and guidelines are available at Council's offices, venues, libraries and website.
EOI's close at 4pm on Monday, October 31 (extended to 4pm Monday, 7 November 2016) and fully completed applications close at 4pm on Friday, November 11.
Those with a project in mind or who would like assistance preparing a funding submission can submit an EOI for booking information to attend a one-on-one development session.