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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 $ 33,915 include:

• Marion Hughes, Developing Regional Skills, Attend watercolour masterclass
• Luke Graham Scope Red, Regional Partnerships, Actor and crew workshops
• Margaret Worthington, Developing Regional Skills, Attend RAA national conference
• Belynda (Bindi) Waugh, Developing Regional Skills, Attend RAA national conference
• DCTC Festival Committee, Building Community Cultural Capacity, Celebrating Indigenous culture at Captain Cook 1770 Festival 2014 
• Jan Ross-Manley, Concept Development, Marks of Fire visual arts project
• Young Dancers Association, Building Community Cultural Capacity, Costume design workshops and exhibition
• Rosedale State School P&C, Building Community Cultural Capacity, Vehicles of Change youth project
• Gladstone Multicultural Association Inc., Building Community Cultural Capacity, Bollywood Fun project       
• Natalia Muszkat, Developing Regional Skills, Photography course
• Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale, Building Community Cultural Capacity, Write On! Workshops for Teenagers     
• Gladstone Gem Rock & Mineral Club, Building Community Cultural Capacity, Host Flying Arts Alliance Inc. Textured Metal silversmithing workshop   
• Gladstone Youth Music Council, Building Community Cultural Capacity Combined schools music workshop and concert      
• Gladstone Community Hub, Regional Partnerships, Colour therapy workshops
• Felicia Lloyd, Cultural Tourism, The New Leaf: an altered book project and visual arts workshops                   
• Kookaburra Kindergarten, Building Community Cultural Capacity, Indigenous Art Beautification project

All are invited to celebrate with the recipients during a Funding Presentation Ceremony, 4.30pm Saturday May 10, during Beach Art Music (BAM) event, Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands     

Arts Minister Ian Walker said the Regional Arts Development Fund supports more than 3000 arts and cultural projects each year.

“In 2013–14, the Queensland Government will provide $2.037 million, with another $1.49 million coming from 55 Queensland councils,” Mr Walker said.

“This means $3.5 million for arts and cultural projects across the state, enabling communities to choose projects to meet their own needs and opportunities.

“Partnerships like this are a primary focus in the way the Newman Government invests in the arts,” Mr Walker said.
The Regional Arts Development Fund also delivers on the State Government’s Arts for all Queenslanders strategy.”

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