Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

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Funding celebration event

Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Successful RADF Round Two, 2018-19 recipients announced


Fourteen local arts and culture projects will gain financial assistance from the Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round Two, 2018-19.


Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said a museum workshop and community pantomime were among some of the local art projects to receive RADF assistance.


“Council accepted recommendations from its RADF committee and allocated a total of $50,653 for RADF Round Two 2018-19,” Councillor Burnett said.


“This funding round will financially assist with the delivery of projects in a variety of artforms including cultural tourism, visual arts, new media and dance.”


Cr Burnett said these projects provide professional development opportunities for local artists, as well as providing enriching activities for the wider community.


Successful Round Two 2018-19 recipients include:


  • Gladstone Festivals and Events: GPC’s Pop Up Art Village, incorporating local artist groups in the GPC Art Village, during the 2020 Gladstone Harbour Festival
  • Gladstone Area Writers Group: Gladstone Area Writing Skills Workshop, writing skills from start to finish
  • Gladstone Maritime History Society Inc: Queensland Museum two-day community workshop
  • Baffle Art Group: Host Arts Business workshop to develop a sustainable business plan
  • Lee McIvor: Wrapt in Mugul, engage professional artsworker to develop marketing and business plan with community engagement for an ephemeral public art project
  • Turkey Beach General Store: Souvenir Range for Turkey Beach – Concept Phase
  • Heather Jensen: Handcraft School, Expo and Conference, presenting new embroidery and sewing skills
  • Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc.: 1770 Festival Workshops, workshops showcasing surfboard art
  • 2020 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival: Destination Sculpture – Southern Great Barrier Reef
  • Kristel Kelly: Podcast Network Creation, develop a project plan for establishing a regionally based podcast network
  • Gary & Patricia Campbell: Quilting Workshop, a French/Friendship Braided Table Runner
  • Luke Graham: A Gas Story, create a short film
  • Helen Graham: Hansel and Gretel, local pantomime
  • Andreia Pereira: PopCon 2019, interactive digital workshop


Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government is proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019-20 fund. 


“This investment will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state,” Ms Enoch said.


“Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism.”


A funding celebration will be held at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, to bring recipients, committee and community together from 10am, Saturday, 23 November 2019.

RSVP: phone 4976 6766 or email