Grant writing workshops to benefit residents interested in arts funding

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'ArtReach Queensland' Director Stephen Clark leads a Pop Up Public Art Project Development workshop, supported by the Gladstone Region RADF. Photographer: D. Paddick

Grant writing workshops to benefit residents interested in arts funding

The Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) will host three grant writing workshops across the region to benefit professional Gladstone Region artists and culture workers.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the workshops, from March 9 to 11, were suited to both beginners and advanced submission writers and would provide helpful advice for residents interested in applying for the next round of RADF funding.

"These workshops are designed to provide a greater understanding of funding requirements and help make the process of submitting applications easier," Councillor Burnett said.

ArtReach Queensland Director Stephen Clark will lead workshops at the Miriam Vale Community Centre on Thursday, March 9; Yarwun Hall on Friday, March 10 and at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday, March 11.

Council's Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said grant writing workshops from 10.30am to 1pm would be followed by individual 45-minute project development sessions between 1.30pm and 3pm.

"Preparing grant applications can often seem challenging but the tools and tips offered will increase the chances to win the support needed to get ideas off the ground," Cr Bush said.

"Participants are encouraged to be aware of RADF guidelines, Expression of Interest and application forms and prepare any questions to ask.

"Individual sessions will then provide practical advice on how to write a project profile to enhance project management plans."

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning Gladstone Region Art Gallery & Museum on 4976 6766 or emailing

RADF Expressions of Interest close on March 31 and applications close on April 28 for projects that commence after June 6. More information about Gladstone Region RADF is available at

The RADF is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership program to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.