Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) media release

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Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) media release

Nominations called for Regional Arts Development Fund committee

Residents interested in contributing to the growth and development of local arts, culture and heritage can nominate to be part of the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the RADF would be seeking nominations from community members during its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, August 23.

"The RADF is a program developed by Arts Queensland and administered by Gladstone Regional Council which provides funding for development of arts and cultural activities through locally determined policy and assessment procedures," Councillor Burnett said.

RADF Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said each year Council lodged an official application for funding from Arts Queensland.

"This money, together with an allocation from Council, is used to fund projects throughout the community," Cr Bush said.

Two community funding rounds are planned for the 2017-18 RADF year, as well as strategic projects for the region including Digital Public Art, Arts Business Training and Arts & Cultural Policy development.

"When groups and individuals make an application to be funded for specific activities each round, it is the role of the RADF committee to decide, in accordance with the RADF Procedure Manual, if the application meets the criteria and is eligible for funding," Cr Bush said.

Nominations for the RADF committee close on Tuesday, August 22 with forms available at Gladstone Regional Council offices, venues and libraries or online at

The RADF AGM will be held at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, corner of Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone on August 23 at 6.30pm.

For further information or to RSVP for the AGM contact RADF Liaison Officer Di Paddick on 4976 6766, email or visit


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