Innovative arts projects receive funding

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Innovative arts projects receive funding

A youth video clip workshop, an artist in residence and an author illustrator tour are some of the local arts projects to receive Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) assistance from Round One of the 2020-21 funding.

Gladstone Region Councillor Chris Trevor said Council accepted the recommendations of its RADF Committee to allocate a total of $48,686 to seven different recipients at its General Meeting held on 4 May.

“Arts and cultural groups as well as individuals within our region can apply for funding for specific projects,” Councillor Trevor said.

“A committee of dedicated arts and community representatives assess these submissions using a locally determined policy.

“The innovative projects to receive funding will be undertaken for the Gladstone Region, providing professional development opportunities for local artists as well as access to enriching activities for the wider community.”

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said that the long standing RADF program would help to boost Queensland’s plan for economic recovery, supporting artists and arts workers with employment opportunities through $4.2 million in funding for regional cultural projects.

“The Palaszczuk Government is investing $2.08 million in RADF for 2020-21 and an additional $2.13 million will be contributed by 59 councils across Queensland,” Minister Enoch said.

“Each year RADF showcases the extraordinary innovation of the arts and cultural sector in regional communities, delivers rich arts experiences and provides important professional opportunities for artists and arts workers.”

Successful Round One 2020-21 applicants include:

  • Gladstone Independent Schools Music Association (GISMA), GISMA music workshops 2021 with community concert
  • Boyne Tannum Arts Business Community Association, video clip making workshop and  showcase during the 2021 Under the Trees Festival
  •  Ping Carlyon, Fly into Art, watercolour on paper artist in residency at Gladstone Airport
  •  Sharon Hare, concept development for CQ Fringe Festival Tour
  •  Kathryn Apel, Celebrating Our Stories, author and illustrator local tour
  •  Luke Graham, Sharko, feature documentary on Gladstone resident Mark Graham with mentoring opportunity
  •  Rosedale State School, Turraburra First Nations Cultural Camp

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

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