Innovative arts projects receive RADF funding

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Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round Two recipients and committee members during recent funding celebration hosted by 'ARTmatters'. Photo: Sylvia Tsai

Innovative arts projects receive RADF funding

A multimedia exhibition, an artist in residence and a community music video are some of the local arts projects to receive Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) assistance from Round Two of the 2019-2020 funding.

Gladstone Region Councillor and RADF Chair Glenn Churchill said Council accepted the recommendations of its RADF Committee to allocate a total of $75,655 to nine different recipients.

"Arts and cultural groups as well as individuals within our region can apply for funding for specific projects," Councillor Churchill 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 in 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 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."

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Successful Round Two 2019-20 recipients include:

• Clifton Schulke, 'Container' post-production sound training

• Boyne Tannum Arts Business Community Association, 'Tides of Change' public artwork

• Crow Street Creative, 'Curtis Island Discs Podcasts', eight conversation podcasts with local identities

• William Debois, 'Sacrifice': attend PHOTO2021

• Luke Wrathall, 'Our Voice in Colour', short film and portraits exhibition

• Agnes Blues Roots & Rock Festival, '2021 #Agnes Blues Fest Art Installation'

• Creative Gladstone Region, 'Carnival of Arts', week-long 2021 community festival

• QCWA Tannum Sands, 'Country Women meet Art: Artist in Residence'

• Brittany-Elise Johansen, 'Community Video Clip'.

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