Successful RADF Round One, 2018-19 recipients announced

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Successful RADF Round One, 2018-19 recipients and committee members with Councillor Glenn Churchill, RADF Chairperson, Round One 2018-19 funding celebration, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum. Photo: Jo Duke

Successful RADF Round One, 2018-19 recipients announced

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

Gladstone Region Councillor Glenn Churchill said choral workshops and community art days were among some of the exciting local and regional art projects to receive RADF assistance.

“Council accepted recommendations from its RADF committee and approved allocation of $45,200 for RADF Round One 2018-19,” Councillor Churchill said.

“This funding round will financially assist with the delivery of various artforms including design, visual arts, new media and music.”

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

Successful Round One 2018-19 recipients include:

• Jan Ross-Manley: Reef on Our Mind: The GBR in the Australian Psyche, create online catalogue for 2019 exhibition
• Melissa Peacock: World Community Arts Day 2020 workshops and installation
• Gladstone Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Workers: Host Rigid Heddle Weaving Techniques class, (also known as Knitters Loom)
• Capricorn Film Festival: Chasing Gold, film project in conjunction with Seniors Week
• Yarwun Grow Group: Murals in Yarwun, led by local artist Belynda (Bindi) Waugh and local primary school students
• Gladstone Performing Arts Company: Host Jonathon Welch Choral Workshops
• Leah Chynoweth-Tidy: Kissing the Flint Music Videos, with local artists
• Kristel Kelly: Host podcast workshop
• Creative Gladstone Region Inc.: Present art workshop “Let the child in” with local artist Irene Sparks
• Katrina Elliott: Aunty, public art project at the Gladstone Hospital, raising awareness of the impact domestic and family violence is having on our community

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said investing in creative and cultural experiences through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) strengthened regional communities, boosted cultural tourism, and enhanced the quality of life in rural and remote towns and cities.

“RADF is a unique partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state.

“The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in 2018-19 in partnership with 58 councils statewide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities,” Ms Enoch said.

The funding celebration at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, brought recipients, committee and community together on Friday 10 May.