Thirteen local arts and culture projects to receive RADF grants

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RADF is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council parnership to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland

Thirteen local arts and culture projects to receive RADF grants

Thirteen local arts and culture projects will gain financial assistance from the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round 2, 2016-17.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Gladstone Regional Council endorsed recommendations of its RADF Committee to grant $46,142.30 to various organisations, groups and individuals.

The RADF program, established in 1991, is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership supporting development of local arts and culture.

"This funding assists recipients to undertake projects, host workshops, gain further professional tutelage or enhance their skills," Councillor Burnett said.

Council's Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said the grants enabled those involved with arts and culture in the Gladstone Region to widen their experiences and learn from others renowned in their field.

"Valuable skills learnt are then able to be shared and developed within our community and further enrich art and culture in our region," Cr Bush said.

"This round of funding will assist growth in visual arts, craft, music, media, design and theatre.

"Some of the projects to receive funding will also lead to community projects and the development of public art."

Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the RADF delivered on the Queensland Government’s commitment to foster diverse and inclusive communities, grow strong regions and provide training, education, and employment opportunities for Queenslanders.

"The Queensland Government is contributing $2.08 million to leverage up to $1.92 million from local councils resulting in up to $4 million available to support arts and cultural activities throughout the state in 2016-17," the Premier said.

"This funding promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of inclusive communities and strong regions and ensures Queenslanders can engage with arts locally," she said.

"Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members."


Successful 2016-17 RADF Round 2 recipients include:


Project title

Project description

RADF funding

Jennifer Ryan

Footsteps and Footprints

Create a series of collectable cards featuring local artworks


William Debois

The Sea I Swim In

Photographic project exploring effect of depression on perception


Heather Jensen

QCWA State Handcraft School

Attend the State Handcraft School, Brisbane


Terri Hartung

Silver Ribbons

Original music recording, inspired by the local region


Baffle Art Group

Creating Art in Baffle

Host two workshops led by local artist


Gladstone Festival & Events

Orchestration of music for community event

Local artist to create orchestrations available to schools and community


Gladstone Performing Art Company

Enhancing vocal skills

Host enhancing vocal skills workshop


Capricorn Film Festival

Engage, Inspire & Create

Host a series of workshops in conjunction with 2017 festival


Gladstone Horse Performance Club

Community public artwork with local artist

Host community project to create public artwork


Roseberry Community Services

Our Place

Develop public art sculpture led by local artist


Community Advisory Service

2017 Seniors Week

Art workshops led by local artists


Music Broadcasting Society of Queensland Inc

60 Minute Shakespeare

Professional director working with community workshop series and play readings


Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

Songs That Made Me, Queensland Music Festival (QMF)

Host QMF event to discover and nurture local female talent