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Funding available for local arts projects

Jan 11, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Round 1 RADF submissions close Tuesday, 28 February 2017.


Local aspiring and emerging artists can once more benefit from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), with Round 1 now open for applications. A partnership between Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the North Burnett Regional Arts Development Fund offers a pool of $121,000 to support local arts and culture. Round 1 closes on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

Some of the arts and cultural projects and activities made possible through RADF last year include: The Crack Up Sisters Tour; Self-publishing Workshops for Authors; Biggenden Rose Sculpture commission; EcoArts Circus workshops; and Leather-craft workshops.

North Burnett RADF Chair Councillor Paul Lobegeier said the North Burnett RADF Committee have some exciting Committee initiatives in store this year, and that funding was also available for events, workshops, professional development and community arts and cultural projects.

“In 2017 there will be two rounds of RADF funding available and I encourage any individual or community group who has a creative idea or project to consider applying for funding while it is still available.”

“The application process has been made even easier and support is available to applicants through Council’s RADF Liaison Officers, as well as Committee Members in each major township who can offer guidance,” Cr Lobegeier explained.

Cr Lobegeier said the RADF Nuts and Bolts Guide available via Council’s website and Administration Offices was a good starting reference for anyone interested in applying for funding.

Round 1 RADF grant funding is currently open to the North Burnett community, with applications invited from individual residents, groups and organisations to help fund arts and/or cultural activity costs. Round 1 applications close 5:00pm Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

For further information on RADF, contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 696 272, (1300 MY NBRC), email or download the RADF Nuts and Bolts Guide here.  RADF forms can be found on Council’s website here.