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Whitsunday Regional Council is calling on local artists to apply now for Regional Arts DevelopmentFund (RADF) grants of up to approximately $10,000.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the first round of funding is due to close on the 19th May, but the RADF committee will allow applications out of rounds.
“Grants of up to $10,000 per applicant are available for artists under eight different categoriesincluding; developing regional skills, building community cultural capacity, interest-free arts loan,cultural tourism, contemporary collections/stories, regional partnerships, concept development or arts policy development and implementation,” Mayor Whitney said.
“The grants are available to professional artists and art practitioners across the whole Whitsunday region.
“In previous years, successful applicants have come from a variety of arts disciplines and grantshave been awarded to a diverse range of projects including workshops, exhibitions, festivals andshows.
“This is a great opportunity for local artists to take advantage of available funding, so I urge anyinterested artists to please put their applications in to RADF.
“The committee ensures that RADF grants are allocated according to the principles and fundingcriteria in the RADF guidelines,” she said.
Further information on the RADF program is available at http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/radfapplicants.html
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between Whitsunday Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland to support local arts and culture.
The successful and long-running RADF program gives communities the flexibility to shape theirown arts and cultural priorities
For more information please contact RADF Liaison Officer Jacqui Neave on 49450277 or visit the council’s website.
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