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Local Whitsunday artists will have access to $67,300 in grants for the 2015-16 financial year underthe Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
Council’s Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council has committed $26,920, which will guarantee theQueensland Government commitment of $40,380.“The RADF program provides funding for the development of artistic and cultural activities in theWhitsunday region,” Mayor Whitney said.
“RADF fosters and promotes professional development and employment of artists in regionalQueensland,” she said.
“The program supports locally determined regional arts and cultural development opportunities by providing discrete, short term, project based financial assistance.”
Individuals and organisations are encouraged to seek assistance for:
• Professional services to amateur arts activity• Travel costs associated with local artists attending specialised seminars/workshops inmajor centres for the purpose of Individual Professional Development• Professional components of projects such as residencies, productions, commissions,exhibitions, short term workshops, research and promotion• Networking, training and professional development for local arts workers• Cultural policy development and implementation
The current round of RADF grants closes on the 17th August for projects starting after 21stSeptember 2015.
Further information on the RADF program is available at http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/radf.html
Whitsunday Regional Council has participated in the Regional Arts Development Fund sinceits inception in 1994. Arts Queensland matches every dollar that Council contributes to the funding with $1.50.