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Council receives 2018-19 Regional Arts Development Funds (RADF)

South Burnett creatives can begin planning their art and cultural initiatives for 2019 after Council successfully obtained Regional Arts Development Funds (RADF) from the Queensland Government.

Each year Arts Queensland invites Councils to apply to RADF for funding to support regional arts and cultural activities that build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride.

Councillor Danita Potter, portfolio representative for Community, Arts, Tourism and Health Services said, “South Burnett Regional Council will receive $8,000 from Arts Queensland for the 2018-19 year that will be combined with Council’s contribution for a total investment of $13,333 for the provision of arts and cultural activities and technical and professional skills development within our region”.

“Obtaining RADF is a very competitive process and we are hopeful that Council and our vibrant arts community will demonstrate a need for further funding into the future,” Councillor Potter said.

She added, “With carryover funds from 2017-18, Council has a total RADF budget of $17,942 to support local artists and creatives through Council’s Community Grants Program.”

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 South Burnett 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 state-wide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities,” Ms Enoch said.

For more information about RADF please contact Council’s Community Development Grants Officer Kimberley Donohue on 4189 9100.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and South Burnett Regional Council to support arts and culture in Regional Queensland.

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