March 18, 2030
The South Burnett’s Regional Arts Development Fund could have a total of $33,000 available for artists in 2020-21, but a little over a third of this would go towards the employment of an Arts Officer in the Wide Bay region.
South Burnett Regional Council’s Wednesday meeting heard that the 2019-20 RADF Budget was $21,614 which consisted of $10,000 from Arts Queensland, a $10,000 Council contribution and $1614 carryover RADF funding from 2018-19.
Mayor Keith Campbell said it was anticipated that Council would have about the same amount of leftover funds this year.
“Council is a member of the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network,” he said.
“The Network has submitted a proposal to Council to extend the Arts Officer role for the Wide Bay Burnett region, which delivers arts-based projects benefiting the region.
“The proposal requests that Council co-invest in partnership with the Network member councils by including $11,288 in Council’s RADF 2020-21 bid.”
The meeting voted unanimously to make a bid for $33,000, ie. $19,800 from Arts Queensland and $13,200 from Council under the State Government’s 60/40 RADF funding arrangements.