August 12, 2021
South Burnett Regional Council has received $15,000 under the State Government’s 2021-22 Regional Arts Development Fund program.
The funding, to assist local artists and art projects, is granted on the basis that local councils co-fund grants on a 60-40 basis.
This means the SBRC will top-up its 2021-22 RADF scheme with another $10,000, making a total pool of $25,000 available.
southburnett.com.au understands there is also at least $7700 unspent from previous RADF rounds, making a total pool of about $32,700 for arts projects during the next two rounds of RADF funding in the South Burnett.
However, $11,288 of this amount has been pre-allocated towards the continuing co-investment with the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg councils to extend arts services across the region via the Central Queensland Regional Arts Network (CQ RASN), which is administered by the Central Queensland University.
This means there will be about $10,700 available for South Burnett artists in each RADF round.
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South Burnett Arts is encouraging local artists to apply as soon as possible for funding under Round 1 of the Council’s RADF scheme.
Under revised guidelines, there is now the ability for up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs to receive support.
Funding can support local delivery and participation in the arts, or technical and professional skills development.
Funding can be used towards:
- Professional or emerging artist fees or arts worker fees, for preparation and delivery time
- Local travel
- Accommodation within the region, if required
- Venue hire
- Registration fees for South Burnett professional artists, emerging artists and arts practitioners to attend summer schools / conferences / workshops
- Tutor fees and tutor travel
Funding does not cover:
- Course materials not covered by the registration/participation fee
- Administrative costs
- Promotions and marketing
- Accommodation, meals and travel associated with attendance at summer schools / conferences / workshops
Applications are now open (see link to guidelines and the application form, below) and will close on August 31.
More information is available on the SBRC website
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State Government RADF allocations to other nearby councils (before the local top-up) include:
- Gympie – $45,000
- North Burnett – $25,000
- Somerset – $26,000
- Toowoomba – $18,000
- Western Downs – $20,000
[DISCLOSURE: Anne Miller is secretary of South Burnett Arts Inc]