November 9, 2023
South Burnett Regional Council will fund five arts projects in its latest round of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.
On Thursday, Arts portfolio chair Cr Danita Potter announced the SBRC would award $14,103 in RADF grants to:
- Jumping Ants Arts Inc – $2205 for an Urban Landscape Pen Sketching and Watercolour Painting workshop
- Olivia Everitt – $2950 for a Designing Art Programs For Children And Youth workshop
- Felicity Aitken – $3000 for a Connecting Community Through Colour And Connectivity workshop
- Blackbutt and District Tourism & Heritage Association – $3000 for a Timber Tales documentary
- Dr Susan Davis – $2948 for a Wild Flowering By Design workshop
RADF is a 50/50 partnership between the State Government and 59 Councils to support the development of local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said that over the past two decades, RADF has supported the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences, employment opportunities and capacity building for arts and cultural workers across the state.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen local communities and drive economic outcomes through arts and culture, the Queensland Government has provided $2.184 million for RADF in 2023-24,” Minister Enoch said.
“Projects funded through RADF support communities to share stories and creativity, provide important pathways for learning and connection, and boost local creative economies and tourism”.
More information about RADF and how to apply for an RADF grant can be found on the SBRC’s website.
The next round of RADF grants will open for applications on February 1, 2024 and close on February 28.