The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils to support local arts and culture and deliver on the State Government’s Arts for all Queenslanders strategy.
RADF Committee Chair, Councillor Frank Wilkie said that RADF offered an important opportunity for Noosa artists.
“Creativity is a natural resource in plentiful supply in the Noosa region and RADF helps artists to develop their skills and projects in ways that may not otherwise be possible for them,” said Cr Wilkie.
Recent RADF funded projects have helped lay the groundwork for a professional theatre company, initiated photography and writing workshops in the hinterland, have assisted the installation of a collection of handcrafted wooden native birds in a community hall and have brought professional music and lighting expertise to local performing arts groups.
Council’s Community Grants project round has also recently opened. These grants are intended to help local not-for-profit incorporated organisations that need a contribution towards the funding of projects, building works and events that provide benefits to our community.
Noosa Council is holding three public workshops about RADF and Community Project Grants:
* 10am on the 18th August at Noosa Council, Tewantin
* 5.30pm on the 19th August at the Noosaville Library
* 5.30pm on the 20th August at the Cooroy Butter Factory.
RADF Applications close at 5pm Tuesday 30 September 2014.
For more information visit www.noosa.qld.gov.au/funding-grants
RADF applicants can speak to the RADF Liaison Officer for further information or assistance – phone 5329 6558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org