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Council funds 18 projects with Qld RADF funding

Sunshine Coast Council - Queensland - Australia

Projects including shadow theatre, arts publications, choirs and clay workshops are among 18 projects in the latest arts grant round from Sunshine Coast Council, announced Executive Director of Community Services, Coralie Nichols.
“In this round of funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils, we will see a range of high quality cultural projects totalling $85,117,” she said.
Some of the recommended projects include:

Arts Minister Ros Bates said RADF is Australia’s only locally-delivered regional arts grants program.
“In 2011-2012, the Queensland Government allocation to RADF is $2.047 million, with another $1.5 million from 55 Queensland councils. This means more than $3.5 million is available for arts projects across the state,” Ms Bates said.
From its beginnings in 1991, RADF now supports more than 3,000 arts and cultural projects each year in communities across Queensland.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland to support local arts and culture.
The successful and long-running RADF program gives communities the flexibility to shape their own arts and cultural priorities.
For more information on RADF go to www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants.