Three local Central Highlands arts and cultural projects will share in more than $14, 311 thanks to the latest round of the Regional Arts Development Fund.
The funding is a partnership between state and local governments that invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland.
‘It is great to see exciting new arts and culture opportunities coming to the region in 2022,’ said Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes.
‘I congratulate all of the grant recipients on their dedication to increasing arts and culture opportunities.’
Successful applicants for this round are:
- Deerfield embroidery workshop – Blackwater Patchwork Group
- Springsure school students theatrical performance – Springsure Working Horse Association
- Autumn wheel throwing workshops – Emerald Pottery Club
Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government is investing $2.08 million through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) in 2021-22, matched with a contribution of approximately $2.3 million from 59 councils across the state.
RADF is a great example of working together to deliver our COVID-19 economic recovery plan, supporting employment opportunities and creating new arts and cultural experiences in local and regional communities,” Minister Enoch said.
“RADF in 2021–2022 will provide valuable social, health and economic outcomes for regional Queenslanders, and support our Government’s 10-year arts roadmap priorities to strengthen Queensland communities, activate local places, and drive social change across the state.”
“Our investment complements the Palaszczuk Government’s wider commitment to regional arts, including continued support of $6 million over four years for the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN),” she said.
Looking to bring arts & culture opportunities to the region? There is $41 334 currently up for grabs in the last round of RADF funding for this financial year.
Applications for final round of funding close 25 March 2022. For more information on RADF contact council’s Coordinator Arts & Culture Katerina Hatzipanagiotis on 1300 242 686.