Central Highlands Regional Council is pleased to announce that five applicants were selected to receive the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) for the third and final round of the 2022-23 financial year. The total funding allotment for this round is $22,811.45.
RADF is a partnership between the state and local governments that invest in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland.
‘This round will see music, dance and film experience come to our region,’ said Mayor Kerry Hayes.
‘There will also be an exciting concept design coming to the Outback Exploratorium that includes a facility for inclusive, educational art,’ he continued.
‘RADF has bolstered the arts community in our region for several years, and It’s amazing to see our communities’ ideas come to fruition through this fund,’ said Hayes.
Successful applicants are as follows:
- Central Highlands Science Centre – to development of a full arts-for-purpose concept design for the Outback Exploratorium facility, focusing on illusion pavement art, large-scale murals and 3D interactive, inclusive, educational art.
- CTM LINKS Capella – to provide drumming workshops in Acadia Valley, Bauhinia, Orion, Rolleston and Springsure. Followed by two community performances in Rolleston.
- CTM LINKS Tieri – to allow local, ex-local and regional music artists to perform during the week-long Tieri 40th Birthday Celebration Festival.
- Noosa Film Academy Pty Ltd – for a youth inter-regional community premier screening of student films known as Ocean’s 50, from Central Highlands student’s acting and directing talents.
- Council-initiated project – for a Queensland Ballet regional outreach tour to host dance workshops at Emerald, Blackwater, Capella and Springsure.
Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said as part of this successful, long-term collaboration, the Queensland Government will provide $2.13 million for RADF 2022–2023 to a total of 59 local councils, who will contribute a co-investment amount of over $1.9 million.
‘Established in 1991, RADF is a long-standing success story between the Queensland Government and regional councils, enabling local artists and arts workers to tell their rich and unique stories, boosting regional employment opportunities and other positive economic outcomes’, Minister Enoch said.
‘For 31 years RADF has provided a legacy of creating new art and cultural experiences for Queensland audiences and communities and a platform for professional development and growth across the regional arts sector.’
RADF is now closed for the 2022-2023 financial year. Future funding opportunities will be announced when available. For enquires, contact council on 1300 242 686.