Grants open now for arts and cultural activities

Published: 23 Sep 2019

More than $45,000 is now available to enrich our local arts and culture.

The grant funding is available through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council.

RADF Committee chair Cr Fran Mann said over the years RADF funding contributed to many of the amazing projects that helped influence Mackay’s liveability.

“Projects like the Slade Point Water Tower Mural and The Beacon at the Botanic Gardens, and events like Splashfest at Lamberts Beach, the Italian Festival and Global Grooves, have all had RADF support,” Cr Mann said.

“RADF has also helped with the professional and career development of up-and-coming performers and artists,” she said.

“Singer/songwriter Tia Gostelow, who became the youngest ever winner of the QMA Album of The Year this year, is just one of the many artists who had a leg-up thanks to this funding.”

Round two of RADF is now open, closing on Wednesday, December 11, for projects commencing after Monday, January 27.

To apply and view the full guidelines, head to SmartyGrants.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019-2020 fund.

“This investment will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

“Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism.”