Round three grants now open for arts and cultural activities

The final round of this financial years’ Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants is now open with $58,000 up for grabs.

Previous rounds this financial year have seen 26 projects receive a share in $128,150.

Projects included a giant fish made from marine plastic and a one-act musical theatre production featuring the music of Graeme Connors.

RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities and council is committed to fostering a diverse, culturally-engaged and active community.

Round three is now open for projects commencing after Monday, June 15, with $46,000 available plus $12,000 in the Green Arts category. Applications close on Wednesday, April 29.

Funding is available for up to 65 per cent of the total expenditure and there are seven categories of funding available for individuals, groups, organisations and council.

To apply and view the full guidelines, head to Grant Guru

About RADF

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said investing in creative and cultural experiences through RADF strengthened regional communities, boosted cultural tourism, and enhanced the quality of life in rural and remote towns and cities.

“RADF is a unique partnership between the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

“The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in 2018-19 in partnership with 58 councils state-wide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities,” she said.