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Western Downs arts communities inspired by RADF grants

15 May 2015

Arts communities in the Western Downs are set to benefit from Round 2 of the 2014/2015 Regional Art Development Fund (RADF) grants to the tune of over $50,000 which will assist 11 individuals and cultural organisations to deliver arts- based programs across the region.

Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development and Health Services Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the RADF program is a highly successful state and local government partnership which supports art, artists and cultural activities in the community.

“The objective of RADF is to support local arts and cultural presentations and activities and provide opportunities for local communities to participate in these events,” she said.

“Council congratulates the successful recipients of this round of funding grants and encourages the community to get involved in the programs that will be offered.”

Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Regional Arts Development Fund enabled Queenslanders to engage with the arts on a local level.

“Arts and cultural activities are important to our communities and RADF celebrates our diversity and offers employment opportunities, delivering more than 3000 arts, cultural development and heritage projects annually,” the Premier said.

“RADF gives councils across the state flexibility to shape their own arts and cultural projects and gives Queenslanders plenty of opportunities to get involved in arts experiences.”

For more information on the next round of RADF grants call 1300 COUNCIL or visit Council’s website at www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/radf.

The full list of Round 2 successful recipients can be found at www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/radf.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland local councils.

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