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RADF funding for local art projects

Three local arts projects will share in almost $20,000 worth of funding in the latest round of Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.

This round will help fund script development for a Jally Productions stage adaptation of children’s book Kookoo Kookaburra by local author Gregg Dreise.

Funding for Noosa Creative Precinct Inc's First Fridays project will help deliver six public art events in Noosa Junction where an established artist, a mid-career artist and an emerging artist will collaborate to create new works before audiences.

Weavery’s Rene Bahloo has received funding in this RADF round to run the Weave Heal Connected program, in which the community and emerging artists will work together on a woven sculpture piece, which will be showcased at Noosaville Library.

Noosa’s RADF committee chair Cr Frank Wilkie said committee members were pleased to support the three projects. 

“The successful projects stand to enhance Noosa’s cultural capacity and deliver quality art across the shire,” Cr Wilkie said.

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government is providing $2.08 million in 2015-16 for the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a state and local government partnership with 59 local councils across Queensland.

“The $2.08 million will leverage approximately $1.8 million from local councils, and means an anticipated total of $3.9 million will be available for arts projects across the state,” the Premier said.

“RADF supports around 3000 arts, cultural and heritage projects annually, ranging from local festivals and celebrations, to training, education and employment outcomes for Queensland artists.”

“This year will see a revamped RADF program developed in consultation with local councils which opens the way for more arts at a local level with public art commissions, access to touring productions and more training opportunities on offer,” she said.

For more information about RADF grants contact Noosa Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on (07) 5329 6558 or submit an email query.

18 December 2015

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