Regional Arts Development Fund applications open to help struggling arts industry

PROFESSIONAL and emerging Redlands artists are being urged to apply for grants during round one of the Regional Arts Development Fund program.

ACTION: Cr Paul Bishop will co-chair the RADF assessment panel with Cr Lance Hewlett.

ACTION: Cr Paul Bishop will co-chair the RADF assessment panel with Cr Lance Hewlett.

Applications are open until Monday, August 31 and are targeted at supporting arts and cultural activities that provide public value and promote inclusive communities.

Individuals can apply for up to $2000 and groups $4000, while funding for projects up to $10,000 is also available.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is run in partnership with the state government.

Cr Paul Bishop, who will head-up the RADF assessment panel with Cr Lance Hewlett, said they were looking for submissions that explored stories of people and place in the Redlands.

"Our stories have the power to teach, entertain and inspire and we are keen to see projects expressed through a range of media, including song, visual arts, dance, music, craft, writing, theatre and design," he said.

Cr Hewlett said the program provided opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities.

"I urge all Redlands Coast creatives to visit council's website for information about categories of funding, eligibility criteria and how to apply," he said.

Mayor Karen Williams said the program's grant schedule had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic but applications were now open and being accepted until August 31.

Videos from previous successful applicants are available at redland.qld.gov.au/radf.

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