Survey to help plan RADF funding for Burdekin events and activities

Burdekin Shire Council is conducting a community survey to assist in the planning of Regional Arts Development Fund grants in the next financial year.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said it was important for community groups and individuals to take part in the survey.

“Council needs to gather information on the number and types of projects which may be considered for funding in the 2016/17 grants round,” she said.

“We are also looking to hear about events or activities our community considers are missing or underdeveloped in our region and what groups would benefit from arts or cultural engagement and partnership.

“This survey will then form the basis for Council’s planning process of next year’s RADF grants.

“I would encourage anyone who has an arts or cultural project to take the time to fill out this survey.”

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government was providing $2.08 million in 2015-16 for 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 governments, and means an anticipated total of $3.9 million will be available for arts projects across the state,” the Premier said.

“Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members, helping to ensure that Queenslanders can engage with arts in their local community.

“In 2016, RADF celebrates 25 years of partnership to promote the role and value of arts, culture and heritage.

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

The Burdekin survey is available via the following link

http://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/radf-community-feedback-form/

For any further information please contact Council on 4783 9800.

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