Burdekin Shire Council helps bring arts to all Queenslanders

Projects including embroidery, watercolour painting and a solo exhibition are among six projects in the latest Regional Arts Development Fund grant round from Burdekin Shire Council.

Mayor Bill Lowis said RADF grants were offered twice yearly, June and December, and were available for arts and cultural related projects.

“In this round of funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils, we will see projects totalling $15,280,” he said.

“Recipients of these funds include the Lower Burdekin Historical Society, Loris Bradley, Burdekin Art Society, Burdekin Patchwork and Quilters Guild, Burdekin Singers and Theatre Company and the QPCYWA Burdekin Branch.”

State Arts Minister Ian Walker said the Regional Arts Development Fund supported more than 3000 arts and cultural projects each year in communities across the state.

“The Regional Arts Development Fund is a state-wide partnership between the Queensland Government and local councils, and shows our support for local arts and culture,” he said.

“Regional Arts Development Fund projects are local projects selected by communities in line with their cultural priorities.

Mr Walker said the Regional Arts Development Funding delivered on the Queensland Government’s Arts for all Queenslanders election promise to ensure that all Queenslanders have access to arts by bringing it to the regions.

For further information on RADF visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or www.arts.qld.gov.au/regional-arts-development-fund.

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