Burdekin Shire Council has approved more than $29,000 in Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.
The eight applications were submitted for consideration to Council by the Burdekin RADF Committee which is made up of Council and community representatives.
Mayor Bill Lowis said projects including the employment of a lighting design engineer, sculpture workshop, writing workshops, an art space, landscape painting workshop, how to use organic material to dye fabric workshop and a felt-making and weaving workshop.
“It’s great to see so many of our local arts groups benefitting from this funding,” he said.
“I would encourage others to apply when the next round comes up in June.”
The successful recipients were the Burdekin Singers & Theatre Co, Burdekin Art Society Inc, Burdekin Artisan Community Association Inc, Burdekin Patchwork and Quilters Guild, Burdekin Potters Inc, Burdekin Shire Council, Burdekin Readers and Writers Association and Zonta Club Burdekin.
The RADF grants are offered twice yearly – June and December – and are available for arts and cultural related projects.
Arts Queensland contributes 70 per cent and Council contributes 30 per cent of the grant money.