$20,000 for local art projects under Burdekin RADF Round One

A diverse range of arts and cultural projects will soon benefit from more than $20,000 in funding available through Round One of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Burdekin Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the funding would help get nine projects off the ground.

“We congratulate the successful applicants and look forward to their projects enhancing the Burdekin Shire community.”

The successful projects include:

  • Burdekin Patchwork & Quilters Guild Inc – quilting workshop with tutor.
  • Burdekin Potters Inc – to conduct carving in clay workshop with tutor.
  • Burdekin Singers & Theatre Co – towards cost of producing musical Wicked.
  • Burdekin Shire Youth Council – towards cost of conducting personal and skill development workshops by TheatreiNQ and towards conducting the 2018 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase and Workshop.
  • Lower Burdekin Celtic Dancing Association – towards cost of conducting highland dancing workshop.

The pool of funding for the 2018-19 rounds is $43,000, with $30,000 of that contributed by Arts Queensland and a further $13,000 by Burdekin Shire Council.

Round Two will be advertised in April for projects to be undertaken between July and December 2019.

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