Coun­cil spreads the RADF fund­ing ‘love’

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

IT’S TIME for com­mu­nity groups to start plan­ning projects for 2019 with Mara­noa Re­gional Coun­cil be­ing suc­cess­ful in re­ceiv­ing RADF fund­ing from Arts Queens­land.

Coun­cil re­ceived $25,000 from Arts Queens­land for the 2018/19 year with RADF rounds for fund­ing to open next year in Fe­bru­ary.

Coun­cil­lor Geoff McMullen, RADF Com­mit­tee mem­ber, said it was great to re­ceive this fund­ing for our com­mu­nity to help de­liver spe­cial cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences to our re­gion. “It is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­nity groups to start think­ing and plan­ning ideas for projects that high­light and pro­mote the arts,” Cr McMullen said.

“Last year’s RADF fund­ing has helped to sup­port the Small Mu­se­ums Con­fer­ence be­ing held in Roma this year from Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26 to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

“The con­fer­ence is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal vol­un­teers to learn and be in­spired to pre­serve and share lo­cal his­tory.”

Queens­land Arts Min­is­ter Leeanne Enoch said in­vest­ing in cre­ative and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences through the Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund strength­ened re­gional com­mu­ni­ties, boosted cul­tural tourism, and en­hanced the qual­ity of life in ru­ral and re­mote towns and ci­ties. “RADF is a unique part­ner­ship between the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment and Mara­noa Re­gional Coun­cil to sup­port lo­cal ta­lent, unite com­mu­ni­ties and cel­e­brate the arts across the state.

“The Queens­land Gov­ern­ment, through Arts Queens­land, is con­tribut­ing $2.08 mil­lion in 2018-19 in part­ner­ship with 58 coun­cils statewide to help de­liver cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences which align with lo­cal pri­or­i­ties,” Ms Enoch said.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact your Lo­cal De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer on 1300 007 662.

FUND­ING SE­CURED: Mara­noa Coun­cil­lor Geoff McMullen dis­cussed the Small Mu­se­ums Con­fer­ence with Dr Mike Ep­worth, a speaker at the con­fer­ence.

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