Coun­cil makes an­nual bid in con­tri­bu­tion to art

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil has once again com­mit­ted $45,000 to­wards next year’s Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund Grant pool.

This is the same amount the coun­cil had put in the past few years.

It has re­sulted in Queens­land Arts then go­ing on to con­trib­ute an ad­di­tional $75,500.

This has given the NBRC $120,500 to spend on arts-type ac­tiv­i­ties, which can be used by the coun­cil it­self, or al­lo­cated to lo­cal com­mu­nity groups.

Ex­am­ples of projects pos­si­ble from the last fi­nan­cial year in­cluded bring­ing the Crack-Up Sis­ters to the North Bur­nett, and giv­ing Monto Ro­tary Club a sum to build a replica of the Beau­ti­ful Betsy plane.

Mayor Rachel Cham­bers looks for­ward to the fu­ture projects that will be pos­si­ble as a re­sult of the RADF ini­tia­tive.

“With­out RADF, we wouldn’t be able to run some of the com­mu­nity events and projects that we do,” she said.

“In the past few years, North Bur­nett has been close to the top of the list as a coun­cil that get some of the big­gest fund­ing from Queens­land Arts in Queens­land.”

The amount that Queens­land Arts will con­trib­ute in the next round of RADF will be found out in the next few months.

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