Council makes annual bid in contribution to art
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.