Joan’s book for kids gets grant
WITH her first children’s book, Joshua and Stranger Danger, well on the way, funding for Joan Derrick’s Development of the Spiritual Heritage for Children series came at a good time.
Mrs Derrick was one of a number of applicants successful in the first round of Regional Arts Development Fund grants as part of a partnership between North Burnett Regional Council and Arts Queensland.
“My mission in delivering this project is, along with parents, teachers and carers, to empower children to live to their highest potential,” she said.
“I’ve decided to dedicate the profit to the empowerment of children.”
Mrs Derrick wants to work with schools, P&C groups and other child support groups to promote the book for the development of young children.
Meanwhile, the grant money will go towards continuity, allowing her to reuse her illustrator for the next book.
Monto councillor Paul Lobegeier said the RADF grants allowed regional artists to pursue their ideas.
“The old cry was if you live too far from the city, you wouldn’t get the chance to become an artist,” Cr Lobegeier said.
FOR CHILDREN: Joan Derrick received an RADF grant for her book series.