Thousands of dollars in funding available for artistic South Burnett people
ARTISTIC residents in the South Burnett are encouraged to apply for funding to support their creative endeavours.
The South Burnett Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund provides support for skills development of-professional artists, emerging artists and arts practitioners and to increase local participation in the arts in the South Burnett region.
The council invites residents to put up their hands for the available funding as it doesn’t want to end the financial year with another surplus, like last financial year.
In the 2017/18 financial year, there was $4609 left in the arts fund from its budget of $17,500.
This financial year, the Regional Arts Development Fund for local artists is $17,942.
Council representative for community, arts, tourism and health services, Cr Danita Potter, said it was important for local artists to access the funding.
“Whether you are into video recording, photography or any form of arts, you can apply,” Cr Potter said.
“There may be a photographer wants to do a photography class and, if they can take those skills and share them with the South Burnett community, then they should apply,” she said.
The council has, each previous year, carried over a surplus of funding and therefore it is difficult to demonstrate that the local demand exceeds the funding available from Arts Queensland.
If enough people apply for the funding, council can continue to make a pitch for funding from Arts Queensland.
The funding is available to both groups and individuals.
Round two of the Regional Arts Development funding opens in February, along with various other community grants.
For more information on the Community Grants Program, contact council staff on 4189 9100.