Thou­sands of dol­lars in fund­ing avail­able for artis­tic South Bur­nett peo­ple

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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