$50,000 awarded to local artists and creative arts workers
  • Friday 29 January 2016
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Previous RADF Grant recipient Louise King of Cello Dreaming. Photographer Deborah Dorman Wild Honey Photography.

Many local artists and creative arts workers received a financial boost today following Sunshine Coast Council’s endorsement of more than $50,000 in grants through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

This round of grant funding will support a range of projects, individual artists and a mentorship program.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay praised the work of our local arts community.

“The arts industry is a vital and growing part of our community here on the Coast,” Cr McKay said.

“I think it’s great that we can support the development of our professional and emerging artists through a program like RADF.

“It never ceases to amaze me the range of creative work being done in our community by our local artists.

“This round of grants will help with a variety of projects from sculpture, music and theatre to documentary film making, dance and craft and I congratulate everyone on the hard work that has gone into making this happen.

“I look forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects over the coming months.”

The RADF program is open for applications all year round with assessment taking place over four funding periods during the year.

The RADF program includes six funding categories:

  • Individual development
  • Mentorships
  • Concept development
  • Major projects
  • Seed funding (three years)
  • Interest-free loans

To be considered in the next assessment period, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit council’s website or contact council's grants team on 5420 8616 and ask to speak with the RADF Liaison Officer.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.