Central Highlands’ pottery enthusiasts and dancers can look forward to improving their skills after the first round of Regional Arts Development Funding was awarded to development workshops in pottery and dancing.
Council endorsed the Capella Cultural Centre Golden Coastline dance workshops and Emerald Pottery Club pottery workshops as recipients of the first round of RADF funding for 2018-19. The projects will benefit from a combined $7,056 in funding.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said the funding provides opportunities for people to participate in arts and cultural activities and improve their skills.
‘We congratulate the successful recipients of the RADF funding and look forward to their projects enhancing the Central Highlands community,’ he said.
The successful projects include:
- Capella Cultural Centre – Golden Coastline dance workshops and performance with dancers from across the region – $5,000
- Emerald Pottery Club – Professional development workshop with ceramics artist Jackie Gasson – $2,056.
Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said investing in creative and cultural experiences through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) strengthened regional communities, boosted cultural tourism, and enhanced the quality of life in rural and remote towns and cities.
‘RADF is a unique partnership between the Queensland Government and Central Highlands Regional Council to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state.
‘The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in 2018-19 in partnership with 58 councils statewide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities,’ Ms Enoch said.
The Regional Arts and Development Fund is a partnership between the
Queensland Government and Central Highlands Regional Council
to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.