More than $17,000 has been allocated to local arts and cultural projects under the third round of the 2018 – 2019 financial year’s Regional Arts Development Fund.
Two individual development applications, one group application and one council-initiated project were amongst the four successful projects.
Patricia Callum received $533 for machine embroidery training workshop attendance to learn new techniques and methods of the craft. Katie Rea received $1,352 to bring stand-up comedy training and performance to Dingo, facilitated by comedian and drama teacher Colette Anderson.
Line dancing group Boots’n’All received $1,111 towards a skills development workshop for local line dancers and to showcase local choreographer’s work.
The Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee received $15,000 to conduct videography training across the region.
Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes congratulated the successful applicants and encouraged applications for grants in the next financial year.
‘Council is committed to growing our local arts and cultural sector and improving the opportunities available to people to participate in and experience these activities,’ he said.
‘Congratulations to all our recipients, I look forward to seeing more of our local arts and cultural groups take advantage of Regional Arts Development Funding in the coming financial year.’
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.