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Artists encouraged to apply for new RADF grant round

Sandy Scarborough created a migratory shorebirds artwork through an RADF grant

Artists are encouraged to flock to the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), the grant which helped Sandy Scarborough create her migratory shorebirds artwork at Elliott Heads.

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council that invests in quality arts and cultural experiences throughout the region and eligible artists and community groups have until February 4, 2021 to lodge their applications.

Sandy’s installation celebrates the migratory shorebirds which visit the Bundaberg Region every year, some having completed a 25,000km round trip to the Arctic Circle.

Sandy said RADF assistance had helped her vision for ‘The Flock Bundaberg’ take flight.

“Having financial support to be able to dedicate my time to pursue a creative idea that can be shared with the community is invaluable,” Sandy said.

“To be able to work as an artist has been very rewarding and the success of this project has also increased my presence as a local artist in the community.”

Portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said RADF helped professional artists, arts and cultural workers and project coordinators to turn their visions and initiatives into reality.

“Many Bundaberg Region artists and community groups have seen their projects come to fruition with the help of RADF assistance in the past and I encourage anyone who is eligible to get their applications in for projects beginning from March 1, 2021,” Cr Learmonth said.

“RADF complements the Bundaberg Region Arts+Culture Strategy 2019-2023 which provides an overarching vision and direction for the delivery of Bundaberg Regional Council’s arts and cultural facilities, programs and services.”

All applications must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online grants administration system at www.artsbundaberg.com.au/radf

For more information about the Bundaberg Region RADF program please contact the RADF Liaison Officer on 4130 4750 or at radf@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Keep an eye out in Bundaberg Now on Saturday for more about Sandy’s migratory shorebirds artwork and how we can all help look after our welcome annual visitors.



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