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RADF grants open for applications

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The Moo Crew's Cilla Pershouse used a RADF grant to bring her program to life.

Local creatives are being encouraged to apply for a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant, available to support regional creative and cultural activities in the region.

The program focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities and is available to emerging and established artists, producers and creative practitioners, not for profit organisations and creative businesses.

If you have an idea for a great arts activity, an incredible opportunity to develop your artistic skills or an art project that could celebrate your community, there are grants available to bring your project to life.

The November to March round is now open and offers up funding for projects and activities that commence after 1 June 2023.

Cilla Pershouse received funding in the February round this year which she used to host her theatre mentoring and showcase program for children.

The Moo Crew production and workshops took place in Gin Gin and throughout Bundaberg schools, teaching young thespians about the thrill of performing while building up their confidence.

Cilla said receiving RADF support had greatly assisted in the delivery of her program.

“The RADF grants are an incredible way to be supported by your local government to bring new skills and experiences to your area,” Cilla said.

“The best quality arts and entertainment always comes at a cost, in more ways that just financial.

“RADF has offered me support on all levels to get my projects off the ground and bring success for myself and the participants.

“The grant has also allowed me to bring bigger and better arts and cultural experiences to the region.

“This is an incredible asset to our cultural placemaking and the longevity of our arts practice.”

Find out more about the Regional Arts Development Fund here.

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

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