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Grants help keep arts scene vibrant
27 February, 2019
Grants to assist the organisers of a visual art workshop and help for Fraser Coast artists to attend EUROPAFest have been approved under Round One of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
At the meeting today (Wednesday, February 27), Council endorsed the recommendations of the Regional Arts Development Fund Advisory Committee to allocate grants under Round 1 of the RADF 2019 Open Program and 2019 - Skills Development Program.
“Council is very focussed on ensuring that the regional arts scene is vibrant,” Cr Daniel Sanderson said.
“The RADF grants help bring artists here to train and enrich local artists as well as send artists overseas to be exposed to new ideas which they bring back to share here.”
Providing a $2,650 grant will help the Munna Creek Recreation Hall Association fund a three-day pastels and oils (visual arts) workshop with a professional artist and facilitator, Maxine Thompson.
Members of the Tiaro Creative Arts Group and Glenwood Arts Group will also be invited to participate as part of a skills development and networking opportunity.
Musician Stephen Wright has been allocated $3,000 to assist in his performance at EUROPAFest 2019 in Bucharest.
This festival involves jazz, blues and classic music played by more than 300 artists who arrive from more than 45 countries.
Stephen will attend professional development masterclasses and networking events with international musicians.
Under the 2019 Regional Arts Development Fund - Skills Development Program, $1,550 has been allocated to Nathan Koroi, a Fraser Coast arts worker and volunteer experiencing disability to attend a 14-day Backstage Pass event in Brisbane as part of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Regional Internship Program.
And a $3,000 grant will assist three local musicians with travel and performance fees to participate in the Joey’s Oz Band Music 2019 Germany Tour.
The 2019 RADF program is jointly funded by the Queensland Government (Arts Queensland) and Council.