Applications opening soon for Southern Downs Regional Arts Development Fund
Southern Downs Regional Council encourages all those with a
creative vision for the Southern Downs region to apply for funding through the
Queensland Government’s Regional Arts Development Fund and bring their vision
Individuals and organisations can apply for the RADF program’s
first round of funding beginning Saturday, 10 November until midnight on
Sunday, 2 December.
The Queensland Government will provide $55,000 with SDRC
contributing another $50,000 to create a total funding pool of $105,000 for
this financial year’s RADF program.
Southern Downs Councillor for Finance, Governance and the
Arts, and Chair of the RADF Reference Group, Jo McNally said she is pleased to
see the continuing enthusiasm for the arts in the Southern Downs.
“Every year Council receives applications for exciting
projects that will enhance our region’s artistic and cultural fabric,” Cr
“I look forward to seeing the projects put forward this year
and encourage anyone interested to apply.”
Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said investing in
creative and cultural experiences through 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 Southern Downs 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
Anyone interested in applying for funding must apply online
via SmartyGrants and can find the link to the application form and program
guidelines on www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/doing-business/grants-to-community.
Applicants should take note that the projects they seek to
fund through the RADF program cannot begin before 28 January 2019.
For more information, please contact Council’s RADF Liaison
Officer, Kerry Marsden, on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or
keep up to date on the latest news and information for the Southern Downs,
please visit Council’s website on www.sdrc.qld.gov.au
or like Council’s Facebook page.