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24 September, 2021

Applications open for arts funding

ARTS and cultural practitioners of all genres are invited to apply for a share in grant funding to support their projects.

Applications are now open for Major Round One grants (grants up to $10,000) as part of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program for projects that start after 17 January 2022.

The RADF program is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Arts and cultural organisations, groups and individuals are eligible to apply to the Cairns RADF program.

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said the arts community was among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The arts and our local artists contribute greatly to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Cairns and the community,” Cr Manning said.

“I am sure our arts community will be looking to funding programs like RADF to deliver projects and contribute to the recovery of this important sector as venues and opportunities open up again.”

Arts and cultural activities that demonstrate a professional standard of work and contribute to the vitality and diversity of the arts industry in the Cairns region may be eligible for financial assistance.

RADF has helped more than 400 local projects get off the ground since the program started at Cairns Regional Council.

RADF funding has a flow on effect across a number of business areas such as fabricators, designers, photographers and publishers.

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