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31 July, 2021

Arts funding approved for local councils

Hundreds of community-based arts and cultural projects will receive funding this year as a result of the allocation of $4.38 million from the Regional Arts Development Fund 2021-2022 (RADF).

By Peter McCullagh

The fund consists of $2.08 million allocated by the Queensland Government, match with a contribution of approximately $2.3 million from 59 participating councils across Queensland.

In recent years RADF funding has assisting community-based arts projects such as the Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir Concert (2017/18) and the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival (2017/18).

Earlier this year the Innisfail Community Band, Empower Church and Mamu Health all received funding from the Cassowary Coast Regional Council under the RADF funding model.

For more information about RADF, applicants are encouraged to visit their local council’s website or www.arts.qld.gov.au.

Far North Queensland Regional Arts Development Fund 2021-2022 council recipients.

Far North Queensland Regional Arts Development Fund 2021-2022 council recipients.

  • Cairns Regional - $100,000
  • Cassowary Coast Regional - $39,500
  • Cook Shire - $25,000
  • Douglas Shire - $30,000
  • Hinchinbrook Shire - $20,000
  • Mareeba Shire - $32,500
  • Tablelands Regional - $29,500

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