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Local Artists and Cultural Groups Urged to Apply for Grants

Cassowary Coast community emerging and established artists and arts organisations with innovative ideas regarding visual art, storytelling, photography, performance art, singing, dancing, theatrical art, comedy and cultural projects are encouraged to apply for a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grant.


Both individuals and organisations have until 4:30pm Friday 23 March 2018 to submit their applications. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. The grants support local arts and culture.


RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland.

RADF is a flexible fund, enabling local councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their communities.

“Recent projects have included a number of community workshops on wood block printing, botanical dyeing as well as dramaturges, oral histories and cultural community projects connected to several emerging community events,” said Kath Barnett, Council’s RADF Liaison Officer.


Grant categories are focused on developing regional skills and partnerships, and include artistic

Projects, contemporary story collections and cultural tourism projects.


RADF application forms, and guidelines are available via Council’s website at


All applicants are encouraged to contact Kath Barnett on 07 4030 2255 or email for enquiries, advice and further assistance with their applications.