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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    $4 million arts funding for regional communities

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    $4 million arts funding for regional communities

    Regional communities throughout Queensland will be able to access up to $4 million in arts funding thanks to a partnership between the Queensland Government and 59 local councils throughout the state.

    Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) delivered on the Queensland Government’s commitment to foster diverse and inclusive communities, grow strong regions and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queenslanders. 

    “This funding ensures Queenslanders can engage with arts in their local community.

    “Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members,” she said.

    "This is an important milestone for RADF, celebrating 25 years of partnership between the Queensland Government and local governments to promote the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of inclusive communities and strong regions.

    “My Government is proud to continue support through RADF for a dynamic calendar of arts, cultural and heritage projects throughout Queensland, ranging from local festivals and celebrations, to training, education and employment outcomes for Queensland artists,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

    “RADF enables councils to tailor their own arts and cultural funding program to support projects that align with the local priorities and strategic initiatives.

    “Communities can access and participate in a range of arts and cultural activities and events, create public art, and build local capacity for new skills through workshops and education programs."

    Applicants are encouraged to visit their local council website for more information about the Regional Arts Development Fund. 

    A full list of funding follows:

     

    Regional Arts Development Fund 2016-2017                                                              

    Council Name

    2016–17 RADF

     

    Council Name

    2016–17 RADF

    Balonne Shire

    $31,000

     

    Livingstone Shire

    $35,000

    Banana Shire

    $20,000

     

    Lockyer Valley Regional

    $21,000

    Barcaldine Regional

    $25,000

     

    Logan City

    $30,000

    Barcoo Shire

    $9,000

     

    Longreach Regional

    $21,000

    Blackall-Tambo Regional

    $50,000

     

    Mackay Regional

    $83,000

    Boulia Shire

    $10,979

     

    Maranoa Regional

    $25,000

    Bulloo Shire

    $1,000

     

    Mareeba Shire

    $30,000

    Bundaberg Regional

    $42,265

     

    McKinlay Shire

    $25,000

    Burdekin Shire

    $28,000

     

    Moreton Bay Regional

    $61,200

    Burke Shire

    $5,000

     

    Mount Isa City

    $20,000

    Cairns Regional

    $90,000

     

    Murweh Shire

    $24,000

    Carpentaria Shire

    $20,000

     

    Noosa Shire

    $32,000

    Cassowary Coast Regional

    $40,000

     

    North Burnett Regional

    $76,000

    Central Highlands Regional

    $33,000

     

    Paroo Shire

    $40,000

    Charters Towers Regional

    $40,000

     

    Quilpie Shire

    $59,518

    Cloncurry Shire

    $18,000

     

    Redland City

    $50,000

    Cook Shire

    $40,000

     

    Richmond Shire

    $8,000

    Croydon Shire

    $13,500

     

    Rockhampton Regional

    $32,556

    Diamantina Shire

    $20,000

     

    Scenic Rim Regional

    $40,000

    Douglas Shire

    $30,000

     

    Somerset Regional

    $24,000

    Etheridge Shire

    $13,000

     

    South Burnett Regional

    $9,000

    Flinders Shire

    $20,000

     

    Southern Downs Regional

    $55,000

    Fraser Coast Regional

    $65,000

     

    Sunshine Coast Regional

    $110,000

    Gladstone Regional

    $50,000

     

    Tablelands Regional

    $28,000

    Gold Coast City

    $100,000

     

    Toowoomba Regional

    $48,000

    Goondiwindi Regional

    $25,000

     

    Townsville City

    $50,000

    Gympie Regional

    $38,000

     

    Western Downs

    $21,482

    Hinchinbrook Shire

    $30,000

     

    Whitsunday Regional

    $36,000

    Ipswich City

    $25,000

     

    Winton Shire

    $22,500

    Isaac Regional

    $30,000