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 out of round grants and the Major Round One of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants program will open on Monday 23 September, for projects that start after 1 January 2020.

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.

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.

RADF is an enormously successful program – each year more than 500,000 people engage with RADF projects, ranging from public art installations, to local festivals and arts and cultural workshops, either as practitioners, participants or audience members.

Mayor Bob Manning said the grants offered an opportunity to enhance and develop arts and cultural activities in the region.

“RADF has helped hundreds of local projects to get off the ground,” Cr Manning said.

“Every successful project represents another opportunity for residents to engage in activities that contribute to the vibrancy and depth of our arts community and help our city to become established as the arts and culture capital of Northern Australia.”

Applications for Major Round One close at 5pm on Monday 28 October 2020.

Read the full application guidelines

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