Art exhibitions receive support in latest round of arts funding

Peninsula Art Educators Association (PAEA) is among six local community organisations, artists and entertainers to share in more than $52,000 from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program.

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The latest round of funding will support a range of creative projects, including a residency and multimedia projection art installation project developed by Melanie Stevens (aka Melania Jack) and a collaboration between highly acclaimed local musician Leanne Tennant and an ARIA Award winning song-writing and production team.

Delivered as a partnership between Arts Queensland (State Government) and Cairns Regional Council, RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage in the community as drivers of diversity and inclusiveness.

Mayor Bob Manning said the latest round of funding will assist a broad array of creative projects including visual and performing arts, heritage preservation and studio recording projects.

“Hundreds of local projects have over the years been assisted by RADF grants, which deliver positive outcomes for communities across the region,” Cr Manning said.

“These successful projects represent a chance for people to engage with the vibrancy and depth of our arts community.”

The grant funds will also assist Nerelle Nicol to conduct a heritage research project, findings of which will be used to develop an exhibition exploring the history and culture of luggers and sea faring life along the FNQ coast.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was investing $2.08 million through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) in 2021-22, matched with a contribution of approximately $2.3 million from 59 councils across the state.

“RADF is a great example of working together to deliver our COVID-19 economic recovery plan, supporting employment opportunities and creating new arts and cultural experiences in local and regional communities,” Minister Enoch said.

“RADF in 2021-2022 will provide valuable social, health and economic outcomes for regional Queenslanders, and support our Government’s 10-year arts roadmap priorities to strengthen Queensland communities, activate local places and drive social change across the state,” she said.

“Our investment complements the Palaszczuk Government’s wider commitment to regional arts, including continued support of $6 million over four years for the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN).”

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