Locals recommended for RADF Committee
Date published: 10 October 2018
New committee members for the Regional Arts Development Fund have been recommended by Townsville City Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee.
The Committee voted to appoint 14 local community members to the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee.
RADF Committee Chair Cr Margie Ryder said the proposed committee members were chosen for their dedication to arts and culture in Townsville and experience with a variety of art forms.
“The RADF Committee members are selected based on a number of criteria, but mostly we look for their involvement and their understanding of the needs of the community,” Cr Ryder said.
“The new members will provide valuable advice to Council on community priorities and will help decide how the grant funding is allocated.
“Townsville is definitely the arts and culture capital in Northern Australia and it’s exciting to watch the community grow.”
Cr Ryder said previous rounds of RADF funding have helped to support local artists and creatives pursuing their next project.
“This funding has helped support some amazing project to help nurture the next generation of creative talent in Townsville,” Cr Ryder.
The RADF Committee recommendations will go to a vote at the next Full Council meeting.
RADF is a unique partnership between the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state.
The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in 2018-19 in partnership with 58 councils statewide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities.
The proposed new committee members are:
|Rob Douma||Drawing, Print making, Sculpture, Painting|
|Arminelle Fleming||Theatre, Performance, Playwriting|
|Trevor Keeling||Theatre, Arts administration|
|Fiona Lake||Photography, Writing|
|Hilary Martin||Youth arts|
|Sarah Mathieson||Creative writing|
|Jennifer Mulcahy||Sculpture, Printmaking|
|Jocelyn McKinnon||Educator in arts and cultural areas|
|Margaret Robertson||Printmaking, Arts|
|Michael Sams||Play writing, Actor|
|Dave Stafford||Gallery owner|
|Sonia Ward||Visual art|