New Regional Arts Development Fund round opens for Townsville

Date published: 6 October 2020

New Regional Arts Development Fund round opens for Townsville

Artists, organisations and creative businesses can now prepare to bring their ideas to live through a new round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

The RADF grants are available to assist in funding projects that promote and develop arts, culture and heritage across the Townsville region.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said it was more important now than ever to support local arts.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely taken a toll on the arts scene not just here in Townsville, but across the country. That’s why it’s vitally important for artists, organisations and creative businesses to consider applying to this RADF round,” Cr Hill said.

“You don’t have to be an artist to apply. We’re looking for everyone from current and emerging artists working in visual art, performance and music, as well as costume designers, cinematographers, fashion designers, disability service and care providers, dancers, and so much more.

“I would encourage anyone who has an idea for an artistic project that will add to Townsville’s cultural heritage to head to Council’s website and apply for this funding.”

This round of RADF grants is now open and runs until 1 November.

Visit the RADF web page for more information and to apply.