Regional Arts Development Fund round opens for Townsville creatives

Date published: 1 February 2021

Townsville City Council is encouraging the city’s artists and creative industries to kickstart their year through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

The partnership between Council and the Queensland Government funds projects that promote and develop the arts, culture and heritage in Townsville.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said the next round of funding opened on 31 January.

“The arts are an important part of the Townsville community and this funding helps artists and organisations bring their ideas to life,” Cr Greaney said.

“Seven artists and groups shared in just over $50,000 of funding in the last round of RADF in December.

“Council has a great partnership with Arts Queensland and I’d like to thank them for making this possible.”

Cr Greaney said this round of RADF had come at an important time.

“Last year was a challenging time for a lot of industries and the arts community was heavily impacted. COVID-19 had a real effect on artists, galleries and businesses, so this funding will be welcomed by a lot of people,” Cr Greaney said.

“RADF can help a wide range of Townsville artists and organisations. Applications for funding over $1000 and $10,000 can be submitted at the end of the month.”

Eligible artists and businesses must be based in Townsville or show how their work will benefit the arts and culture in the Townsville City Council area.

Only projects that started after 1 January 2021 are eligible for funding.

For more information, visit Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).