Cynthia Lui MP
Member for Cook
Three councils in Cook will share in more than $90,000 in state funding thanks to the 2019-20 funding for the longstanding Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
The Regional Arts and Development Fund (RADF) was established in 1991 and is funded by both state and local government in partnership.
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui said it’s fantastic that the Cook, Douglas, and Mareeba Shires will share in this funding to create vibrant arts and cultural experiences for the local community.
“In the Cook Shire, the Yuku Baja Muliku Land Trust has used RADF funding for a series of workshops teaching natural dyeing techniques to colour fabrics,” Ms Lui said.
“These projects will further be supported by investment from Local Government and will enable local councils and communities to determine arts and cultural priorities on a local level, with projects selected and developed by local councils.”
Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government is proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019-20 fund.
“This investment, along with the $2 million from 59 local governments, will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state.
“Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism.”
For more information about RADF, applicants are encouraged to visit their local council’s website or www.arts.qld.gov.au.
Regional Arts Development Fund 2019–20, State funding for Cook: $93,000
- Cook Shire - $30,000
- Douglas Shire - $30,000
- Mareeba Shire - $33,000
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