Arts funding provides creative solutions
  • Thursday 28 January 2010

This year’s funding round for local artists and community groups involved in the arts closes on 15 March, according to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

The money is provided under council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grants Program.

This is separate from the Community Partnership Funding Program, which provides community groups with longer-term financial assistance for operational activities, and the more project-specific Grants Program for community groups and individuals.

Council’s RADF program provides financial support to local residents and community for a wide variety of arts and cultural projects. Grants can cover up to 70 per cent of a project’s total costs.

Council is running free RADF information sessions in the week of 15 to 19 February at Nambour, Maroochydore, Cooroy and Maleny. The sessions will include tips on how to prepare a good application.

In addition, RADF application writing clinics will be held at Nambour, Noosa, Caloundra and Coolum from 2 March. Potential applicants can also give themselves the best chance of success by making a booking to meet with council’s RADF Liaison Officer to work through their application.

For more information visit council’s website

Information Sessions:
Mon 15 Feb 5-7 Maroochydore Millwell Community Centre
Tues 16 Feb 5-7 Nambour – Sunshine Coast Art Industry Precinct (Old Ambulance Station)
Wed 17 Feb 4-6 Cooroy Butter Factory
Thurs 18 Feb 5-7 Maleny Library

Grant Application Clinics:
Tues 2 March 2-5 Nambour Library Heritage section
Wed 3 March 2-5 Noosa Gallery
Thurs 4 March 2-5 Caloundra Gallery
Mon 8 March 2-5 Coolum Library