Best of the best Coast artists at Cooroy
  • Tuesday 23 June 2009

The Coast’s finest artists will perform, present and network their talents in a showcase event at Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre on 2 July at 6pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm.

Hosted by Sunshine Coast Regional Council, the 2009 Regional Arts Development Fund Showcase event will celebrate the best of the best in RADF projects from across the region in 2007/08.

Items chosen demonstrate both great artistic merit and community benefits, according to RADF Committee Chairman, Cr Jenny McKay, who will open the evening and is delighted to support the Coast’s talent.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for artists from across the region to meet and network, and a terrific way to discover new opportunities and foster partnerships,” she said.

“The program for 2 July will reflect the diversity of RADF funded activities across the region, and demonstrates the community benefits as well as the professional arts practice development the RADF program brings to our region.”

The program will include presenters of successful applications and performances including singer/songwriter Ange Takats, Linsey Polak and his cycologists and more. The evening will be hosted by well-known slam-dunk poet ‘Ghostboy’.

Mayor Bob Abbot will be presenting cheques to successful applicants from the current round of funding and the evening will conclude with Vista Club program manager Jalberto Maldonado and the Big Bara Boom Beating System.

RADF is a funding partnership between Arts Queensland and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council supporting the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland.

This RADF showcase exhibition is free of charge and will run until 21July with displays of a range of art work and project documentation from RADF funded activities and artists.

Sunshine Coast artists and those involved in the arts industry are all invited to attend. Bookings for this showcase are essential.

To RSVP contact: Sunshine Coast Regional Council on 5475 7272.