Arts and Culture: Council calls for RADF Advisory Committee members

IF you have an interest in seeing local arts and cultural events thrive on the Fraser Coast then you might just be the person Council is looking for.

Ian Slater, RADF Advisory Committee member and Fraser Coast Anglican College Director for Visual and Performing Arts with college student Jennifer Bebington, who was part of the Song to the Ocean Music Residency project funded by RADF.
PHOTO: Supplied.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is looking for community representatives to sit on the 2021/22 Fraser Coast Regional Arts Development Fund Advisory Committee.

 The committee consists of independent community members who advise Council officers on matters relating to the Fraser Coast RADF.

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Council has recently signed a new agreement with Arts Queensland to deliver the program for 2021/22.

The fund is a partnership between state and local government that invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across the state based on priorities determined at a local level.

A key aspect of the fund is to promote the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to support diversity and inclusivity, grow strong regions and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.

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Division 2 Councillor Phil Truscott said committee members would be asked to serve for a minimum of two years.

“It is a rewarding experience which helps support and promote arts, heritage and culture locally, not just artists,” Cr Truscott said.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the State Government was investing $2.08-million through the Regional Arts Development Fund in 2021-22, matched with a contribution of approximately $2.3 million from 59 councils across the state. 

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“RADF is a great example of working together to deliver our COVID-19 economic recovery plan, supporting employment opportunities and creating new arts and cultural experiences in local and regional communities,” Minister Enoch said.     

“RADF in 2021–2022 will provide valuable social, health and economic outcomes for regional Queenslanders, and support our Government’s 10-year arts roadmap priorities to strengthen Queensland communities, activate local places, and drive social change across the state.”

For information and to nominate for the committee, click here.  

Applications close at 11pm Sunday 22 August. 

The 2021/22 program guidelines and funding rounds will be announced in October 2021.

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To be eligible as a Committee member, applicants must live, work, study or have connections to the Fraser Coast Local Government Area.

Criteria:  

  • Background, experience or expertise in visual arts, performing arts, arts administration, public art, and/or curatorial, architecture, design, heritage or other arts related discipline;
  • Be a representative from a local arts related organisation with demonstrated knowledge, experience or interest in arts, culture, the creative industries or place-based disciplines.

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