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    Program offers chance to expand and develop arts in TNQ


    TNQ's arts and cultural community is invited to apply for a share in grants funding to support their projects.

    Applications for the latest round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) opened today.

    The fund is a partnership between the State Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture, with Mayor Bob Manning saying arts and cultural organisations, groups and individuals are eligible to apply for grants.

    "The grants offer an opportunity to enhance and develop arts and cultural activities in TNQ," he said.

    “RADF has helped hundreds of local projects to get off the ground.

    “Every successful project represents another opportunity for residents to engage in activities that contribute to the vibrancy and depth of our arts community and help our city to become established as the arts and culture capital of Northern Australia.”

    Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said $2.08 million was being contributed through Arts Queensland to the RADF with about $2 million also coming from local councils.

    “RADF is an enormously successful program – each year more than 500,000 people engage with RADF projects, ranging from public art installations, to local festivals and arts and cultural workshops, either as practitioners, participants or audience members," she said.

    Applications close at 5pm on 13 November, for more information click here.