Thursday, August 24, 2006 RADF program boosts local arts, culture and heritage
People interested in culture, heritage and the arts in Caloundra City are encouraged to attend upcoming information sessions on Regional Arts Development Fund grants - or perhaps even consider nominating for the local RADF committee.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the RADF program, coordinated by Council in partnership with the Queensland Government, made "a very valuable contribution to arts, heritage and culture across our community".
Cr Danny O'Kearney, the Caloundra City RADF Community Committee Chair, said information sessions over the next two weeks would provide an excellent opportunity for people to find out what funding might be available to support their projects.
"The RADF program, offered in partnership with Arts Queensland, offers community members a chance to participate in local arts and cultural projects,'' Cr O'Kearney said.
"It promotes the professional development and employment through projects which provide creative opportunities.''
He also encouraged people to consider what they might bring to a voluntary two-year term on the local RADF committee.
"As a RADF Committee member you will help shape a creative and healthy community. I encourage all interested people to nominate.''
The RADF Information Sessions are on Thursday, August 31, from 5.30 to 6.30pm at the Kawana Branch Library, Nanyima Street, Buddina, and Thursday, September 7, from 5.30 to 6.30pm at the Beerwah Branch Library, Peachester Road, Beerwah.
Applications for grants and nominations for the committee must be received by Friday, September 29.
For an RADF information package for funding, a nomination package including details regarding the role of the Community Committee, or further information, go to www.caloundra.qld.gov.au
, or contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 5420 8200 or Arts and Heritage Manager John Waldron on 5420 8299