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Council approves $40,000 in arts grants

By Mark Beale

A NUMBER of local artists and community organisations will benefit from nearly $40,000 in funding after Whitsunday Regional Council yesterday approved their Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.

Mayor Jenny Whitney said this is the largest amount of funding approved by Council under the long running RADF grants program.

Art Whitsunday, Latin Madness, Heartists Arts Cooperative, Whitsunday Regional Libraries, Dee Jays School of Dance, Elizabeth Long, Arts & Culture in the Tropics, Jennifer Wood, and several other artists and organisations all had their grants approved.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between Whitsunday Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland to support local arts and culture. The successful and long-running RADF program gives communities the flexibility to shape their own arts and cultural priorities. For more information please contact RADF Liaison Officer Jacqui Neave on 4945 0277 or visit the council’s website.

ARTS FUNDING

Art Whitsunday: $4780

Latin Madness: $5000

Heartists Arts Cooperative: $1670

Whitsunday Regional Libraries: $3516

Dee Jays School of Dance: $2380

Elizabeth Long: $1560

Arts & Culture in the Tropics: $5000

Jennifer Wood: $2500

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