Residents eligible for art grants

CREATIVE residents in the Gympie Region are now able to apply for the first Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) round of 2012, but they have only until March 19 to lodge an application.

A free assistance session will be held Wednesday February 29 from noon-2pm at the Gympie Regional Gallery, Nash St Gympie.

The information session provides applicants with a high level of support and offers an opportunity to ensure applications comply with the funding criteria.

The RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Gympie Council partnership for the development of local arts and culture.

It promotes professional development and employment of artists in regional Queensland through one-off short- term, project-based financial assistance grants to groups and individuals.

Nearly $50,000 will be available to Gympie region artists through two rounds of RADF grants and almost $25,000 will be allocated in each round.

A publicly elected committee assesses RADF grants against criteria based on Arts Queensland guidelines.

Applications close at 5pm on March 19, forms and guidelines are available at the Council website: gympie.qld. gov.au/grants.

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