Find out more about arts funding at information session

GROUPS and individuals are invited to learn more funding to support local artists during an information session at the Gympie Library on Thursday evening from 5pm.

Social Wellbeing Portfolio Councillor, Cr Rae Gâté, said funds were available through Round 3 of the 2012-13 Regional Arts Development Fund - a Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, and Gympie Regional Council initiative supporting local arts and culture.

"Established in 1991, the program promotes the development and employment of professional and emerging artists in regional Queensland," Cr Gâté said.

"It does so through the provision of one-off, short-term and project-based financial assistance grants to groups and individuals.

"People can learn more about the program during tomorrow night's information session or by calling council to book an appointment."

A total of $50,000 in funding has been made available as part of the 2012-13 RADF program, which is split into rounds and quick response grants.

Eight funding categories include: developing regional skills, building community cultural capacity, interest-free arts loan, cultural tourism, contemporary collections/stories, regional partnerships, concept development, and arts policy development and implementation.

For more information about the RADF program, phone 5481 0760 or email Information is also available through the Arts Queensland website.

Applications must be submitted for Round 3 by 22 May 2103. Application forms and guidelines are available from council offices and online through the Gympie Regional Council's Community Grants webpage.

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