Local Arts Projects Funded
Published on 28 July 2022
Projects including a comedy web series shot in Mount Morgan, music video clips and professional development workshops have received funding in the most recent round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) in Rockhampton Region.
Blue Eagle Productions will receive $9910 towards a locally produced comedic web series, shot entirely in Mount Morgan and featuring Central Queensland actors and production team. The series will be released on Youtube on a weekly basis and will also be submitted to a number of film festivals.
Brad Butcher will receive $7650 towards the production of a music video to accompany his single ‘Get A Grip’ using local Rockhampton videographer, musicians and cast/crew.
Rockhampton Symphony Orchestra will receive $9799 towards workshops with a professional conductor and strings tutors to develop player capacity and inspire local musicians, collaborating with CQ school and community bands to present a massed orchestral work.
The Short Fall will receive $8850 to develop three new songs about the band’s experiences as migrants in regional Australia and record an EP. The project will culminate in an extended video clip of the lead single, featuring stories from a variety of local immigrants from different cultural backgrounds. The project will engage professional musicians, film crew and a diverse range of local multicultural artists and non artists.
RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Rockhampton Regional Council, supporting professional artists and arts practice in regional areas. It distributes approximately $60,000 of funding in Rockhampton Region each year.
Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was investing $2.08 million through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) in 2021-22, matched with a contribution of approximately $2.3 million from 59 councils across the state.
“RADF is a great example of working together to deliver our COVID-19 economic recovery plan, supporting employment opportunities and creating new arts and cultural experiences in local and regional communities,” Minister Enoch said.
“RADF in 2021-2022 provides valuable social, health and economic outcomes for regional Queenslanders, and support our Government’s 10-year arts roadmap priorities to strengthen Queensland communities, activate local places and drive social change across the state,” she said.
Rockhampton Regional Council Communities and Heritage Portfolio spokesperson Cr Drew Wickerson congratulated the applicants.
“In this round we have seen some exciting applications funded. It goes to show that the kinds of projects that RADF can fund is limited only by people’s imaginations.
“The import thing here is that each of these projects is supporting local artists and associated / allied professions and the local community in general.
“I am really looking forward to seeing these ideas come to fruition,” he said
For more information on RADF, visit www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/RADF or contact Rockhampton Regional Council on 4932 9000 or email RADF@rrc.qld.gov.au.