Regional funding creates arts for all Queenslanders

25/07/2013

Moreton Bay region will receive $172,000 in State Government funding to see a number projects come alive in one of the state’s most active arts programs.

 

Member for Pine Rivers Seath Holswich said the Regional Arts Development Fund is a state-wide partnership between the Queensland Government and local councils for arts and cultural project.

 

“This funding is great for our area and I look forward to seeing the projects that come from it,” Darren Grimwade the Member for Morayfield said.

 

Member for Murrumba, Red Gulley said “this is part of a $2.015 million statewide commitment from the Queensland Government in 2013–14, with another $1.49 million coming from councils.

 

“This means $3.5 million for arts and cultural projects across the state, including Moreton Bay”

“The Fund is a great model in partnership funding:  partnerships are a primary focus for the way the Queensland Government invests in the arts and they play a central role in the new Arts and Cultural Investment Framework” said Trevor Ruthenberg, Member for Kallangur.

“The Regional Arts Development Fund supports more than 3000 arts and cultural projects each year, with communities choosing projects to meet their own needs and opportunities” Mr Holswich said.