26 June: Two local artists will share in funding of more than $17,000 through the Scenic Rim's Regional Arts Development Fund grants.
Two local artists will share in funding of more than $17,000 through the Scenic Rim's Regional Arts Development Fund grants.
Council's Arts Reference Group Chair, Councillor Nadia O'Carroll, praised the high standard of applicants in round two of the Regional Arts Development Fund grants allocation.
"This grant funding allows communities to build pride and innovate through local arts and cultural activities," she said.
"We are excited to see these two projects come to life and showcase more of the Scenic Rim."
Author Benjamin Allmon will use the grant in the publishing of his new book and podcast, The Black and White Braid: Roads, People, and Stories of the Scenic Rim.
This fully illustrated book tells the history of the Scenic Rim, from the unique perspective of walking along the roads of the region and recording the stories of both people and place to share that we are all connected through the place we share.
Elise Greig's grant funding will be used to develop and stage the premiere season of a full-length production of The Clints Come Again Reunion Cabaret.
This is a new cabaret work that utilises three professional theatre artists who combine humour with stunning voices, tight vocal arrangements and topical text to address social issues around women and ageing.
The RADF partnership is an agreement between Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Council's contribution of $30,000 for the 2018-19 financial year was also combined with $40,000 from Arts Queensland.
Published: 26 June 2019