Townsville City Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee has recommended 14 local community members be appointed to Townsville City Councils new Regional Arts Development Fund committee (RADF).
RADF Committee Chair Cr Margie Ryder said the proposed committee members were chosen for their dedication to arts and culture in Townsville and experience with a variety of art forms.
“The RADF Committee members are selected based on a number of criteria, but mostly we look for their involvement and their understanding of the needs of the community,” Cr Ryder said.
“The new members will provide valuable advice to Council on community priorities and will help decide how the grant funding is allocated.”
The proposed new RADF Committee members are:
- Rob Douma
Drawing, printmaking, sculpture, painting
- Arminelle Fleming
Theatre, performance, playwriting
- Fiona Lake
- Hilary Martin
- Sarah Mathiesen
- Jennifer Mulcahy
- Jane Pirani
- Jocelyn McKinnon
Arts and cultural education
- Michael Pope
- Margaret Robertson
- Michael Sams
- Dave Stafford
- Sonia Ward
The RADF Committee recommendations will go to a vote at the next Full Council meeting on 23 October 2018.
RADF is a unique partnership between the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state. The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in 2018-19 in partnership with 58 councils statewide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities.