DOUGLAS artists have a golden opportunity to tap into their creative flair and put their work on show to the rest of the Shire.
Douglas Shire Council’s efforts to attract public art submissions have been ramped up through the 2018/19 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
Mayor Julia Leu said public art can foster a sense of belonging, cultural relevance and help tell the region’s story.
“Public art has been the missing piece in Douglas,” she said.
“This is really an opportunity to give locals and visitors a rich sense of our heritage and culture.”
RADF is now accepting applications from individuals, organisations and groups to apply for up to $5000 for projects starting in the 2018/19 financial year.
RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and local councils supporting local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Council will contribute $12,600 on top of $30,000 from Arts Queensland to go towards the grants program.
Mayor Leu said RADF encourages community vibrancy and boost well-being.
“Public art has the power to instil a great deal of pride in the community and that is something Council is keen to throw our weight behind,” she said.
Professional public artists and collective groups can apply for funding to research and prepare a comprehensive, professional Public Art Brief, which can then be used as a tool to seek funding.
Application kits will be available from Douglas Shire Council’s Mossman Administration Office, Port Douglas Community Hub and HERE
An Information Session will be held at 10am Wednesday 7 February 2018 at Douglas Shire Council 64-66 Front St Mossman.
To register your attendance, please telephone (07) 4099 9444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received by Council before 4.30pm Friday 23 March 2018.