ARTWORKS: South Burnett Regional Councillor Danita Potter with Ina Patterson's sculpture, Postcards from the South Burnett.
ARTWORKS: South Burnett Regional Councillor Danita Potter with Ina Patterson's sculpture, Postcards from the South Burnett. Christian Berechree

Artists urged to apply to secure funding

SOUTH Burnett artists are urged to apply for funding from Arts Queensland.

South Burnett Councillor Danita Potter said more artists needed to access the Regional Arts Development Fund.

"At the end of the last financial year, council had $4609 still available for artists from a total budget of $17,500,” she said.

The RADF budget for South Burnett artists was $14,142 for this financial year.

"With round two open in February, it is important for local artists to access the fund so Council can continue to make a pitch for funding from Arts Queensland,” Cr Potter said.

The South Burnett Regional Council has carried over a surplus of funding every previous year.

"Therefore, it has been difficult to demonstrate that the local demand exceeds the funding approved by Arts Queensland,” she said.

Application forms for the RADF grants are now available on the council's website.

Round two will be open during February for many other types of grants available within the Community Grants Program.

"I encourage groups and organisations who deliver local projects and activities to contact Council to find out more information about what assistance is available,” Cr Potter said.