Four Scenic Rim art projects to receive a financial boost from grants.

LIGHTS, CAMERA: Academy Award winning cinematographer Greg Huglin puts Tamborine Mountain students through their paces at a recent workshop. Photo: Supplied
LIGHTS, CAMERA: Academy Award winning cinematographer Greg Huglin puts Tamborine Mountain students through their paces at a recent workshop. Photo: Supplied

Four arts projects in the Scenic Rim will share in $25,000 of grants through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Council's Arts Reference Group Chair, Councillor Nadia O'Carroll said there was a wonderful spread of projects that would deliver on the curatorial themes of transforming people, place, attitudes and access.

"This grant funding allows communities to build pride and innovate through local arts and cultural activities," she said.

"The Arts Reference Group sees many initiatives come through the review process and we consistently receive high-calibre outcomes from funded projects.

"The program plays an important part in building engaged and resourceful communities."

Academy Award winning cinematographer Greg Huglin will use the grant to deliver hands-on one-day film making workshops by bringing his Noosa Film Academy to town.

Mr Huglin's partner Andrea said the workshops would be held at state high schools in Beaudesert, Boonah and Tamborine Mountain next year

"The idea behind the workshops is to give students work they can add to their digital portfolio as part of their resumes," she said.

"Each group will make a short film that will then be uploaded to YouTube.

"The three Scenic Rim schools will be part of the 2020 Roadshow, which will produce about 70 films edited into one."

Ms Huglin said the finished product would be screened at Story House in Maryborough, a multi-media museum dedicated to Mary Poppins author PL Travers who was born in an upstairs room of the old bank building.

Ms Huglin said the Beaudesert films would also be presented to the community at a public screening to be held at The Centre Beaudesert.

"We would love everyone to come along, the more the merrier," she said.

"It's important to the students because a screening allows their art to be seen on the big screen and validated by a broader audience."

Other grant recipients include Scenic Rim musician Alick Kilsby, who will develop a full-length album, written and performed under the stage-name Parker Sounds.

The Friends of Tamborine Mountain Library will host renowned author and speaker Jackie French at the two day multi-arts and cultural event, Five Senses Festival.




Tamborine Mountain Orchestral and Choral Society will use their grant to bring a Queensland Symphony Orchestra conductor and musicians to mentor and perform with the orchestra and Tamborine Mountain High School students.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership agreement between Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland to fund one-off, short-term projects that offer professional arts, cultural and heritage opportunities.

As part of the 2018-19 financial year partnership agreement, Arts Queensland provides $40,000 in funding and Council contributes $30,000.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019-20 fund.

"This investment will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state," Ms Enoch said.

"Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism."