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The All Star Big Band<br />

is a group of young<br />

talented musicians<br />

to watch.<br />

RADF funds <strong>our</strong> local<br />

arts community<br />

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between council and<br />

the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The program gives<br />

communities the flexibility to shape their own arts and cultural priorities.<br />

The All Star Big Band is a group of<br />

young talented musicians to watch.<br />

The band was one of 18 artists and<br />

arts workers across the <strong>Sunshine</strong><br />

<strong>Coast</strong> to receive funding in the<br />

fi rst round of council’s 2012 RADF<br />

program.<br />

The band, which formed two years<br />

ago to provide a performance<br />

platform for talented young musicians<br />

aged from 10 to 17 years, will use<br />

the grant to attend a 10 week c<strong>our</strong>se<br />

aimed at improving the band’s overall<br />

sound quality and professionalism.<br />

A broad range of high quality cultural<br />

projects, including shadow theatre,<br />

arts publications, choirs and clay<br />

workshops also shared fund totaling<br />

$85,117.<br />

Applications for the current round of<br />

RADF close at 5pm on 1 September<br />

2012. For details and to apply online<br />

visit council’s website and search for<br />

grants, or call 5475 7272.<br />

Funky fringe festival sets the scene<br />

The <strong>Sunshine</strong> <strong>Coast</strong>’s hugely<br />

popular Caloundra Music Festival<br />

will be adorned with a fringe this<br />

year – a Fringe Festival, that is.<br />

The new weekend for the Music<br />

Festival is now 28 to 30 September –<br />

right in the middle of the spring school<br />

holidays. To capitalise on that, you<br />

are invited to join the inaugural Fringe<br />

Festival event held during the week<br />

leading up to the Music Festival.<br />

Many businesses and community<br />

groups have come together to put on<br />

the biggest range of entertainment –<br />

but there’s still space for more!<br />

The Music Festival’s line-up includes<br />

acts from the present and the past,<br />

including headliners such as The Cat<br />

Empire, The Living End, and the John<br />

Butler Trio along with Lanie Lane,<br />

Boom Crash Opera, The Whitlams<br />

and many more.<br />

Homegrown<br />

festival boosted<br />

by grant<br />

Hosted by UnitingCare<br />

Community, Homegrown is a<br />

free community festival run by<br />

young people, for young people<br />

during National Youth Week.<br />

Organisers say this year’s event<br />

would not have been possible<br />

without the financial support from<br />

council’s Community Grants<br />

Program. The current round<br />

of Community Grants (open to<br />

not-for-profit groups) closes at<br />

5pm on 1 September. For details<br />

and to apply online visit council’s<br />

website and search for grants, or<br />

call 5475 7272.<br />

For the full story visit www.caloundramusicfestival.com.au<br />

<strong>Sunshine</strong> <strong>Coast</strong> <strong>Council</strong> Encompass August 2012 3

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