Qantas Founders Museum Awarded RADF Grant

August 4, 2016



Qantas Founders Museum has been awarded $3,000 from the Longreach Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund to enable the museum to host Melissa Western and Antony Dyer’s show "The Roaring Twenties" toured by arTour.


Qantas Founders Museum applied for the Longreach Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) for the performance fee of the arTour show the "The Roaring Twenties" which will be held in the Main Exhibition Hall of the Qantas Founders Museum on Thursday 6 October 2016. This is the first time Qantas Founders Museum has applied for the RADF grant.


"The Roaring Twenties" performance is set in cabaret style and will give the audience an authentic experience of 1920s dance, music, fashion and song with a special twist of Queensland history. The touring team will also provide a fashion and dance workshop prior to the performance.


Qantas Founders Museum Chief Executive Tony Martin said the museum was excited to receive this funding which will allow the museum to provide a great cultural experience for the Longreach region community.


"Qantas Founders Museum is delighted to be able to host arTour’s "The Roaring Twenties" show as a result of the Longreach Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund,"


"Our museum is committed to providing our community and visitors with a variety of cultural events and activities throughout the year and this funding will greatly assist the museum with it overall costs to provide such an experience," Mr Martin said.


"The Roaring Twenties" performance will be held at 7.00pm on Thursday 6 October and there will be a gold coin entry fee. The Fashion and Dance workshop will be held at 5.30pm on Thursday 6 October. Details will be confirmed closer to the date. This project is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.



Qantas Founders Museum is located in Longreach, Queensland, Australia. It is a not for profit organisation which tells the story of how Australia’s national airline, Qantas Airways, began in Western Queensland in 1920. The museum has a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, artefacts and aircraft including a Boeing 747, Boeing 707 and DC-3.

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