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Regional Arts Development RADF Program

Regional Arts Development Fund RADF

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a longstanding and highly successful state and local government partnership that promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of sustainable, diverse and prosperous local Queensland communities.

RADF was established in 1991 and continues to support professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland. The RADF program focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities.

RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities. The program promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to develop sustainable, diverse and prosperous local communities.

Across Queensland RADF supports more than 3,000 arts, cultural development and heritage projects annually delivering local job creation, training and great arts and cultural experiences.

Who can apply for a Western Downs RADF grant?

The following categories of individuals and organisations can apply for a Western Downs RADF grant:

  • Individual professional artists, emerging professional artists, artsworkers, cultural workers or project coordinators who:
    • Are based in the Council area, or if based outside the Council area are able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area;
    • Are permanent residents or Australian citizens;
    • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or who will be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.
  • Incorporated arts and cultural organisations based in the Council area, or those based outside the Council area that are able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area;
  • Unincorporated organisations, auspiced by an incorporated body, that are based in the Council area, or those based outside the Council area that are able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area.

Western Downs RADF Priority Areas

The RADF Program comprises eight priority areas.

  • Local Delivery and Participation in the Arts
  • Technical and Professional Skills Development – incoming group tutor
  • Technical and Professional Skills Development – outgoing individual
  • Cultural Entrepreneurs
  • Cultural Volunteers
  • Local Cultural Organisations
  • Collections and Local History

Successful Applicants

View the successful applicants for the second round of the 2016-2017 funding.

 

Download Council’s Community Grants – Council Policy

 

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Regional Arts Development Fund RADF Program Forms

Name Size
RADF 2015-2016 Project Outcome Report 250.94 KB
RADF Eligiblity Checklist Professional Emerging Artists 159.53 KB
Western Downs Regional Arts Development Fund RADF Guidelines 2017 230.15 KB