REGIONAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND
WHAT IS RADF?
The RADF Program is a highly successful State and Local Government partnership that supports professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland. The Program focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities.
The RADF Program's key stakeholders are the Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts through Arts Queensland and local Councils including Etheridge Shire Council. These stakeholders support arts and cultural development, RADF committees, and regional and remote communities and their arts and cultural workers.
The Six RADF Principles
RADF is guided by six principles that ensure arts funding is used in the best possible way to support professional arts outcomes and development in regional Queensland. These principles are:
- Supporting professional artists and arts workers
- Supporting locally determined arts and cultural priorities
- Supporting regional arts development in Queensland
- Supporting cultural activities not supported by other state government agencies
- Supporting the participation of community members in arts development projects run by professional artists and arts workers
- Supporting complementary federal arts funding
Who Can Apply for a RADF Grant?
The following categories of individuals and organisations can apply for a RADF grant:
- Individual professional artists, emerging professional artists, arts workers, 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. (mandatory)
- 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.
For more information or if you are considering making a submission, please contact Council’s Community and Economic Development Officer.
Arts Queensland Case Study