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Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership program between state and local governments that invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

The Central Highlands Regional Council – Regional Arts Development Fund grant model is managed by the Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC). The committee hold planning meetings biannually. The next committee meeting will be held on Friday 24 November 2017.

In 2017 the format changed from four rounds to a two rounds. Dates for upcoming funding rounds are as follows:

RADF Round Closing Date CHACAC Evaluation Report to Council 
Round 1 22 September 2017 13 October 2017 14 November 2017
Round 2 23 February 2018 16 March 2018 TBC April 2018

 

  • What does RADF support?

    The program supports locally determined professional arts, cultural and heritage development opportunities by providing one-off, short term, project-based financial assistance to groups and individuals.

  • Who can apply?

    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 Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the area, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
      • Permanent residents or Australian citizens who have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or are sponsored by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.
    • Incorporated arts and cultural organisations based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
    • Unincorporated organisations sponsored by an incorporated body, based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstration how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
  • What are the categories?

    You can apply for funding under the following categories:

    • Community consultation, arts strategy and policy development.
    • Skills development workshops .
    • Artist/s participating in professional or career development activity.
    • Cultural tourism.
    • Creative development of new work (concept development).
    • Events and festivals.
    • Exhibitions and collections.
    • Performances.
    • Placemaking.
    • Conferences and training sessions delivered for artists and cultural workers.
  • Guidelines and application form

    Read the CHRC RADF Guidelines and the Project Outcome Report templates carefully (Public Application Template or the Professional/Career Development Opportunities Template).

    1. Find out when the next RADF closing date is and contact council’s Arts and Cultural Officer to discuss your application.
    2. Complete an Individual RADF Application From OR Community Group RADF Application Form
    3. Ensure there is a completed RADF Eligibility Checklist for each professional or emerging professional artist to be employed through a RADF grant. This is attached to the grant application form.
    4. Submit your completed application form and all required support materials to council by the due date.

    Council will notify you whether or not the application was successful.

  • Completing your outcome reports

    RADF outcome reports show accountability for grants money usage. All RADF recipients are required to submit an outcome report no later than eight weeks after the conclusion of the activity.

    Download the report templates below:

  • Who makes the funding decisions?

    Our RADF decisions are now incorporated into the Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee. This committee consists of volunteers familiar with the diverse arts, culture and geography of our region.

    More information and list of current members is available on the Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee page.

    If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact our Arts and Culture Officer Karen Newman on 1300 242 686 and complete the Committee Candidate Nomination Form.

The program supports locally determined professional arts, cultural and heritage development opportunities by providing one-off, short term, project-based financial assistance to groups and individuals.

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 Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the area, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
    • Permanent residents or Australian citizens who have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or are sponsored by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.
  • Incorporated arts and cultural organisations based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
  • Unincorporated organisations sponsored by an incorporated body, based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstration how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.

You can apply for funding under the following categories:

  • Community consultation, arts strategy and policy development.
  • Skills development workshops .
  • Artist/s participating in professional or career development activity.
  • Cultural tourism.
  • Creative development of new work (concept development).
  • Events and festivals.
  • Exhibitions and collections.
  • Performances.
  • Placemaking.
  • Conferences and training sessions delivered for artists and cultural workers.

Read the CHRC RADF Guidelines and the Project Outcome Report templates carefully (Public Application Template or the Professional/Career Development Opportunities Template).

  1. Find out when the next RADF closing date is and contact council’s Arts and Cultural Officer to discuss your application.
  2. Complete an Individual RADF Application From OR Community Group RADF Application Form
  3. Ensure there is a completed RADF Eligibility Checklist for each professional or emerging professional artist to be employed through a RADF grant. This is attached to the grant application form.
  4. Submit your completed application form and all required support materials to council by the due date.

Council will notify you whether or not the application was successful.

RADF outcome reports show accountability for grants money usage. All RADF recipients are required to submit an outcome report no later than eight weeks after the conclusion of the activity.

Download the report templates below:

Our RADF decisions are now incorporated into the Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee. This committee consists of volunteers familiar with the diverse arts, culture and geography of our region.

More information and list of current members is available on the Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee page.

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact our Arts and Culture Officer Karen Newman on 1300 242 686 and complete the Committee Candidate Nomination Form.

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