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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Arts Queensland is proud to partner with local government to support quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland.

Our RADF grant program is overseen by the Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC) who hold regular meetings. Visit the CHACAC page to learn more about the committee.

Council’s local priorities for RADF 2020-2021 are:

1. Support a diverse economy stimulating local artists though arts and cultural activity.

2. Support creative recovery and community social/emotional well-being.

3. Invest in locally determined priorities delivered through quality arts, cultural and heritage activities linking to growing Queensland’s cultural reputation and cultural tourism offerings.

4. Deliver priorities meeting the strategic arts, cultural and heritage documents: Creative Cultural Futures 2016-2026, the Heritage Management Framework, the Creative Cultural Futures and Heritage Action Plan 2020-2022, the Reconciliation Action Plan and the Central Highlands Youth Strategy which identify community and council objectives for the region.

5. Provide access to and engagement in arts and culture for isolated communities, practitioners, participants and audiences. Encouraging inclusive community and stakeholder involvement in RADF priority setting and decision making.

6. Support arts, heritage and cultural tourism initiatives.

7. Facilitate regional arts, cultural, history and heritage planning and programming.

8. Develop diverse partner projects and programs.

  • Application timeline 2020-2021

     

    CHRC RADF Application Closure DateCHACAC RADF Assessment Meeting DateCHRC General Council Meeting Date
    (CHRC and State Government approvals)
    COB Friday 13 November, 2020 Friday 20 November, 2020Wednesday 9 December, 2020
    COB Friday 26 February 2021Friday 12 March 2021TBD
    COB Friday 30 April 2021Friday 14 May 2021TBD
  • Check your eligibility

    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.
  • Choose a funding category

    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 guidelines and download application form

    Before starting your application, please read our RADF Guidelines.

    To apply, complete an Individual RADF Application Form OR Group RADF Application Form

    • 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.

    Submit your completed application form and all required support materials to council by the due date for the current funding round.

    Once applications close, CHACAC will access the applications and notify each applicant of the outcome.

  • Completing your outcome reports

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

    Download the report templates below:

 

CHRC RADF Application Closure DateCHACAC RADF Assessment Meeting DateCHRC General Council Meeting Date
(CHRC and State Government approvals)
COB Friday 13 November, 2020 Friday 20 November, 2020Wednesday 9 December, 2020
COB Friday 26 February 2021Friday 12 March 2021TBD
COB Friday 30 April 2021Friday 14 May 2021TBD

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.

Before starting your application, please read our RADF Guidelines.

To apply, complete an Individual RADF Application Form OR Group RADF Application Form

  • 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.

Submit your completed application form and all required support materials to council by the due date for the current funding round.

Once applications close, CHACAC will access the applications and notify each applicant of the outcome.

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

Download the report templates below:

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