Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership program between State
and Local Government that supports professional artists and arts practitioners
living in regional Queensland.
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.
supports arts and cultural activities that:
public value for Queensland communities
local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
Queensland Government?s objectives for the community.
Queensland manages the RADF program through an annual budget for
allocations to individual councils. RADF applications from councils are assessed by the
RADF Assessment Panel comprising representatives from relevant Queensland
Government agencies and appropriate industry experts. Councils nominate a RADF liaison officer and
establish a RADF committee which assesses local applications for RADF grants
and makes funding recommendations to councils for ratification. Arts Queensland
and individual councils contribute funds to support the local RADF grant
dates vary from council to council. Contact your council for more information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers in regional
areas should contact their council for information on how to access funding
through either RADF or IRADF. Enquiries can also be made to the Arts Queensland
office in Brisbane.
participating Council has a RADF Liaison Officer.
To access a directory of councils, visit the Local Government Association of
Queensland website or use the Queensland Government directory through the
Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.