Regional Arts Development Fund

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

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions; and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artist and local communities.

Nominations are invited for RADF Advisory Group

Residents of Burdekin Shire with an interest in the arts are invited to nominate for membership as a community representative of the RADF Advisory Group.  Three community representatives are required.

Like other RADF programs across the state, the Burdekin program is guided by decisions made by an advisory group representing a diversity of demographic and artistic backgrounds.

Advisory group members may serve for a maximum term of four years, with an option to step down after two years.  The Committee meets on an irregular basis to assess applications received under the program and make recommendations to Council.

You can download the Nomination Form using the following link:

Nominations close 5pm Friday 15 January 2016.

Funding Rounds

Round 1:

Applications are now open for Round 1 of the Regional Arts Development Fund for projects to be undertaken between January and June.

You can download the guidelines and application form using the following links:

Nominations close 5pm Friday 15 January 2016.

Round 2:

Advertised in March for projects to be undertaken between July and December.

RADF has changed…

Arts Queensland has recently introduced some changes to the way the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is managed.

From July 2015 the fund will be delivered flexibly, and local councils can implement locally tailored RADF programs based on priorities determined by them and their communities.

How will RADF operate in our local community?

A funding pool will continue to be offered annually. This will be delivered over two funding rounds and assessed by the RADF Advisory Group.

There are now new guidelines and application form.

The outcome reporting form has also changed requiring you to capture more audience / participant / partner feedback, and evaluate the outcomes of your activities. This will enable us to better demonstrate how the program benefits our community and justify future proposals to the State Government.

For more information about these changes, contact RADF Liaison Officer, Janice Horan – telephone (07) 4783 9836 or email

What are the RADF 2015-16 objectives?

  1. Support local artists and arts and cultural activity to deliver value for local communities
  2. Provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities
  3. Invest in locally-determined priorities delivered through arts and cultural activity
  4. Contribute towards current government priorities.

2015-16 priority for RADF funding

The 2015-16 priority for the Burdekin Shire Council RADF program is to increase engagement with young people in the arts and cultural sector.

Your Burdekin RADF Liaison Officer is:

Mrs Janice Horan
Phone : (07) 4783 9836
Fax :    (07) 4783 9999
Email :


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