The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Queensland Government through Arts Queensland 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 of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions; and provides training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artist and local communities.

Funding Rounds

Round 1:

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

Nominations for round 1 closed 5pm Monday 21 November 2016.

Round 2:

Will be advertised in March for projects to be undertaken between July and December 2017.

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 (for grants over $10,000 only). 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 2016-2017 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.

What are the 2016-2017 priorities for RADF funding?

The 2016-2017 priorities for the Burdekin Shire Council RADF program are:

  • Applications which increase participation of priority communities including children and young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disabilities
  • Applications which invest in cultural and community programs
  • Skills development and mentoring for artists and arts workers.

Your Burdekin RADF Liaison Officer is:

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

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