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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 2022-2023 are:

1. Support a diverse economy stimulating local individuals and groups though arts, cultural and heritage 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:

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

  • Application timeline 2022-23

     

     Application Submission DeadlineAssessment Panel Meeting DateCouncil Meeting (Outcome) Date
    Round 1 COB Friday 28 October 2022Friday 11 November 2022Wednesday 23 November 2022
    Round 2COB Friday 24 February 2023Friday 10 March 2023(Tentative) Wednesday 22 March 2023*
    Round 3COB Friday 28 April 2023Friday 12 May 2023(Tentative) Wednesday 24 May 2023*

    * General Council Meeting dates for 2023 subject to approval by council before confirmation

  • Who can apply?

    The following 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 council area, or if based outside the council area, can demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the council area
    • are permanent residents or Australian citizens
    • are aged 18 years of age or above or have a legal guardian co-sign the application confirming financial responsibility of the funding
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or who will be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.

    Group

    Any of the following groups may be eligible to apply:

    • arts, culture and heritage organisations based in the council area
    • arts, culture and heritage organisations based outside the council area that can demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the council area
    • organisations and/or agencies delivering arts and cultural objectives for the region aligning with arts, cultural and heritage strategic vision.

    Applicants are required to be incorporated organisations with public liability insurance, or be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.

  • What kinds of projects are eligible?

    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.
  • How can I apply?

    Before starting your application, please read our RADF Guidelines and ensure you have been in touch with one of council’s RADF Liaison Officers prior to completing/submitting an application

    Applications can be completed online via the SmartyGrants platform. The RADF application link will be available during the round open dates.

    You are required to register a username and password login the first time you use this application system. The online application system will allow you to save and develop applications before you choose to submit them.

    RADF Liaison Officers are available to for advice regarding the development of your application or for assistance in completing the SmartyGrants application. For assistance, please contact

    Nikki Atkinson, Arts and Cultural Officer
    E: natkinson@chrc.qld.gov.au
    P: 1300 242 687

    Katerina Hatzipanagiotis, Coordinator Arts and Engagement
    E: khatzipanagiotis@chrc.qld.gov.au
    P: 1300 242 687

    Once applications close, CHACAC will access the applications and provide a recommendation to council for endorsement. Once council have made a decision on funding allocation, each applicants will be notified of the outcome.

  • Outcome reports

    Outcome reports show accountability for grant spending and record the outcomes of the activity.

    All RADF grant recipients are required to submit an outcome report no later than eight weeks after the conclusion of the activity.

    Download the outcome report templates below.

  • Assessment meeting dates & minutes

    RADF 2022-23 assessment meeting dates:

    Round 1 – 11 November 2022

    Round 2 – 24 February 2023

    Round 3 – 28 April 2023

    Previous assessment meeting minutes are updated below:

    2021/2022

    Round 1 – 1 October 2021

    Round 2 – 4 February 2022

    Round 3 – 8 April 2022

    2020/2021

    Round 1 – 20 November 2020

    Round 2 – 12 March 2021

    Round 3 – 14 May 2021

    2019/2020

    Round 1 – 25 October 2019

    Round 2 – 13 December 2019

    Round 3 – 7 February 2020

    Round 4 – 8 May 2020

     

     

     

  • Previous RADF Projects
    Project & Applicant - GroupSummary Component funded
    (Note – components not funded in full)
    Miner’s Common Museum, Arts and Cultural Centre Inc - A Taste of Africa Exciting and vibrant African drum rhythm workshops by Gabriel Out, held at local schools across the region. The workshops culminated in a workshop an evening performance by Gabriel, local artists and workshop participants at the Gemfields Folk Festival. Performers fees (incl accommodation, travel, hire vehicle)
    Emerald Patchwork & Quilting Group - Patchwork & Embroidery Workshops Workshops led by experienced tutors where participants gained skills to make their own patchwork bag decorated with hand embroidery, pencil shading and embellishments. Facilitator fees (incl travel)
    Emerald Pottery Club Inc - Garden Dwellers Sculptural Workshop Over a series of weekends, participants learned to combine pottery and mosaic techniques to create their very own garden sculpture. Facilitator fees (incl accommodation, travel)
    Future Concepts Entertainment - Golden Coastline – Dance Workshops & Performance Gold Coast dance troupe held two dance workshops for Central Highland dance students followed by a public performance. The students learned new dance techniques such as: beat box, hip hop, krumping, popping, locking and competing in dance battles Facilitator Fees (incl. performance, travel & accommodation, ticket sales)
    Orion Community Inc - Art Workshops for Orion Two creative resin workshops, one for adults and one for children, were held by an experienced artist at Orion. Participants were able to watch demonstrations by the artist before experimenting themselves. An adults workshop was an introduction to using resin in which they decorated a timber cheese board. Children were able to explore the use of various mediums such as canvas, paint and clay. Facilitator fees (incl travel)
    Arts Central Queensland - Framing History An end-to-end film making project that resulted in five short films based on local history. Sessions included script writing, actors and writers collaborating to film the stories at Capella Pioneer Village. Films were then edited, and final products screened at the Capella Cultural Centre cinema. Facilitator fees (incl accommodation, travel)

    Pre-production

    Promotion

 

 Application Submission DeadlineAssessment Panel Meeting DateCouncil Meeting (Outcome) Date
Round 1 COB Friday 28 October 2022Friday 11 November 2022Wednesday 23 November 2022
Round 2COB Friday 24 February 2023Friday 10 March 2023(Tentative) Wednesday 22 March 2023*
Round 3COB Friday 28 April 2023Friday 12 May 2023(Tentative) Wednesday 24 May 2023*

* General Council Meeting dates for 2023 subject to approval by council before confirmation

The following 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 council area, or if based outside the council area, can demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the council area
  • are permanent residents or Australian citizens
  • are aged 18 years of age or above or have a legal guardian co-sign the application confirming financial responsibility of the funding
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or who will be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.

Group

Any of the following groups may be eligible to apply:

  • arts, culture and heritage organisations based in the council area
  • arts, culture and heritage organisations based outside the council area that can demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the council area
  • organisations and/or agencies delivering arts and cultural objectives for the region aligning with arts, cultural and heritage strategic vision.

Applicants are required to be incorporated organisations with public liability insurance, or be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.

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 and ensure you have been in touch with one of council’s RADF Liaison Officers prior to completing/submitting an application

Applications can be completed online via the SmartyGrants platform. The RADF application link will be available during the round open dates.

You are required to register a username and password login the first time you use this application system. The online application system will allow you to save and develop applications before you choose to submit them.

RADF Liaison Officers are available to for advice regarding the development of your application or for assistance in completing the SmartyGrants application. For assistance, please contact

Nikki Atkinson, Arts and Cultural Officer
E: natkinson@chrc.qld.gov.au
P: 1300 242 687

Katerina Hatzipanagiotis, Coordinator Arts and Engagement
E: khatzipanagiotis@chrc.qld.gov.au
P: 1300 242 687

Once applications close, CHACAC will access the applications and provide a recommendation to council for endorsement. Once council have made a decision on funding allocation, each applicants will be notified of the outcome.

Outcome reports show accountability for grant spending and record the outcomes of the activity.

All RADF grant recipients are required to submit an outcome report no later than eight weeks after the conclusion of the activity.

Download the outcome report templates below.

RADF 2022-23 assessment meeting dates:

Round 1 – 11 November 2022

Round 2 – 24 February 2023

Round 3 – 28 April 2023

Previous assessment meeting minutes are updated below:

2021/2022

Round 1 – 1 October 2021

Round 2 – 4 February 2022

Round 3 – 8 April 2022

2020/2021

Round 1 – 20 November 2020

Round 2 – 12 March 2021

Round 3 – 14 May 2021

2019/2020

Round 1 – 25 October 2019

Round 2 – 13 December 2019

Round 3 – 7 February 2020

Round 4 – 8 May 2020

 

 

 

Project & Applicant - GroupSummary Component funded
(Note – components not funded in full)
Miner’s Common Museum, Arts and Cultural Centre Inc - A Taste of Africa Exciting and vibrant African drum rhythm workshops by Gabriel Out, held at local schools across the region. The workshops culminated in a workshop an evening performance by Gabriel, local artists and workshop participants at the Gemfields Folk Festival. Performers fees (incl accommodation, travel, hire vehicle)
Emerald Patchwork & Quilting Group - Patchwork & Embroidery Workshops Workshops led by experienced tutors where participants gained skills to make their own patchwork bag decorated with hand embroidery, pencil shading and embellishments. Facilitator fees (incl travel)
Emerald Pottery Club Inc - Garden Dwellers Sculptural Workshop Over a series of weekends, participants learned to combine pottery and mosaic techniques to create their very own garden sculpture. Facilitator fees (incl accommodation, travel)
Future Concepts Entertainment - Golden Coastline – Dance Workshops & Performance Gold Coast dance troupe held two dance workshops for Central Highland dance students followed by a public performance. The students learned new dance techniques such as: beat box, hip hop, krumping, popping, locking and competing in dance battles Facilitator Fees (incl. performance, travel & accommodation, ticket sales)
Orion Community Inc - Art Workshops for Orion Two creative resin workshops, one for adults and one for children, were held by an experienced artist at Orion. Participants were able to watch demonstrations by the artist before experimenting themselves. An adults workshop was an introduction to using resin in which they decorated a timber cheese board. Children were able to explore the use of various mediums such as canvas, paint and clay. Facilitator fees (incl travel)
Arts Central Queensland - Framing History An end-to-end film making project that resulted in five short films based on local history. Sessions included script writing, actors and writers collaborating to film the stories at Capella Pioneer Village. Films were then edited, and final products screened at the Capella Cultural Centre cinema. Facilitator fees (incl accommodation, travel)

Pre-production

Promotion

Frequently asked questions

  • Who do I contact if I have a question or need assistance with my application?

    If you have questions about eligibility, SmartyGrants or any aspect of your application, please don’t hesiate to get in contact with one of council’s RADF Liaison Officers:

    Nikki Atkinson, Arts and Cultural Officer
    E: natkinson@chrc.qld.gov.au
    P: 1300 242 687

    Katerina Hatzipanagiotis, Coordinator Arts and Engagement
    E: khatzipanagiotis@chrc.qld.gov.au
    P: 1300 242 687

  • Can I apply as an individual if I don't have an ABN?

    It is not mandatory for individual applicants to possess an ABN. However, if those criteria are not met. the application must be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or an individual with an ABN (known as the auspice body).

    The auspice body manages the grant on behalf of the applicant, and their insurance documentation is required to support project/program delivery.

    The auspice body is responsible for providing a financial report on completion of the project. It is not responsible for the artistic direction or quality of the project.

  • Can groups submit an application if they are unincorporated and/or without public liability insurance?

    It is not mandatory for group applicants to be an incorporated organisation and have public liability insurance.

    However, if those criteria are not met. the application must be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or an individual with an ABN (known as the auspice body).

    The auspice body manages the grant on behalf of the applicant, and their insurance documentation is required to support project/program delivery.

    The auspice body is responsible for providing a financial report on completion of the project. It is not responsible for the artistic direction or quality of the project.

  • Who makes the funding decisions?

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

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