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:
- Creative Cultural Futures 2016-2026
- Heritage Management Framework
- Creative Cultural Futures and Heritage Action Plan 2022-24
- Reconciliation Action Plan
- Central Highlands Youth Strategy
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.