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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 2021-2022 are:

1. Support a diverse economy stimulating local artists 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 2020-2022
  • 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.

  • Application timeline 2021-2022

     

     Application Submission DeadlineAssessment Panel Meeting DateCouncil Meeting (Outcome) Date
    Round 1
    [closed]
    COB Friday 17 September 2021Friday 1 October 2021Wednesday 20 October 2021
    Round 2COB Friday 21 January 2022Friday 4 February 2022Wednesday 23 February 2022
    Round 3COB Friday 25 March 2022Friday 8 April 2022Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • Check your eligibility

    The following categories of 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 Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the area, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
      • Permanent residents or Australian citizens who have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or are sponsored by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.
    • Incorporated arts and cultural organisations based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
    • Unincorporated organisations sponsored by an incorporated body, based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstration how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
  • Choose a funding category

    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.
  • Read the guidelines and download application form

    Before starting your application, please read our RADF Guidelines.

    To apply, complete an Individual RADF Application Form OR Group RADF Application Form

    • Ensure there is a completed RADF Eligibility Checklist for each professional or emerging professional artist to be employed through a RADF grant. This is attached to the grant application form.

    Submit your completed application form and all required support materials to council by the due date for the current funding round.

    Once applications close, CHACAC will access the applications and notify each applicant of the outcome.

  • Completing your outcome reports

    RADF outcome reports show accountability for grants money usage. All recipients are required to submit an outcome report no later than eight weeks after the conclusion of the activity.

    Download the report templates below:

  • RADF meeting dates & minutes
  • RADF Projects
    Project & ApplicantCategory (individual or group) Summary Component funded

    (Note – components not funded in full)
    Miner’s Common Museum, Arts and Cultural Centre Inc - A Taste of Africa Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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
    Lachlan Grierson - Blacksmithing workshops Individual Learning basic blacksmithing including operating a forge and using tools and anvil. Once Lachlan has completed these training workshops, he will run sessions locally for the community to learn these skills. Registration costs, travel, accommodation
    Heather Wehl - Painting workshops with David Taylor Individual Attending painting workshops with David Taylor in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Once Heather has completed these training workshops, she will run sessions locally for the community to learn these skills. Registration costs, flights, accommodation

 

 Application Submission DeadlineAssessment Panel Meeting DateCouncil Meeting (Outcome) Date
Round 1
[closed]
COB Friday 17 September 2021Friday 1 October 2021Wednesday 20 October 2021
Round 2COB Friday 21 January 2022Friday 4 February 2022Wednesday 23 February 2022
Round 3COB Friday 25 March 2022Friday 8 April 2022Wednesday 27 April 2022

The following categories of 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 Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the area, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
    • Permanent residents or Australian citizens who have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or are sponsored by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.
  • Incorporated arts and cultural organisations based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.
  • Unincorporated organisations sponsored by an incorporated body, based in the Central Highlands local government area. If based outside the region, they must demonstration how the project will benefit arts and culture in our region.

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.

To apply, complete an Individual RADF Application Form OR Group RADF Application Form

  • Ensure there is a completed RADF Eligibility Checklist for each professional or emerging professional artist to be employed through a RADF grant. This is attached to the grant application form.

Submit your completed application form and all required support materials to council by the due date for the current funding round.

Once applications close, CHACAC will access the applications and notify each applicant of the outcome.

RADF outcome reports show accountability for grants money usage. All recipients are required to submit an outcome report no later than eight weeks after the conclusion of the activity.

Download the report templates below:

Project & ApplicantCategory (individual or group) Summary Component funded

(Note – components not funded in full)
Miner’s Common Museum, Arts and Cultural Centre Inc - A Taste of Africa Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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
Lachlan Grierson - Blacksmithing workshops Individual Learning basic blacksmithing including operating a forge and using tools and anvil. Once Lachlan has completed these training workshops, he will run sessions locally for the community to learn these skills. Registration costs, travel, accommodation
Heather Wehl - Painting workshops with David Taylor Individual Attending painting workshops with David Taylor in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Once Heather has completed these training workshops, she will run sessions locally for the community to learn these skills. Registration costs, flights, accommodation

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