The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.
RADF 2015-16 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 artists and local communities.
From 2015, Councils will deliver locally tailored RADF programs based on the identified priorities, opportunities and capacities of their local communities. This means that RADF may look different place to place as to best respond to the ways of working and aspirations of local communities.
All Councils and local RADF funded projects are required to report on their contribution towards RADF 2015-16 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs):
RADF 2015-16 is delivered in partnership with 59 local councils in Queensland. The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, provides RADF Funding to councils and councils also invest funding and contribute in-kind support to RADF delivery.
RADF 2015-16 supports councils to implement tailored RADF programs based on locally relevant decision making processes, delivery models and priorities. This means that RADF may look different place to place - for information on what's happening in your local area please contact your local council.
RADF does not operate in the Brisbane City Council area or in Indigenous Council areas.
If you live in the Brisbane City Council area you might be interested in the Creative Sparks funding program, which is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF) is a partnership program between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils, Communities and incorporated Community Organisations.