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Regional Arts Development Fund

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What is RADF?

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a highly successful state and local government partnership that supports local artists and arts and cultural activities in Queensland communities.

RADF is part of a suite of the State Government's medium to small scale investments to support local government and community partnerships as outlined in the Arts and Cultural Investment Framework.

RADF supports the delivery of outcomes that meet the priority areas of the Arts for all Queenslanders strategy 2014-18, being:
  • artistic, cultural, social and economic returns on investment;
  • strengthen commercial and entrepreneurial capacity;
  • strengthen cultural tourism; and
  • grow public value of arts and culture.

RADF Objectives

  • Supporting locally determined arts and cultural priorities
  • Supporting local artists and arts and cultural activity
  • Providing opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities

Key Performance Outcomes (KPO):

Councils and all RADF funded activities will need to demonstrate that they have met the following KPOs:

  • Local projects are supported through RADF investment
  • Local communities are engaged in RADF supported activities
  • A diverse range of local people have a say in RADF related decision making
  • RADF projects deliver on locally identified needs and priorities
  • Local communities value RADF
  • RADF contributes to liveability, community cohesion and pride
  • RADF supports local employment and /or professional development opportunities
  • Local partners are engaged in RADF supported activities
  • RADF leverages additional investment

Download the RADF KPOs and Target Measures (PDF, 34KB).

How does RADF operate in my local community?

The State Government provides RADF investment to 59 councils in Queensland; councils also invest funding and contribute in-kind support to RADF delivery.

As part of a renewal process for RADF, councils can now implement locally tailored RADF programs based on locally relevant decision making processes, delivery models and priorities.

This means that RADF may look different place to place - so for information on what's happening in your area please contact your local council directly.

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.