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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

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What is the Regional Arts Development Fund?

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.

What are the RADF 2015-16 objectives?

RADF 2015-16 objectives are to:
  1. support local artists and arts and cultural activity to deliver value for local communities
  2. provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities
  3. invest in locally-determined priorities delivered through arts and cultural activity
  4. contribute towards current government priorities

RADF 2015-16 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs)

All Councils and local RADF funded projects are required to report on their contribution towards RADF 2015-16 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs):

  • IMPACT
    • RADF invests in a diversity of local arts and cultural projects
    • RADF engages local communities in arts and cultural activities
    • RADF supports local employment and strengthening of local arts sector
  • QUALITY
    • RADF supports quality arts and cultural initiatives based on local priorities
    • Local communities value RADF
  • REACH
    • Local people are engaged in decision making on RADF
    • RADF supports engagement with new and diverse artists, audiences and communities
    • RADF contributes to: diversity and inclusive communities; growing strong regions; and providing training, education and employment
  • REACH
    • Local communities and partners are satisfied with the management of RADF at a local level
    • RADF builds strong partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors
    • RADF leverages additional investment
    • RADF funding is used effectively and appropriately

How does RADF operate in my local community?

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.