What is R.A.D.F.?

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between South Burnett Regional Council and Arts Queensland, to support professional artists, emerging artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland. 

RADF funding is there to assist professional arts practitioners across the arts spectrum by facilitating employment opportunities via workshops, or projects for the arts community requiring professional teachers

The program focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities by providing the following funding categories.

Developing Regional Skills - Supporting professional artists and arts workers.

Building Community Cultural Capacity - Supporting locally determined arts & cultural priorities by your regional council.

Cultural Tourism - Supporting cultural activities not supported by other state government agencies.

Regional Partnerships - Supporting regional arts development in Queensland.

Interest Free Arts Loan - Complimentary federal arts funding.

Concept Development - Supporting participation of community members in arts development projects run by professional artists and arts workers.

Contemporary Collections/Stories - Preserving and providing access to significant local collections or stories.

RADF Funding Rounds RADF Funding Rounds

Round 1 for the 2016/17 financial year will open on Monday 22 August 2016 and will close Friday 16 September 2016.

Round 2 for the 2016/17 financial year will open on Monday 27 March 2017 and will close Friday 21 April 2017.

For further information or enquiries please contact Council's RADF Liaison Officer, Kimberley Donohue, on telephone 07 4189 9333 or via email.

Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for an RADF grant?

Individual professional artists, arts workers, cultural workers or project coordinators, incorporated cultural organisations and unincorporated organisations auspiced by an incorporated body.

Where do I find information about RADF?

Information regarding RADF, how to apply and funding rounds can be found on Council’s website www.southburnett.qld.gov.au or Arts Queensland’s website www.arts.qld.gov.au

What can I apply for?

There are eight (8) categories of funding including: developing regional skills, building community cultural capacity, interest - free arts loan, cultural tourism, contemporary collections/stories, regional partnerships, concept development and arts policy development and implementation.

Is there anyone that can help me?

Council’s RADF Liaison Officer is available to assist applicants with any queries. You can also contact any member from the Arts, Culture & Heritage (ACH) Committee. All contact details can be found on Council’s website.

Who assesses my application form?

Council’s ACH Management Advisory Committee assesses all applications and recommends outcomes to full Council for ratification.

When will I find out if I have been successful?

Once the funding round has closed, an ACH Meeting will be held to assess applications.

Recommendations from the meeting will then go to the next Council meeting for ratification.

From the end of the funding round, there is generally a 6 - 8 weeks turnaround.

Can I start my project before I have heard news about the funding?

No. All projects must not be commenced prior to hearing of RADF funding. RADF should not be used as a ‘top - up’ fund.

If I am successful, how do I receive my money and what else do I need to do?

Council’s RADF Liaison Officer will notify all applicants to whether they have been successful or not. A letter of offer and tax invoice will then be posted which the successful applicant will need to complete and return to Council ASAP.

Payment will be made shortly after receiving this documentation. An outcome report needs to be completed no later than eight (8) weeks after the completion of the funded project.