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 2018-2019 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.
Councils deliver locally-tailored RADF programs based on the identified priorities, opportunities and capacities of their local communities. This means that what RADF delivers may appear to be different in different localities as it responds to the aspirations of local communities and the ways they work.
What can I apply for?
Quick Response Grants
Projects requesting funding under $1,000 can apply for a Quick Response Grant. These are available all year round or until all funding has been allocated. Please contact the RADF Liaison Officer (Kath Hansen) email: firstname.lastname@example.org to first discuss your project and then be forwarded an application form.
Projects requesting funding over $1,000 can apply for a RADF Community Grant, with two funding rounds held each year as advertised. Grants are generally capped at $5,000 however larger requests for projects must evidencing significant community engagement, partnerships and outcomes are considered. These applications must be submitted as one document to:
Cassowary Coast Regional Council
PO Box 887
Innisfail Qld 4860
or email: email@example.com
(Please DO NOT forward final applications directly to the RADF Liason Officer)
Funding exists for innovative and collaborative arts projects that create a vibrant and interactive arts sector in the Cassowary Coast region.
ROUND 2 – Closing Friday 29 March 2019 4:30pm
For projects not commencing before Monday 29th April 2019
QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS – Available all year round until allocation has been expended – Capped at $1K.
For the best opportunity to secure funding please contact Kath Hansen, RADF Liaison Officer on 4030 2255 prior to submitting your application.
What are the RADF 2018-19 objectives?
RADF 2018-2019 objectives are to:
1. Provide public value for Queensland communities
2. Build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
3. Deliver the Queensland Government’s objectives for the community
RADF 2018-19 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs)
All project managers receiving RADF 2018-2019 funding are required to report on their contribution using RADF 2018-2019 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs).
- 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 the local arts sector
- RADF supports quality arts and cultural initiatives based on local priorities
- Local communities value 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
- RADF builds strong partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors
- RADF leverages additional investment
- RADF funding is used effectively and appropriately
Priorities for RADF funding
Council has developed an Arts and Cultural Plan. During community consultation while developing this plan, a series of priorities were identified:
- The celebration of local stories
- Audience development
- Increased engagement of young people in the arts and cultural sector
- Professional development for artists and arts workers
- Business and marketing development for professional artists working in creative industries
- The celebration, maintenance and transfer of traditional knowledge in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- The protection and promotion of local sites of architectural, historical and cultural significance
- The brokering of sponsorships and partnerships in making funding applications
- Strengthening our cultural tourism
The two priorities for the 2018-2019 year are:
- Strengthening our cultural tourism
- Art Deco theme - strengthening our cultural tourism
What are the acknowledgment, reporting and acquittal processes for RADF 2018-19?
All project managers of RADF 2018-19 funded activities need to complete a Project Outcome Report. The Project Outcome Report includes information about the success of your project, the budget and support material. The report needs to be submitted to Cassowary Coast Regional Council within 8 weeks of the project's completion.
Project Outcome Report - Public Project and Activities (for 2018-2019 projects only)
Project Outcome Report - for Professional/Career Development Activities (for 2018-2019 projects only)
RADF 2018-19 funded activities must acknowledge the Queensland Government and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council in all promotional material, publications and products. The Cassowary Coast Regional Council will supply RADF 2018-19 acknowledgment text and logos.
For further information, contact RADF Liaison Officer Kath Hansen on 07 4030 2255, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on other Arts Queensland programs and opportunities please visit www.arts.qld.gov.au
Cassowary Coast Regional Council RADF Committee 2017-2020
Marcelle McKenna (Chair)
Sue Foley (Vice Chair)
Cr Glenn Raleigh
Forms and Factsheets (please note forms will be updated on receipt of the 2018-2019 funding agreement from
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cassowary Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.