Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
What is the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local government.
Its key stakeholders are Arts Queensland, local Councils, RADF Committees and regional and remote communities and their arts and cultural development in regional Queensland.
Every Council in the program is required to adopt an arts and cultural development policy, appoint the RADF liaison officer and set up a publicly elected RADF Committee. The RADF Committee consists of local artists and cultural workers, member of cultural groups, local organizations or associations, or people active in their community, and is ratified as an advisory committee to Council.
Who Can Apply for Funding
You can apply for funding if you:
- are an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia;
- require assistance toward costs of professional services for projects within your local government area; and
- are outside the loal government area, but your proposal meets needs and also addresses Council's Arts and Cultural Development Policy.
Regional Social Development Centre (RSDC)
The Regional Social Development Centre (RSDC) is coming back to our region to offer two workshops (see leaflet). Some of you attended the ‘Creative Partnerships' Workshop presented by Kym Spandley late last year and these workshops will be facilitated by Kym and others from RSDC. This is once again not just an opportunity for artists to learn and grow but whole community focused workshops. It will open your eyes to how the arts can be used as a tool to bring the community together, assist in rehabilitation and used as a motivation for people of all ages who are disconnected, to have a focus and re-join the community.
The Creative Concepts' Workshop will offer insight into how to take an idea and create a plan to turn it into a reality. It will show participants how to involve others to grow their idea and create the best possible outcomes.
The ‘Creative Me' workshop will assist participants to begin to develop a business plan for themselves or develop a project they would like to persue. This can benefit artists, business owners, event committees and anyone looking to define the direction of their ‘business'.
2012/2013 RADF Funding Closing Dates
- Round 3 Closing date - 14 February 2013