Nominations for Douglas Shire Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee are now open.

The committee assists in the delivery of RADF by voluntarily promoting the program, assessing grant applications and providing funding recommendations to Council. The committee are also consulted by Council on directional strategies and policy for the arts and culture in the region.

Nomination forms are available at Council’s customer service centres in Mossman & Port Douglas, Douglas Libraries and online below.

For more information, please contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on (07) 4099 9444 or email

Nominations close 28th February 2020.  

What Is The RADF?

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 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.

Under a RADF renewal Councils now 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.

For further information on RADF please contact Council’s Liaison Officer. For information on other Arts Queensland programs and opportunities please visit the Arts Queensland website.