Regional Arts Development Fund 2020 Application Round

The RADF Grant application round for 2020 is OPEN.

A public information session will be held on Wednesday 12 February at 11am at the Douglas Shire Council office in Mossman.

Committee members wanted:

Nominations for Douglas Shire Council’s 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 here.

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.

Before starting an application:

Please review Program Guidelines, Council’s Arts Strategy and Arts General Policy and discuss your application plans with the RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting an application.

Please consider how your proposed project aligns with the:

– Objectives of RADF;
– Assessment Criteria; and
– Locally-identified priorities for arts and culture in the Shire.

Although an application may meet the above, grants are highly competitive and approval will depend on available funds, the quality of applications and Council priorities.

View Council’s 2017-2021 Arts Strategy HERE

What are the RADF objectives?

RADF objectives are to:

• support local artists and arts and cultural activity to deliver value for local communities
• provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities
• invest in locally-determined priorities delivered through arts and cultural activity
• contribute towards current government priorities.

Douglas Shire Council’s locally identified priorities were determined through community engagement and community feedback during the development of Douglas Shire Council’s Corporate Plan 2014-2019 and 2017-2021 Arts Strategy.

Previous successful RADF recipients: