Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Local Grants Program & Public Art Proposals
OPEN: Noon 30 March 2017
CLOSE: 4.30pm 26 May 2017
Eligible individuals, organisations and collectives are invited to apply for funding for arts and cultural projects under Council’s 2016-17 Regional Arts Development (RADF) Program.
A RADF Information Session will be held at 10am on Tuesday 4 April at Douglas Shire Council’s Mossman Administration Building, 64-66 Front St Mossman. RSVPs are essential by 3 April by telephoning (07) 4099 9444 or emailing email@example.com.
Applicants are also encouraged to read:
- DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL ARTS STRATEGY 2017-2021
- DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL ARTS GENERAL POLICY
- DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL CORPORATE PLAN
- ARTS QUEENSLAND ARTS ACUMEN TOOLS & RESOURCES
- RADF Information Session – Notes
Applications must received by Council before 4.30pm Friday 26 May 2017.
What is the Regional Arts Development Fund?
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.
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 The Arts in Douglas – Have your say! survey.