Regional Arts Development Fund 2017-18 Application Round
The RADF Grant application round for 2017-18 opens on Monday 29th January.
Applications are open for eight weeks and close on Friday 23rd March at 4:30pm.
Application kit cover sheet HERE
Application forms HERE.
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 The Arts in Douglas – Have your say! survey.
Want to join the RADF Committee?
The RADF Committee reflects the diverse arts, culture and geography of our Shire, voluntarily promoting the program, assessing RADF grant applications and recommending funding to Council. The RADF Committee may consist of up to five community members and up to two Councillors.
The Committee is assisted by Council’s RADF Liaison, who administers the local RADF program.
Previous successful RADF recipients:
- RADF – IN REVIEW
- RADF – SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS 2015/16
- RADF – SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS 2014/15 (ROUND 1)
- RADF – SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS 2014/15 (ROUND 2)
- RADF – SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS 2013/14
Arts Matters in Douglas
Council’s inaugural arts newsletter has been created, with a view to circulating twice a year, informing the community about Council venues, arts activities and funding, as well as showcasing local artists and their projects. Feedback is also sought from the community on how we can improve the newsletter, and what stories to feature in the future.
Hard copies are also available at Council’s Library and Customer Service counters in Mossman and Port Douglas