RADF Funding

RADF Funding

What is the Regional Arts Development Fund?

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Carpentaria Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

RADF 2022-23 promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland.

From 2015, Councils have delivered locally tailored RADF programs based on the identified priorities, opportunities and capacities of their local communities. This means that RADF may look different from place to place in order to best respond to the ways of working and aspirations of local communities. Carpentaria Shire Council has a RADF Committee. The RADF Committee consists of local artists and cultural workers, members of cultural groups, members of local organisations or associations, people active in their community, and is ratified as an advisory committee to Council.

For further information on RADF please contact council. For information on other Arts Queensland programs and opportunities please visit www.arts.qld.gov.au.

What are the RADF 2022-23 objectives?

RADF supports arts and cultural activities that:

  • provide public value for Queensland communities
  • build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community well-being
  • deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community.

    RADF 2022-23 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs)

    All projects receiving RADF 2022-23 funding are required to report on their contribution towards RADF. The following are used to assess applications for funding:


  • Produces or contributes to high quality arts and cultural initiatives for local communities.
  • Proven capacity to effectively support and deliver arts and cultural services.


  • Provides access to and engagement in arts and culture for diverse communities, practitioners, participants and audiences.
  • Evidence of local demand for proposed program/s.
  • Demonstrates community and stakeholder involvement in RADF priority setting, decision making and evaluation.


  • Demonstrates cultural, artistic, social or economic returns on investment.
  • Supports one or more Queensland Government objectives for the community including encouraging safe and inclusive communities, building regions, supporting disadvantaged Queenslanders, stimulating economic growth and innovation, increasing workforce participation and engaging children and young Queenslanders.


  • Evidence of good planning for strong governance and management of RADF at a local level.
  • Evidence of partnership capacity with partners including business and government.


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What Kind of Projects are Eligible for a RADF Grant?

The program supports locally determined professional arts, cultural and heritage development opportunities by providing one-off, short term, project based financial assistance to groups and individuals. Activities and projects must align with one of the set funding categories.

For full eligibility details and information about what activities RADF does NOT support please read the Regional Arts Development Fund Guidelines.

Who Can Apply For a RADF Grant?

Individuals and organisations applying for RADF funding must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be based in the local council area, or if based outside the local council area are able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the local council area;
  • Be a permanent resident or Australian citizen;
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • Be an incorporated cultural organisation/s or individual/s; and
  • Be an unincorporated organisation/s or individual/s, auspiced by an incorporated body.

Local Priorities for 2022-23

Preference will be given to applications that address one or more of the following local priorities:

  • Indigenous Youth Workshops.
  • Heritage and Lasting Projects.
  • Touring Dance and Musical Classes/productions.
  • High Quality Art Works.

Priority Target Groups for 2022-23

Preference will be given to applications that address one or more of the following priority target groups:

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People.
  • Young People and Children.
  • Regional Queenslanders.
  • People with a disability.
  • Tourists.
  • Seniors.
  • Men.

For more information please contact Council on Ph: (07) 4745 2200 or by email at council@carpentaria.qld.gov.au

RADF 2022-23 is delivered in partnership with local councils in Queensland. The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, provides RADF Funding to councils and councils also invest funding and contribute in-kind support to RADF delivery.

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