Scenic Rim Regional Arts Development Fund

The RADF program promotes the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. It is a partnership program between Arts Queensland and Council. Council makes a bid for funding from Arts Queensland. Local arts and cultural workers’ can apply to Council for funding for; professional services, travel costs to attend seminars, productions, exhibitions, workshops, research and promotion. The elected RADF committee make recommendations to Council for allocation of funds.

 

Arts for all Queenslanders Strategy

Regional Arts Development Fund is a highly valued cornerstone of the government's regional arts investment.. Read more about the strategy here

Arts and Cultural Framework

The Arts and Cultural Framework explains the government's approach to arts and cultural investment across Queensland. More information here

Key Performance Outcomes

All RADF funded projects must demonstrate that they have met Arts Queensland's, Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs) . These are:

  • Quality
  • Reach
  • Value

Download the RADF KPOs and Target Measures

 

RADF FAQ ( frequently asked questions)

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland.

RADF is a partnership between State Government, through Arts Queensland, and your local council.


What is funded?

One-off, short term projects that offer professional arts, cultural and heritage opportunities.

What are the objectives of RADF?

  •  Supporting locally determined arts and cultural priorities
  •  Supporting local artists and arts and cultural activity.
  •  Providing opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities

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 What are Strategic Themes?

Each year three themes/priorities are identified which align with Council's Community Plan and Cultural Policy.

70% of RADF funds will be directly linked to these three priorities

In 2014/2015 the priorities are:

  • War Stories and Our Town
  • Cultural Trails
  • Vibrant Towns and Villages

30% of RADF funds will used to promote artistic excellence through the:

  • Artist in Residence Program
  • Professional Development Program.

In delivering on these strategic objectives, priority will be given to approaches that respond to, and focus on:

  • Creative excellence in artistic practice
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability of the cultural sector
  • Creative collaborations and partnerships
  • Engaging our community in high quality arts and cultural experiences

The Strategic Themes are outlined in the RADF Guidelines. Available here

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What is a professional arts and cultural worker?

RADF will only fund projects that employ professional or emerging professional artists or cultural workers. A Eligibility Checklist must be completed for all professional and/or emerging professional artists.

Download the Eligibility Checklist (PDF)

A professional arts and cultural worker:

  •     Has specialist training in his/her field (not necessarily in academic institutions);
  •     Is recognised by his/her peers (professional practitioners working in the artform area);
  •     Is committed to devoting significant time to the artistic activity; and
  •     Has a history of public presentation.

An emerging professional arts and cultural worker:

  •     Has had no more than five years experience as a professional artist.
  •     See also the definition of "professional artist". 

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Who can apply?

To apply for an RADF grant in the Scenic Rim you must:

  • Be permanent residents or Australian citizens
  • Be based in the Scenic Rim or demonstrate how the project will directly benefit Scenic Rim Arts & Culture
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be auspiced by an individual or organisation that does.
  • Be over 18 years of age or have the application co-signed by a legal guardian confirming responsibility for the financial management of the funding
  • Be an Individual professional artists, arts workers, cultural workers or project coordinators who:
    • are based in the local council area,
    • 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
    • are permanent residents or Australian citizens
  • Be an Incorporated cultural organisations
    • based in the local council area,
    • or those based outside the local council area that are able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the local council area.
  • Be an Unincorporated organisations, auspiced by an incorporated body,
    • that are based in the local council area,
    • or those based outside the local council area that are able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the local council area. 

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What is not funded by RADF?

Ineligible applications include:

  • Applications submitted after the closing date.
  • Applicants who submit unsigned applications.
  • Applicants who have failed to acquit previous RADF grants.
  • Activities that commence before Council approval has been given.
  • Funding for competitions.
  • Applications for accredited study, training or university courses
  • Amateur arts.
  • Projects for which arts workers are paid less than the recommended rates.
  • Entertainment.
  • Eisteddfods.
  • Workshops that are part of an organisation′s ′core business′.

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How do I apply for RADF?

The RADF process involves a two stage application.

Stage 1: Proposal Snapshot. This is  a  3 page application that capture a concise "snapshot" of your idea. This will be assessed by the RADF committee ( including feedback from external advisory groups) and a shortlist of applications created..

Stage 2: The shortlisted applicants will be invited to prepare a full RADF application, including support material and concise budget. These will be assessed by the RADF committee and  a final  decision will be made taking into consideration: available funding, balance across art forms, artistic excellence, government priorities and target group representation.

 Public Projects Full Application. Is used for those undertaking activities that have or will lead to a public outcome – e.g. exhibitions, events, engagement projects, creative developments, performances, place making projects, publications and public workshops.

 Professional Development Full Application is used for those undertaking professional/career development activities – e.g. attendance at conferences and training workshops to develop your own skills, knowledge or career.  

 

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What is an Outcome report?

An Outcome Report using the ARTS Qld template must be submitted to the Council no later than 8 weeks after the completion of the project. The RADF Committee will read the Outcome Report to ensure the project was undertaken as proposed and may draw on this information for reports or case studies.

Who do I speak to if I have more questions?

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The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Scenic Rim Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture