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Round 2 2019-2020  Snap Shot Application are due at Council 19 February 2020.


What is 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 2019-20 promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions.

RADF Objectives

  • Build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
  • Provide public value for Queensland communities
  • Provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities
  • Deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community

Scenic Rim Regional Council - Arts and Cultural Policy

RADF Guidelines for 2019/20

Scenic Rim Regional Council's  RADF  program is currently awaiting approval from Arts Queensland

Strategic Themes for 2019/20

Each year a number of themes or priorities are identified which align with Council's Community Plan and Cultural Policy.

In developing your application, it is essential that you demonstrate how your proposal relates to one or more of the key themes of TRANSFORMING communities and art practice through ACCESS, ATTITUDE, PEOPLE and PLACE.

Theme 1: Transforming Place

This priority is about projects that transform place through engagement in Arts and Cultural activities. This includes:

  • Placemaking. Connecting people through arts projects that encourage their interactivity with a particular place or space. It enables the stories of the people and the place to be visible and be celebrated or commemorated by the community and its visitors. Placemaking is about creating Art that can transform a place or space that will engage the community and its visitors with the stories of the region.
  •  Artists in Residence. Provide opportunities for artists to have time to dedicate to their artwork, to grow and expand ideas, to take their creativity to a new level of excellence by working within communities of a given area. An Artist in Residence encourages an artist to share experience and expertise with the members of the community while allowing them to focus on their own art making.

Theme 2: Transforming People

This priority is about projects that transform people through engagement in Arts and Cultural activities. This includes:

  • Opportunities for access and genuine engagement for people with disabilities or from diverse backgrounds
  • Attracting young people to the arts through opportunities for emerging artists in our communities
  • Opportunities to increase cultural awareness in our communities by connecting with First Nations artists.
  • Opportunities to explore creative aging.
  • Exploring the role of the arts in recovery, community resilience and social cohesion,
  • Professional Development for individual artists and cultural workers to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities

Theme 3. Transforming Attitudes

This priority is about projects that transform attitudes towards arts and culture in the community  This includes:

  • Articulating the value of arts and culture in our community.
  • Developing career pathways for our regional artist and arts workers
  • Ensuring regional artists and arts products are valued highly by the local and wider community

Theme 4. transforming Access

This priority is about projects that transform access to arts and culture in the community  This includes:

  • Developing collaborations with other sectors (e.g. Health, Education, Sport, Tourism)
  • Developing new markets for our artists and arts workers.
  • Connecting with primary and secondary educators to increase access to arts education
  • Skill development of our artists and art workers to work with people of all abilities and backgrounds

 Application Forms

In 2019/20, SRRC will offer 3 different funding strands. These include:

"Big Idea" Community Grants - $25,000 per round

  • Open year round
  • Closing in September and February
  • 2 Stage assessment process

"Express Lane" Quick Response Grants - $5,000 per year

The Quick Response grants are for professional development opportunities that unexpectedly become available outside of the normal RADF rounds. 

  • Open year round as a rolling fund
  • $1,000 for opportunities within Queensland
  • $1,500 for opportunities Interstate

"Launch Pad" Young Creatives Small Arts Grants - $5,000 per year

The Small Arts Grants provides an opportunity for emerging artists and producers aged 16-25 years to access a wide range of resources to support their arts practice. A young creative applying for this grant needs to demonstrate an engagement in the Scenic Rim's cultural or creative industries. 

  • Open year round as a rolling fund
  • Grants are capped at $1,000
  • Applicants are required to provide a Letter of Support from a professional arts or cultural worker, teacher or tutor verifying the applicant's dedication to their arts practice

Outcome Reports

All activities that have received RADF investment (including individual career development/arts and cultural projects and activities or council strategic initiatives) are required to complete an outcome report within 8 weeks of the completion of their project.

Outcome Reports for Community Grant rounds fall under two categories:

Public Projects Outcome Report

This outcome report template is 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/Career Development Outcome Report

This outcome report template is for those undertaking professional/career development activities – e.g. attendance at conferences and training workshops to develop your own skills, knowledge or career.

2019/20 Important dates

The RADF Program is open all year round for planning, preparing and seeking assistance with grant writing.

"Big Idea" Community Grant Round

  • Closes 9 October 2019
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 23 October
  • Full Applications due 8 November
  • For projects after 1 January 2020

"Big Idea" Community Grant Round

  • Closes 19 February 2020
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 23 March 
  • Full Applications due 15 April 2020
  •  For projects after 1 July 2020

"Express Lane" Quick Response Professional Development Grants

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2019

"Launch Pad" Young Creatives Small Arts Grant

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2019

RADF Information



RADF Contacts

For all RADF enquiries please contact:

Scenic Rim Liaison Officer
Mark Paddick
PH: 5540 5351


The Scenic Rim Regional Council has a number of specific Key Performance Outcomes they need to gather evidence about throughout the year to report back to Arts Queensland including:

  • That local people are engaged as decision makers about RADF.
  • That local communities and partners are satisfied with council's management of RADF.

Please complete the following survey to provide feedback on Councils RADF program. Forms can be returned to the RADF Liaison Officer.