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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 2018-19 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 2018/19

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

Strategic Themes for 2018/19

Each year a number of themes or priorities are identified which align with Council's Community Plan and Cultural Policy. In 2018/19 the priorities are:

Theme 1: Children and Families

A key to living in regional and rural areas is the development of strong social networks that help to create a friendly and caring community. The Scenic Rim strives to be an inclusive, caring and creative environment with healthy and active residents. This priority is about increasing participation in community life that leads to vibrant and active towns and villages This includes: children and young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, our elders and families of all kinds.

Theme 2: Placemaking

Placemaking in an arts and cultural context refers to the engagement of people with a place. It is about engagement with arts projects that interpret our place, reveal our heritage, identity and aspirations. It enables the stories of the people and the place to be visible and be celebrated or commemorated by the community and its visitors. This priority is about creating Art for a place or space that will engage the community and its visitors with the stories of the region through signage, trails, public art or storytelling.

Theme 3.

Professional Development Program

This priority is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

Theme 4.

Artist in Residence Program

Artists in Residence programs offer an opportunity 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.

 Application Forms

In 2018/19, 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.

2018/19 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 5 September 2018
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 20 September
  • Full Applications due 19 October 
  • For projects after 1 January 2019

"Big Idea" Community Grant Round

  • Closes 19 February 2019
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 21 March 
  • Full Applications due 10 April 2019
  •  For projects after 1 July 2019

"Express Lane" Quick Response Professional Development Grants

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2018

"Launch Pad" Young Creatives Small Arts Grant

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2018

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.