Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Whitsunday Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts and culture as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions; and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities. 
All projects and activities receiving RADF funding are required to report on their contribution towards RADF 2019/2020 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs) included in the RADF guidelines. 
Funding Rounds

There will be four rounds per funding period.

Applications will be due by 4:00pm on the closing dates: 
 Round 1 Opens:   Monday, 13 May 2019
Closes:   Friday, 9 August 2019

For projects commencing after Monday, 16 September 2019
 Round 2 Opens:   Monday, 12 August 2019
Closes:   Friday, 8 November 2019

For projects commencing after Monday, 16 December 2019
 Round 3 Opens:   Monday, 11 November 2019
Closes:   Friday, 10 January 2020

For projects commencing after Monday, 17 February 2020
 Round 4 Opens:   Monday, 10 February 2020
Closes:   Friday, 8 May 2020

For projects commencing after Monday, 15 June 2020
Any applications received after the closure of a funding round will not be considered until the next funding round. 

NOTE:  The RADF forms are currently being updated. Please contact Council to request a form.
Useful Links

Arts Queensland Website 
Arts Queensland Funding Acknowledgement
Calling for Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee Members

Whitsunday Regional Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from community members who have an interest in the arts to become members of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee.

To register your expression of interest in becoming a committee member please submit a letter detailing your experience and/or interest in the Arts to:

Whitsunday Regional Council
Attn: RADF Liaison Officer 
PO Box 104

For more information, please contact Council's RADF Liaison Officer, Jacqui Neave, on 1300 WRC QLD (1300 972 753)  or email 

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