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, culture and heritage 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 2017-18 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs) included in the RADF guidelines. 
Funding Rounds

There will be four rounds per year – February, May, August and November

Applications will be due by 4pm: 
 Round 1 Closes Monday 14 August 2017
For projects commencing after Monday 18 September 2017
 Round 2 Closes Monday 13 November 2017
For projects commencing after Monday 18 December 2017
 Round 3 Closes Monday 12 February 2018
For projects commencing after Monday 19 March 2018
 Round 4 Closes Monday 14 May 2018
For projects commencing after Monday 18 June 2018
Any applications received after the closure of the funding round is unable to be considered until the next funding round.  
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:

The RADF Liaison Officer
Whitsunday Regional Council
PO Box 104
Proserpine QLD 4800

For more information please contact RADF Liaison Officer Jacqui Neave on (07) 4945 0200 or email 

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