Acknowledgment of Country

Bundaberg Regional Council acknowledges the traditional Country of the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai Peoples and recognise that this Country has always been and continues to be of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance. We recognise the thousands of generations of continuous culture that have shaped this country and the people on it.  

What is the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)?

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

RADF is a funding program and some of the allocated funds are made available to the community through community grant rounds. Council submits an application to Arts Queensland each year and is able to identify strategic projects for funding in addition to the community grants on offer.

RADF can cover up to 65% of your project costs. Please be aware the funds in any one round are limited and demand is usually high. The more competitive applications strongly demonstrate their value for money against the RADF Guidelines.

Note that funds for professional development will be strictly limited to $1,000 per applicant and the available funding for professional development activities is $5,000 in total for the financial year.

Details about the program in Bundaberg, the Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded here. Please take particular notice of eligibility guidelines.

RADF Guidelines

2019-20 Application Form


Rod Ainsworth
Manager, Arts & Cultural Services
Phone: 07 4130 4100
Email: rod.ainsworth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

When is the next round open?

Round 1 of the 2019-20 Financial Year is now closed.

Round Open

Friday 13 September 2019

Workshop for Potential Applicants

Tuesday 8 October 2019 (5-7pm) School of Arts Room 1M

Round Closed

Sunday 20 October 2019 (midnight)

Funds Available (successful applicants)

1 January 2020

Note that there are long lead times in each round as all recommendations made by the RADF Committee must be endorsed by Council. In order to do justice to all applications, adequate time is allowed for the committee’s individual and group assessments and the time required to ensure Council deliberates on the recommendations made by the Committee.

What is the focus for this round?

This first funding round is a community grant round with no specific focus. Potential applicants should make themselves aware of the Arts+Culture Strategy 2019-23 which guides Council’s planning and expenditure. This Strategy was developed through extensive community consultation in 2018 and was adopted by Council in December 2018. Applicants will be asked to identify how their project links to this Strategy.

How RADF applications are assessed Applications are assessed by the RADF Assessment Committee, comprised of the Portfolio Councillor for Community and Cultural Services and representatives from Council’s Libraries, Arts and Theatre section. Your application will be assessed in confidence by professional arts and cultural workers who will follow Arts Queensland’s assessment guidelines and processes.  Applications, once assessed, are put to a resolution at a full Council meeting.

Reporting on your project

You are required to complete a RADF Outcome Report for each funded project. This will detail the project’s achievements, will detail financial expenditure and will provide important evaluation data. Applicants are advised to read the Outcome Report prior to submitting an application to understand the reporting requirements that will be expected.

RADF Outcome Report - Professional Development

RADF Outcome Report - Public Projects

Promoting RADF

Successful applicants are required to promote the Regional Arts Development Fund as part of their project. Projects must acknowledge funding from Council and RADF in all promotional collateral, media releases, publications, websites or other promotions. Logos and funding acknowledgement wording are supplied to successful applicants.

In addition, Council has a range of RADF Banners available for loan. If you would like to borrow any of this equipment to display at your event, please contact radf@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Arts and Cultural Strategy 2019-2023

The Bundaberg Region Arts and Cultural Strategy 2019-2023 aims to provide an overarching vision and direction for the delivery of Bundaberg Regional Council’s arts and cultural facilities, programs and services as well as providing a framework for the consideration of future priorities and directions for investment in and with the community. The aim of the Strategy is to look at how Council’s investment can be maximised to ensure the greatest possible level of public engagement in and with the arts – to ensure that the programming and outcomes are accessible, relevant to the community and of the highest quality.

Arts & Cultural Strategy

Useful links

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.