RADF

RADF

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.  

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 strictly limited in each financial year.

Applications Open: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Applications Close: Thursday 4 February 2021

Projects may begin from: 1 March 2021 (projects starting before this date will be ineligible)

Guidelines and details about the program in Bundaberg, can be downloaded below. Please pay close attention to the Eligibility requirements. RADF Guidelines (PDF - 1.01 MB)

From 2020, ALL applications must be submitted by SmaryGrants. There are no exceptions. Use the following link to apply.
Please note: You may download a copy of the form so you can prepare your application before filling it in online.

APPLY HERE

Applications are assessed by the RADF Assessment Committee, comprised of the Portfolio Councillor for Community and Cultural Services and representatives from Council’s Library Services and Arts & Cultural Services staff. Your application will be assessed in confidence by staff who will follow Arts Queensland’s assessment guidelines and processes. Applications, once assessed, are put to a resolution at a full Council meeting before offers or other announcements are made.

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.

Reporting will be submitted via the Smaty Grants website. Successful applicants will receive a unique link.

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.

“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.”

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 email rod.ainsworth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au and CC radf@bundaberg.qld.gov.au.

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

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.

Contact

Jolene Watson
Community Arts Development and RADF Liaison Officer
Phone: 07 4130 4752
Email: jolene.watson@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

RADF: Previously Funded Programs