Regional Arts Development Fund Grants

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. RADF is a partnership between State Government, through Arts Queensland, and your local council (Winton Shire Council). RADF funds one-off, short term projects that offer professional arts, cultural and heritage opportunities.

The Winton Shire Council bids for an annual allocation of funding for the region from Arts Queensland. This allocation is managed by the Winton Shire Council through a locally run RADF grants program. Local artists and cultural workers can apply to RADF under the categories of:

  • Developing regional skills;
  • Building community cultural capacity;
  • Interest-free arts loan;
  • Cultural tourism;
  • Contemporary collections/stories;
  • Regional partnerships;
  • Concept development; and
  • Arts policy development and implementation.

Applications are assessed by a publicly elected committee.

However below are examples of projects RADF does not fund:

  • Amateur arts;
  • Applicants who submit unsigned applications;
  • Applicants who have failed to acquit previous RADF grants;
  • Projects for which art workers are paid less than the recommended rates;
  • Activities that commence before Council approval is given;
  • Murals;
  • School arts activities;
  • Framing or freight;
  • Competitions;
  • Eisteddfod;
  • Publishing costs;
  • Purchase of capital items; and
  • Workshops that are part of an organisation's 'core business'.

How to Apply

Please read the Regional Arts Development Fund Guidelines and use the Eligibility Checklist prior to preparing your application.

The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out your application before you submit it.

You may begin anywhere in the application form.  Please ensure you save as you go.

You can enter the Winton Shire Council's online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants by clicking APPLY NOW below.

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For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 4657 2680 during business hours or email and quote your submission number.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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