REGIONAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND (RADF)

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Banana Shire Council.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities as determined by local communities.

                 

               

GRANTS

INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Objective: To nurture the creative and talented individuals in the Banana Shire and encourage growth in their practice.

These grants are to support individual professional and emerging artists or arts and cultural workers living in the Banana Shire to undertake professional development activities located within Australia. These activities will support the participant to grow and excel in their chosen field of practice.

Activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Attendance to professional development seminars, conferences, master classes or workshops
  • Mentorships or organised activities with industry professionals
  • Placements with recognised arts and cultural organisations
  • Travel, accommodation and associated costs with attending your activity

Grant Amount: $500 or $1000

Application Due Dates:

30 November 2017

31 January 2018

28 February 2018

31 March 2018

30 April 2018

31 May 2018

30 June 2018

Important Information: 

  • In the event that funding is expended there may be less funding rounds offered
  • Applicants should allow up to 8 weeks for the funding application approval process. Please consider this is planning the start date of projects and activities.

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANTS

Objective: To display the creative spirit within the community.

RADF grants are available to eligible individuals, groups and organisations, the funding categories below outline the eligible activities and projects. Your application must align with one of these categories.

1. Supporting our Community
Objective: To support and strengthen the cultural capacity of our community.

2. Local Storytelling
Objective: To facilitate and support local storytelling and encourage the display and celebration of the diversity within our community.

3. Visible Cultural Life
Objective: To showcase the creative spirit of our community and encourage cultural tourism.

4. Small Towns, Big Ideas
Objective: To foster significant arts and cultural ideas and help them move towards reality

Grant Amount: up to $2000

Application Due Dates:

30 November 2017

28 February 2018

30 June 2018

Important Information: 

  • In the event that funding is expended there may be less funding rounds offered
  • Applicants should allow up to 8 weeks for the funding application approval process. Please consider this is planning the start date of projects and activities.

 

COUNCIL INITIATIVES

A TRIBUTE TO MODERN PIONEERS

Click the link for find more information about our A Tribute to Modern Pioneers project

 

RADF ASSESSMENT PANEL

The Banana Shire Council invites community members to jon the RADF Assessment Panel. Applications are assessed via an online process following each grant round. Download an application form in the panel to the right or contact the RLO for more information.

 

LOCAL PRIORITIES

RADF in the Banana Shire operates with a combination of RADF grants and strategic initiatives developed by Council in response to the following local arts and culture priorities:

Priority 1: Celebrate Creative Life of the Banana Shire

  • Support a wide variety of artforms and activities with particular focus on adding value to existing arts and cultural events and festivals
  • Encourage local artists, artsworkers, groups and organisations
  • Encourage collaboration and building of partnerships and inclusive/accessible arts and cultural activities.

Priority 2: Young People

  • Support inclusive arts and culture which foster the diverse groups within our community and build new audiences, particularly with focus on encouraging arts and cultural activities by, with and for young people (13-30 years).

Priority 3: Display of Creative Spirit Within the Community

  • Encourage activities which strengthen community pride and liveability of our towns
  • Encourage public display of local stories, community spirit and celebration of our diverse communities through public art and placemaking
  • Increase the number and quality of arts and cultural activities and opportunities.


Touring exhibition A Sense of Wonder was funded through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

 

MORE INFORMATION

RADF Liaison Officer (RLO): Shanna Muston
Post Banana Shire Council
PO Box 412
BILOELA QLD 4715
Email enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au
Phone (07) 4992 9500
In Person Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery
62 Valentine Plains Road
To ensure availability call or email to make an appointment
Join the Mailing List To receive RADF updates and Arts and Culture News in the Banana Shire, email enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au and state you would like to be added to the Arts and Culture Mailing List.