Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Financial assistance for local projects with artistic and cultural outcomes is available through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Councillor Puddy Chandler and Councillor Cameron O’Neil with Brisbane artists Josh Wilkinson, Sam Wilkinson and Xana Denruyter outside Bassett Park.

RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by our local communities. The program promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to develop sustainable, diverse and prosperous local communities.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Maranoa Regional Council to support local arts and culture in the Maranoa.


Applications for the 2018-19 Regional Arts Development Fund opened on Friday, 8 February 2019 and closed Monday, 18 March 2019. 

Maranoa Regional Council had an allocation of $25,000 from Arts Queensland to help fund quality art projects.  The RADF budget for 2018/19 has been fully expended, and no further rounds will be available until early 2020.

2018/19 Successful Applicants

Successful funding applications to the value of $26,559 were announced at the Council meeting on 10 April 2019:



Date (2019)

Amount Funded

Wallumbilla Heritage Association

Scrap Metal workshop

18-19 May


Injune Photography Group

Photography workshop

14-16 June


Easter in the Country

Crack Up Sisters workshop

18-20 April


Wallaroo Art Group

Soft furnishing workshop

7-8 September


Creative Injune

2 x art skills workshops

27-29 April

7-9 September


Bymount Creative Circle

2 x mosaic workshops

1-2 November

3-4 November






Further details of the workshops or events will be on the Council Events Calendar.

In addition, Council are supporting the following initiatives during 2018/19.


RADF Contribution

Out of Round – Workshop for Roma on Bungil Gallery


‘Create and Thrive’ workshops in Roma and Injune (5,7 June 2019)

Up to $1,500

Queensland Music/Queensland Ballet June 2019


Queensland Opera in the Maranoa (6 September 2019)


‘Arts Ablaze’ conference bursaries

Up to $1,000

Peter Keegan Museum at Big Rig

Remaining budget

2017/18 Successful Applicants

Successful funding applications to the value of $25,407 were announced at the Council meeting on 11 April 2018:

Organisation Project Funding Amount 

The Silversmiths Roma Group

Gem setting workshop (18-19 August) $1,000
Isolated Children's Parents Association (ICPA) St George Branch Secured a qualified art teacher for the Breakout Camp (10 - 14 December $1,974
Booringa Action Group Employment of digital media arts workers and sounds musicians at 3 day arts immersion at 22-Mile, Mitchell (5 - 8 July). $10,961
Roma on Bungil Gallery Sculpture demonstration and workshop (7-8 July) $1,272
Injune Arts Employment of tutors for Injune's Creative Odyssey (17 - 19 August) $8,000
Creative Injune Two art workshops - Colour Abstraction (21-22 April) and Pastel Portraiture (28-29 July) $2,200
    Total $25,407

Further details of the workshops or events will be on the Council Events Calendar.

In addition, Council have supported the following initiatives during 2017/18.



RADF Contribution

Easter in the Country

Film workshop at the festival


Visit Roma

Public art at Bassett Park


Maranoa Regional Council

Small Museum Conference (26-28 October 2018)





Out of Round Application (projects of regional significance will be considered)



RADF Contribution

Friends of the Gallery Mitchell

Raku workshop





Further Information

Information for Applicants  
RADF Guidelines  
RADF Application Form
RADF Category 1 Application Form  
RADF Outcome Report







Hard copies of guidelines and application forms are available at Maranoa Regional Council libraries.

Maranoa Regional Council RADF Committee

Prospective applicants may contact Maranoa Regional Council RADF Committee members for general information about the RADF program and assistance with developing their ideas into projects.  All other enquiries should be directed to the RADF Liaison Officer. There are no current vacancies on the committee.

At its meeting on 10 April 2019, Council welcomed incoming RADF committee members – Sandra Macdonald, Rosie Bryant and Chris Riddell.

Cr Puddy Chandler
(Committee Chair)
Wendy Newman
Cr Geoff McMullen Sandra Macdonald
Rosie Bryant Leslie Galwey
Chris Riddell  







If you wish to contact a member of the RADF Committee please advise the RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 007 662.

Committee Protocols

The Maranoa Regional Council RADF Committee Protocols outline how the Committee operates, ensuring the accuracy and consistency of decisions made in reference to the RADF Program or RADF Applications.

For further information, please contact Council on 1300 007 662.