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.


The first round of applications for the 2018-19 Regional Arts Development Fund was opened on Friday, 8 February 2019 and closed Monday, 18 March 2019. 

Maranoa Regional Council has an allocation of $25,000 from Arts Queensland to help fund quality art projects.  

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 signigicance will be considered)



RADF Contribution

Friends of the Gallery Mitchell

Raku workshop






Further Information

Information for Applicants  
RADF Guidelines  
RADFApplication Form
RADF Category 1 Applicaton Form  
RADF Outcome Report







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

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. 

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.

Cr Puddy Chandler
(Committee Chair)
Wendy Newman
Cr Geoff McMullen Sue Pukallus
Loretta Thomas Leslie Galwey






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

Committee Vacancy

Vacancies occur from time to time for interested persons to join the RADF Committee for a 2 year term.  Please contact the RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 007 662 to register your interest.

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.