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

Councillors Newman and Stanford with the cast of Peter Pan. The Roma Performing Arts group were successfull in their application for new digital microphones (August 2017).

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

RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by 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 regional Queensland.


The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports projects in visual arts, music, theatre or drama, dancing, digital media, public art, collections or design.  Plan your project now!

Council invites applications for funding from local artists and community groups in the following priority areas:

  • Develop and enhance local skills
  • Funding requests that involve different, new or emerging art forms
  • Cultural tourism
  • Collections and local history
  • Individual participants and groups that have not historically participated in RADF funded programs and projects
  • Ensure there is a regional benefit for funded projects

Funding under the 2017/18 Financial Year:

Round 1 Opens Round 1 Closes Notification to Applicants
29 January 2018 5 March 2018 Notification will be provided to applicants 6-8 weeks after the closing date.


2016/17 Successful Applicants

Organisation Project Funding Amount
Maranoa Artists Workshop - Maxine Thompson animal painting. $1,293
Maranoa Artists Workshop - Jennie Kelly Creative Acrylic. $749
Roma Performing Arts Mic Madness - Purchase of digital microphones $4,898
Injune Arts Injune Creative Odyssey. A regular event on the Injune calendar, this 2-day workshop involves several tutors in different creative fields. $10,000
Creative Injune Coast 2 Creek - three 2-day skill development workshops. $4,000
Council Strategic Initiative Opera in the Quarry (Amby). $5,000
Council Strategic Initiative Food and Fire Festival workshops. $6,000
Council Strategic Initiative Aladdin and Magic iPod performances Mitchell, Surat and Roma. $4,000
    Total $35,940


Further Information

Information for Applicants  
RADF Guidelines  
RADF Application Form
RADF Category 1 Applicaton 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.

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.


2015/16 Successful Applicants

A total of $31,199 has been approved.

Grant Recipient

Grant Amount

Project Description

Roma Performing Arts Project


Hiring a director to direct this year’s community performance of the ‘Boy From Oz’.  Production dates 15-17 September and 22-24 September, 2016.

Maranoa Artists Inc


Hiring a tutor to conduct a two day workshop in traditional pastels with the local community on 21-22 May, 2016.

Creative Injune


Conducting three two-day skill development workshops under the project name ‘Brush Strokes’.

Injune Arts


This application is building on a successful event held last year in Injune, and has already attracted interest from outside the region.

The Silversmiths Roma Group Inc


Employing tutors to conduct a Level 1 stone setting workshop on 18-19 June, 2016

Stephen Brown (on behalf of NAIDOC Week organisers)



Conduct a three day tour to Indigenous communities (Roma, Mitchell and Surat) during NAIDOC Week 8-10 July 2016, showcasing Indigenous performer Lloyd Saunders and showing the narrative of culture and history through music, song and dance.

Roma on Bungil Gallery


Bring museum and gallery professionals to work with cultural organisations in the Maranoa in the Museum & Galleries Queensland Standards Review Program.

Calloused Hearts Short Film


Noonga local, Clancy Sinnamon, has developed a short film shot on location in Jackson. This project will enable the film to be professionally colour graded and promoted.