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

The Freedom Tree - a unique community memorial to commemorate the soldiers from Surat.
The Freedom Tree - a unique community memorial to commemorate the soldiers from Surat.

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!

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

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

  • develop regional skills
  • attend or run workshops
  • build community cultural capacity
  • cultural tourism
  • contemporary collections/stories
  • product development and marketing

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government (through Arts Queensland) and Maranoa Regional Council partnership supporting local arts and culture.

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.






















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


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  






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

Committee Vacancy

A vacancy currently exists for an interested person to join the RADF Committee.  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.