Regional Arts Development Fund

The RADF program promotes the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. It is a partnership program between Arts Queensland and Council. Council makes a bid for funding from Arts Queensland. Local arts and cultural workers' can apply to Council for funding for; professional services, travel costs to attend seminars, productions, exhibitions, workshops, research and promotion. The elected RADF committee make recommendations to Council for allocation of funds.

Scenic Rim Regional Council Arts and Cultural Policy 

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2014/2015 ROUND 2 Successful Recipients

Council approved a total of $21,056.00 as follows:

Boonah and District Cultural Foundation $1,200
The grant will be used towards the costs of running workshops in comedy to increase the quality or performers in the Boonah and District area.

Rathdowney Area Development and Historical Association $1,600 
The project will deliver exhibition development and production training (including materials) for Scenic Rim Heritage Network Members. This will also assist the production on a new War exhibition at the Rathdowney Museum.

Wendy Creighton $11,875
The grant will be used towards the costs of researching and developing a self-guided heritage trail of the Boonah commercial district in preparation for the publication of an illustrated book.

Queensland Music Festival $3,801 
To deliver the 2015 Emma Pask and The John Morrison Trio: Latin, Jazz Soul performance at the Boonah Cultural Centre, including skill development opportunities for young people and talent from the local community.

Justin Kummerow $2,580 
This project aims at capturing the community spirit that exists at Beaudesert State School through song, music and video.


2014/2015 Round 1 Successful Grant Recipients

A total of $43,236 was allocated in the first round of the 2014/15 grants program as follows:

Goat Track Theatre
Project: To create an Indigenous Youth Theatre Ensemble that will train weekly for 2015, creating cultural products that celebrate heroes of their community while training young performers for work in the performing arts and cultural tourism sectors.
Grant: $13,000

Scenic Rim Regional Council / Scenic Rim Heritage Network / Queensland Museum
Project: To develop three themed exhibitions for War Stories and Our Town project as part of Anzac Centenary commemorations.
Grant: $10,500

Beaudesert and District Community Art Project (BADCAP)
Project: To pay for a local sculptor to be part of the Wyaralong Dam Sculpture Symposium.
Grant: $9,875

Mununjali Arts Group
Project: To run professional development workshops for local indigenous artist to deliver a program of classes that build on skills in concept development that will culminate in the Black Diggers exhibition as part of War Stories and Our Town project.
Grant: $4,700

BAMS Theatre Inc.
Project: Conduct workshops for BAMS members and Scenic Rim residents in designing and painting techniques for theatrical backdrops.
Grant: $2,900

Clinton Barker
Project: To attend a one-week professional development workshop with Basil Hall Editions where the focus will be on developing new skills in the area of printing etchings.
Grant: $2,261

Grant Recipients
Grant recipients are expected to:

  • Expend money in the approved manner.
  • Seek approval from the RADF committee for any changes to the purpose of the grant.
  • Provide the appropriate acquittal, including artistic and financial reports, to the RADF Committee, using the Arts Qld Outcome Report.


Funding Available

During each funding round, individuals and organisations are encouraged to seek assistance for:

  • Professional services and amateur arts activity.
  • Travel costs for artists attending specialised seminars/workshops for Individual Professional Development.
  • Professional components of projects such as residencies, productions, commissions, exhibitions, short term workshops, research and promotion.
  • Networking, training and professional development for local artworkers
  • Cultural policy development and implementation.

Download the RADF Guidelines here.

Funding Information

RADF Guidelines 2015 - 2016 are available at here.

The 2015-16 RADF program heralds the beginning of a more flexible and innovative approach to supporting Arts and Culture in the Scenic Rim. A new RADF model has been developed that will be more relevant to the local community and this is set out in a new set of RADF guidelines.

Each Round will now involve a two stage process:

Stage 1: Proposal Snapshot.

The first stage of each round will use the Proposal Snapshot form to provide a "summary" of your project. This 3 page application form only requires a project description, how the project address's the Key Performance Outcomes (KPO's) and a budget summary.

Stage 2: Full Application

The RADF committee and external Advisory Committees will then create a shortlist of projects based on these Snapshots. These applicants will then be invited to complete a Full Application for assessment.

Stage 3 Outcome Report

All activities that receive RADF investment (including individual career development/ arts and cultural projects and activities/ or council strategic initiatives) are required to complete this outcome report template.

On behalf of Council and Arts Queensland, individuals and community groups are invited to apply for arts funding. Funds are available for professional development and special projects.
When funding becomes available, local arts and cultural workers are encouraged to make application to Council for funds for: Professional Services; Travel costs to attend seminars; Productions; Exhibitions; Workshops; Research and Promotion.
The elected RADF committee make recommendations to Council for allocation of funds. Applicants are notified if they are successful.
Artists can download an application form from


RADF Committee Members

If you would like assistance or information regarding the RADF program, the Liaison Officer and Committee Members would be happy to hear from you.

Name Email Contact Phone Contact
Cr Rick Stanfield (Chair) - Boonah  5540 5111
Stephanie Wernick - Boonah 0429 190 609
Julie Jackson - Boonah 0409 275 835
Nancy Moss - Beaudesert 5541 2444
Louise Bahnson -Mount Tamborine 0435099541
Sally Hart - Boonah 0422 242 102
Robyn Fortescue - Canungra 5543 4340
Dave Grimmett - Knapp Creek 07 55442261