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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Previous Recipients Previous Recipients

2016/2017 ROUND 1 Successful Recipiants
Council approved a total of $24,755.00 as follows:

  • Shannon Hunter for Scenic Rim Women of the Cloth. $5,000 RADF funding will allow members of the group to attend a three-day master class with artist and tutor India Flint, who creates natural plant dyes for fabrics 
  • Naomi Hunter, $7,000 To publish a re-telling of the traditional story of King Waa-Gun, based on the ancient wisdom of the Ugarapul country with John Long. Local indigenous artists will contribute to the artwork for the book, which aims to inspire a new generation of children
  • Wendy Trulson, $1,055 To will attend a master class by visiting American mixed media textile artist Elizabeth Bunsen. Her workshop in natural dyeing at the Ballarat Grammar School is Elizabeth Bunsen's only master class during her visit to Australia early next year.  
  • Jemima Da Silva Macedo,$11,700  To will stage The Black Opal, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night set in 1930s Australia, at the Tamborine Mountain Convention Centre in May 2017. 

2015/2016 ROUND 2 Successful Recipiants
Council approved a total of $18,700.00 as follows:

  • Bec Andersen $8,830 - Community Artist, Bec Andersen, will work with St Bernard’s State School year 6 cohorts to design and produce a temporary installation of textural panels, consisting of a collection of individual hand hooked chair pads.  
  • BADCAP $7,500 - To recreate the sculpture that Craig Medsen proposed for the Wyaralong Sculpture Symposium, which was a large prehistoric bike
  • Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre Company Inc  $3,500 - The project involves 4  half-day workshops for new and emerging local playwrights in the Scenic Rim, 
  • Sue Swinburne $13,000 - Epitaph is a mobile app designed for use in cemeteries. It presents personal anecdotes and snippets of life stories of the people who are buried in local cemeteries. The stories are recorded through interviews with families and communities of the deceased. Using mobile technology, the stories are digitally geo-cached in local cemeteries, and are triggered for users to listen to via an app on their mobile device as they walk by a subject’s grave.
  • Jo Davies $3,540 - Creative Community Carers Project will provide a creative forum for those who work as carers within the community of the Fassifern Retirement Village. It aims to improve morale, have an opportunity outside of the workplace for meaningful and artistic expression and enjoyable social connection.  
  • Barre Dance School $600 - Adopt a Dancer, sees the ballet school adopting a ballerina from the Queensland Ballet
  • Fassifern District Historical Society Inc $2,280 - Volunteers from Fassifern District Historical Society will run a series of workshops for people interested in caring for and storing textiles. The workshops are aimed primarily at members of the Scenic Rim Heritage Network as well as local residents who have identified family textiles they wish to store in a stable manner

2015/2016 ROUND 1 Successful Recipiants
Council approved a total of $18,700.00 as follows:

  • Rotary Club of Beaudesert $8,200 - The Beaudesert Music Muster will  be a free event for  residents  to relax, and enjoy a professionally presented 'Muster' that will provide family entertainment, along with many rides, art and craft workshops, visual entertainment and free events for the children..
  • Alinta Krauth $4,500 - This new media art project involves  both an interactive online community engagement and placemaking component  as well as an evening art event involving projection art on Tamborine Mountain.