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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Applications open July 26, 2019.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and eligible local councils across the state.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities across Queensland.

RADF objectives are to support arts and cultural activities that:

  • Provide public value for Queensland communities;
  • Build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride; and
  • Deliver Queensland Government's objectives for the community.

Local priorities are identified through community consultation, including the Arts and Culture Survey. 

Locally identified priorities are:

  • Activities for Youth: Arts and cultural activities, specifically workshops, for children and young adults.
  • Indigenous Arts and Culture: Inclusive Indigenous activities and promotion and support of Indigenous arts and culture.
  • Community Engagement: Community engagement and empowerment through the arts with workshops and classes.

Projects that support these areas will be given preference during assessment by Council's RADF Committee.

How to apply

Regional Arts Development Fund ProgramApplications openApplications close
Round 2, 2018-19 July 26, 2019 August 30, 2019

Cook Shire Council has introduced new guidelines, application forms, grant assessment processes and acquittal requirements. It is strongly recommended you discuss your potential RADF project with Council's Events and Culture Officer before submission via or on 4082 0500.

Information including eligibility requirements, funding categories, assessment criteria and application and approval processes can be found on Councils RADF Guidelines and Application Form below.


Click on the links below to download the relevant form


A requirement of all accepted sponsorship funding from Cook Shire Council is to acquit the grant by the specified time frame.

Download and save the acquittal form to your computer, complete the details, provide any attachments and return to Council by the due date and within eight (8) weeks of project completion.

RADF Committee

The RADF Committee assists the delivery of Arts Queensland and Council investment by voluntarily promoting the program and assessing and providing recommendations to Council on grant applications. Cook Shire Council is currently seeking nominations for its RADF Committee. Further information on the RADF Committee and responsibilities of members is available on the Committee Nomination Form Information Sheet and Nomination Form.

Find out more

For further information please contact

P | 07 4082 0500     E |

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday