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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Applications open on Friday February 16 and close on Friday 23 March 2018.

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.

From 2017, Council will deliver a locally tailored RADF program based on the identified priorities, opportunities and capacities of our local communities. 

Local priorities are identified through community consultation, specifically the Arts and Culture Survey. Responses may be submitted using this form to Council's Grants Officer, or see below to complete an online 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.

Previously Funded RADF Projects

grant rounds

  • Round One, closes Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Round Two, closes Friday, March 23, 2018
  • A third round may be held subject to the availability of funds

How to Apply

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 RADF Liaison Officer before submission via or on 4082 0500.

Information including elegibility requirements, funding categories, assessment criteria and application and approval processes can be found on Council's RADF Guidelines and Application Form below.

Example of a Completed Grant

Click here to view an example of a completed RADF grant application form and requested support material, not including letters of support.


Click on the links below to download the relevant form.

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 RADF Committee Nomination Form.

Find out more

Contact Council's Grants Officer

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