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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Applications for Round Two Now Closed

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. The Cook Shire 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. 

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. 

  • Reef Awareness and Recycling
  • Children and Youth
  • Events Celebrating our Community Values
  • Professional Development
  • Governance skills, project planning and management

How to apply

Regional Arts Development Fund ProgramApplications openApplications close
Round 1 2022-23 6 February 2023 CLOSED
Round 2 2022-23 7 July 2023 CLOSED

If you have outstanding funding with Council, you will be ineligible to apply at this time.

Information including eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and application and approval processes can be found in Councils RADF Guidelines.

It is strongly recommended you discuss your potential RADF project with Council before submitting an application. Contact the RADF Liaison Officer via or on phone 07 4082 0500.

Applications are now closed.

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.

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) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday