The Regional Arts Development Fund (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
- deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community
RADF is a flexible fund, enabling local Councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their communities.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and eligible local Councils across the state.
Current stage of the RADF Program
Council will be seeking expressions of interest for 2019/20 funding for projects starting after 30 September 2019. Expression of interest forms will be available in late February. Contact the RADF Liaison Officer via email if you would like a form to be sent to you once they are available.
Our 2018/19 RADF Program features Council initiated projects in the visual and performing arts. These projects provide access to arts experiences that are not usually available in our Region.
General enquiries should be directed to the RADF Liaison Officer via email or 131 872. Project specific enquires can be directed to the project managers:
Performing Art Support and Toowoomba Regional Touring Initiative
- Jeanette Wedmaier, Empire Theatre Projects Company
- (07) 4698 9925 | Jeanette@empiretheatre.com.au
The Regions contemporary art projects for the Toowoomba Region
- Alexandra Lawson, Alexandra Lawson Gallery
- 0418 603 695 | email@example.com
'The Regions’ brings five artists (local, national and international) to the Toowoomba Region to undertake contemporary art projects outside greater Toowoomba. Artists include Kirsty Lee (Toowoomba), Tim Doud and Zoe Charlton (US) and Eva Koch (Denmark), with a further artist to be announced soon. ‘The Regions’ is managed by Alexandra Lawson Gallery.
All projects within 'The Regions' involve a level of community participation.
Community participation opportunities for February
In February 2019, Kirsty Lee will create video works through community conversation. Conversations are open to the public and will be held in the locations below. For catering purposes RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 0418 603 695.
- Friday 15 February, 9.30am
- Forage Kitchen and Coffee Bar, 55 Campbell St, Millmerran QLD 4357
- Saturday 16 February, 9.30 am
- Emeraude, 8616 New England Hwy, Hampton QLD 4352
- Saturday 16 February, 12 noon
- Goombungee Antiques and Café, 105 Mocatta St, Goombungee QLD 4354
Past program details
In 2017/18 there were two projects funded:
- Lit Festival auspiced by Arts Council Toowoomba
- Millmerran Historic Walk managed by Millmerran Commerce and Progress in association with Millmerran and District Historical Society.