Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Longreach Regional Council and the Queensland Government that supports professional and emerging professional artists and practitioners living in regional Queensland. The program focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities.

Learn more about what goes into a successful RADF application by watching this video:

All projects receiving RADF funding are required to report on their contribution towards RADF 2020/2021 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs):

Quality Reach Impact Viability

Produces or contributes to high-quality arts and cultural initiatives for local communities.

Proven capacity to effectively support and deliver arts and cultural services.

Provides access to, and engagement in, arts and culture for diverse communities, practitioners, participants and audiences.

Evidence of local demand for proposed program/s.

Demonstrates cultural, artistic, social or economic returns on investment.

Supports one or more of the Queensland Government objectives for the community including:

  • Encouraging safe and inclusive communities.
  • Building regions, supporting disadvantaged Queenslanders.
  • Stimulating economic growth.
  • Innovation, increasing workforce participation and conserving heritage.

Evidence of good planning and reporting.

Evidence of partnership with community, business and or government


Sheila Back (Chair)
Cr Leonie Nunn
Susan Glasson
Cr Tracy Hatch 
Sue Pratt 
Bill Parker
Elizabeth Clarke
Rowena Arthur

Funding Rounds

Regional Arts Development Fund is offered at a minimum of two (2) rounds per financial year. Applications outside of the prescribed rounds will not be considered. 

Application Materials