Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Program (RADF) is a partnership between Queensland Government and McKinlay Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. For further information please contact RADF Liason Officer on 47467166, the RADF committee or visit the Arts Queensland Website. The RADF program has changed to align more with the needs of our community. Hence there are new funding categories which will lead to exciting local projects.

Current RADF Funding

Funding can be provided for various arts and cultural projects including workshops, support for artists skills development and community groups that have a particular arts project in mind. If you have an opportunity that pops up you can apply for up to $2000 through the Quick Response Round, please contact the RADF Liaison Officer for more information.

Round 1 2019/20 Now Open

Applications for Round 1 of RADF are now open. Please see the RADF Guidelines and Application forms below before applying.

Applications close Friday, 1 November at 5pm. View more information about round 1 (PDF).

If you require any assistance completing the forms or have any queries, please contact the RADF Liaison Officer at  or (07) 4746 7166. Council's RADF Liaison Officer can help applicants to:

  • understand the RADF funding categories
  • develop applications to meet the focus criteria.

Support options include:

  • one-on-one meetings
  • fact sheets

View the RADF Committee for 2019 (PDF). Please feel free to contact any member of the RADF Committee to discuss RADF or potential projects.

  • Helen Lynch (Chair)
  • Cr Shauna Royes
  • Amy Tinning
  • Julie McAuley