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Heart of the Channel Country

Regional Arts Development Fund Objectives And Assessment Criteria

Barcoo Shire Council is proud to partner with Arts Queensland to support quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

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.


  • Provide public value for Queensland communities
  • Build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
  • Deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community

Assessment Criteria


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 community and stakeholder involvement in RADF priority setting, decision making and evaluation


Demonstrates cultural, artistic, social or economic returns on investment
Supports one or more Queensland Government objectives for the community including encouraging safe and inclusive communities, building regions, supporting disadvantaged Queenslanders, stimulating economic growth and innovation, increasing workforce participation and conserving heritage


Evidence of good planning for strong governance and management of RADF at a local level
Evidence of partnership capacity with partners including business and government

For more information  and application cut off dates, please contact the Barcoo Shire RADF Liason Officer on the details listed or visit the Regional Arts Development Fund website.

Radf Liason Officer Details 

Doreen Pitman
RADF Liaison Officer
Phone: (07) 4658 6941
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Important Dates

Two Funding Rounds are offered to the community a year. Should committees require funding outside of these rounds, please contact the RADF Liaison Officer, Doreen Pitman.


Opens – 1st June 2017
Closes – 1st July 2017
Assessed by Committee – July 2017
Council Approval and Payment – by August General Meeting 2017


Opens – 1st November 2017
Closes – 31st December 2017
Assessed by Committee – January 2018
Council Approval and Payment – February General Meeting 2018 (due to the holiday period)

Meeting Minutes

Access confirmed and unconfirmed meeting minutes


2016/17 Committee Memebers

Sue George - Committee Chairperson
Dianne Pidgeon - Council Representative
Rae Matheson - Jundah Representative
Peta Mason - Windorah Representative
Sue Pratt - Stonehenge Representative

Interested in representing your town on the RADF Committee. Download the nomination and guidelines form.