Arts and Culture

Learn more about our Policy and Strategic Plan:

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)                         

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

RADF 2019-20 promotes the significance and value of arts, culture and heritage as the key to:
  • Supporting diversity and inclusivity;
  • Growing stronger regions; and
  • Provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.

Financial assistance is offered to individuals and organisations for:

• Individual Professional Development (open all year)
• Skills Development Workshops
• Creative Development of New Work
• Cultural Tourism - Projects which focus on Identity & Heritage
• Exhibitions & Collections/Stories
• Regional Partnerships - For Collaborative Innovative Arts Projects
• Concept Development – Research and Development Stage
• Arts Events & Performances

Date for the 2019-2020 Funding Round 1 is as follows:

Open - 1 October 2019
Closes - 30 October 2019
For projects starting after 1 December 2019


From August 2018, Livingstone Shire Council RADF will be administered through the Smarty Grants software programme (online applications only). 

SmartyGrants is an online grants management system that is widely used for grants distribution by Local Governments and State Governments throughout Australia.This system ensures that grants are distributed with the highest level of transparency and accountability.

If you haven’t used SmartyGrants before, the first step will be to register yourself with a username and password. You can do this here. 
You can also view/download the SmartyGrants application guide here.  This is a useful step by step guide to using the system.

Acquittal Forms for 2017/2018 funding rounds can be mailed to the following address:

The RADF Liaison Officer
PO Box 2292

Regional Arts Development Fund acknowledgement requirements.

Arts Queensland is Livingstone Shire Council's partner in the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). In media releases, speeches, annual reports, newsletters, any printed promotional material, signage, websites and emails related to this funded project, a RADF recipient must acknowledge the funding by writing or saying the following, "The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Livingstone Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland". 

Logos to be displayed on all promotional materials.
LSC QG Portrait Logo
LSC QG Landscape Logo

Previous Rounds
Round 1 2018-2019 Successful RADF Applications 
Round 2 2018-2019 Successful RADF Applications

For information on other programs and opportunities please visit the Arts Queensland website:

Arts Queensland: "Growing a Vibrant and Sustainable Arts Sector in Queensland".

If you have any further enquiries, please contact Council on (07) 4913 5000.
To apply, preview the application form or print a copy of the application form click on the SmartyGrants owl. 

Individual Professional Development Applications (IPD's) are now open for the 2019/2020 year.

Click HERE to access an IPD application form on SmartyGrants.