Regional Arts Development Fund

We anticipate Round Two will open early 2022.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government program through an Arts Queensland and Livingstone Shire Council partnership to support local arts and culture. It 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

View the Livingstone Shire Council Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan.
Read about the RADF Assessment Panel here.

Regional Arts Services Network

A state-wide approach to increasing arts engagement in regional Queensland through building capacity, strengthening networks, and celebrating stories. An initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Connecting with a Creative Business Champion can help you to transform your career pathway, gain practical advice and industry insights and grow your project or arts business. The registration process will ask you about your current areas of focus, and you will be matched with a Creative Business Champion that best suits your needs.

Creative Business Champions are available to support you to achieve success and strengthen the skills you need to thrive and progress. For more information or to connect with a Creative Business Champion visit their website.

Creative Business Champions provide expertise and guidance through free, personalised one-on-one online consultations in a range of areas:

  • producing and leading First Nations arts and cultural initiatives
  • business growth
  • arts leadership
  • arts and cultural tourism experiences
  • grant writing and fundraising
  • driving social outcomes through the arts
  • thriving in the live music industry
  • building cultural competency
  • arts marketing
  • digital competency


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    Please note; you must acknowledge Arts Queensland's funding in all publicity relating to funded activities/operations through:

    • Use of the Queensland Government logo below, and 
    • Use of the following acknowledgement statement: "The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government program through Arts Queensland and Livingstone Shire Council partnership to support local arts and culture."

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  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Brad Butcher

    Song-writing workshops in conjunction with The Village Festival


    Blue Eagle Productions

    Local Film production of ‘CURLEW’


    Rockhampton Wood Workers Guild Inc

    International Wood Turner for workshops


    Capricorn Coast Gospel Choir

    Capricorn Gospel Choir Skill Development


    Capricorn Caverns Pty Ltd

    Creative Arts Retreat at The Caves




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Kate Mahood

    To record and release a 5 Track EP


    Capricorn Coast Writers Festival

    Towards costs of conducting workshops with three popular authors during the Capricorn Coast Writers Festival


    Capricorn Film
    Festival Inc

    Towards conducting the Sensory CQ - What do you Sea? Projection Art Trail


    Latitude 23 Arts Inc

    Towards costs of engaging a professional curator to work on the inaugral exhibition in the new gallery space at Fig Tree Galleries


    Capricornia Catchments

    Towards costs of local artists to design and paint educational material on a Toilet Block at the Causeway Lake


    Yeppoon Little
    Theatre Group

    Towards costs of hosting the 5 day intensive workshop for young people with an interest in performing arts




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Ms Vilma Laucyte

    Towards costs of recording her second music album.


    Keppel Coast Arts

    Towards costs of presenting a series of workshops in the New Gallery (old Post Office Building)




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Capricorn Village Festival Ltd

    Towards costs of researching, preparing and staging an innovative, immersive installation for the 2020 Village Festival


    Jack's Paddock Inc

    Towards costs of conducting workshops to teach participants creative mosaics


    Devine Drama and Dance

    Towards performing the play 'Ruby Moon' on 12 September 2020 at Yeppoon Town Hall


    Capricorn Film Festival

    Towards conducting an Acting Screen Workshop


    Lock and Hock Products

    Towards costs of Lock & Hock Productions original cabaret show being performed at Queensland Cabaret Festival in June 2020.




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Capricorn Film Festival (out of round)

    A series of sessions and workshops using artists, filmmakers, actors and film industry personnel who are considered experts in their fields


    Julie Barratt (IPD)

    To attend an artist residency at the Arteles Creative Centre in Finland in March 2020 for professional and artistic development


    Kim Payne

    To run the Sandy Krak Music, Arts and Conservations Festival


    Yeppoon Little Theatre Group Inc

    To host a six day intensive workshop for teenagers in the region


    Keppel Coast Blues & Music Club

    To run a series of workshops to improve access and skill levels of both experiences and novice musicians


    Keppel Coast Arts

    To establish a community based committee to assist with the management of the new art gallery spaces in Livingstone Shire