Regional Arts Development Fund

Round 2 of RADF 2022/23 opened on Monday, 20 March 2023 and closes at midnight on Sunday, 23 April 2023 for projects commencing after 9 June 2023.

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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    Round 2 of RADF 2022/23 opens in March 2023.

    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


    Will Hearn 

    Towards costs of recording and releasing a 4 track EP  


    Yeppoon Little Theatre 

    Towards costs of producing the full-length youth theatre play ‘Children of the Black Skirt’ 


    High Valley Dawn Festival 

    Towards costs of the art programme at the 2023 festival 


    Angela Lomas 

    Towards costs of production of a 3D installation as part of the CQ Village Festival 2023  


    Capricorn Coast Writers Festival 

    Towards costs of delivering a series of workshops, artists presentations and panel discussion from three (3) prominent authors 


    Capricorn Film Festival

    Towards costs of pop-up illumination display as part of Capricorn Film Festival 


    Sienna Westcott (IPD)  

    Individual Professional Development (IPD) – towards costs of classical ballet training with Classical Coaching Australia  


    Janelle Westcott (IPD)  Individual Professional Development (IPD) – towards costs of professional development through BBODANCE in Melbourne   $1,500.00



  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Alexandra Darnley-Stuart

    Individual Professional Development (IPD) - Costs towards Royal Academy of Dance Pathway to Registered Teaching Status Course to continue to build the standards of dance in Livingstone Shire. 


    Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retrat Inc. 

    Costs of commissioming Catherine Boreham (artist) to paint one mural.


    Yeppoon Choral Society Inc. 

    Costs to conduct a vocal singing workshop. 


    Brad Butcher

    Costs for four (4) day long Songwriters Retreat to draw in industry recognised/emerging songwriters from all around Queensland. 


    Keppel Coast Arts Council Inc. 

    Costs towards producing a Creek Sessions Event in 2022.


    Allegra Studios Pty Ltd

    Costs towards a series of concept development sessions to develop an original dance performance. 


    Capricorn Film Festival Inc. 

    Costs towards six-week education and creation initiative for emerging and practising film artists. 




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Kate Leahy

    Towards costs of recording a music EP


    Sandy Krak Reef Festival

    Towards costs of running the Sandy Krak Reef Music and Arts Festival in Emu Park


    Emu Park Art Gallery

    Towards costs of hosting the Turning Point Workshop Season with Twelve Arts Workshops


    Capricorn Film Festival

    Towards costs of creating a visual arts activity as part of the 2022 Capricorn film Festival Sensory CQ 2022, Art in the Dark


    Keppel Sands Community Advancement League

    Towards cost of employing two local artist to paint 12 Ergon Poles celebrating history, community stories, service organisations, flora and fauna


    Yeppoon Little
    Theatre Group

    Towards costs of conducting the Drama Llamas Hit the Stage intensive workshop for young people.


    Allegra Studios Pty Ltd

    Towards costs of conducting a Dance Skills Workshop and performance of a Midsummer Night’s Switch.


    QCWA Emu Park

    Towards costs of hiring a facilitator to instruct members in making quilts from excess materials then donating to community organisations.




  • 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