RADF Committee and Assessment RADF Committee and Assessment

Assessment Process

The RADF Committee will assess each application on how well the projects address MICC Arts and Cultural Priorities and the following criteria, the indicators listed are a sample of the types of evidence needed to demonstrate achievement of each criterion:

Quality
  • High quality delivered by professional artist /respected artsist/artsworker/arts organisation
Reach
  • How will the project engage and/or benefit the local community?
  • How will the project engage with people who may not have participated in an arts and cultural activity before?
  • How will the application outline ways to communicate / market the project?
Impact
  • Does the project address the MICC priorities?
  • Does the project clearly state benefits and details? (How what when where why)
  • Does the project provide employment opportunities for local people?
Viability
  • Does the project leverage off other community projects/events?
  • Does the application have a viable budget with contributions of in kind and expenditure from other sources?
  • RADF Addresses sustainability of the outcomes

The following categories are able to be supported within the context of the listed local priorities;

  • Community consultation, arts research or policy development
  • Creative development of new work
  • Cultural tourism
  • Events and Festivals
  • Exhibitions & Collection
  • Performances
  • Placemaking
  • Professional or career development activity / opportunity / training
  • Publications
  • Workshops

Post Assessment of Application

Once the RADF Committee has reached agreement on which grant applications should be recommended and for what level of funding, the RADF Liaison Officer will present the recommendations to Council for ratification.

Council can veto recommendations, but only when they:

  • are not in line with council’s cultural policy
  • interfere with council initiatives already in progress.

Once Council has ratified the recommendations, the RADF Liaison Officer prepares:

  • contracts for successful applicants
  • letters for the unsuccessful applicants
  • the method of payment.