Artists and Groups Encouraged to Apply for RADF Funding

RADF R2 2021
Council Regional Arts Development Fund Committee Chair Cr Phil Barwick at a section of Markham Valley Road where it’s proposed historical and heritage art about Mount Isa will be installed in the future.

Published: 16th February 2021

Local artists and artistic groups have the opportunity to apply for funding to support their project or activity, with Round 2 of Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) now open for applications.

A RADF grant can help cover up to 65 percent of the total cost of a project. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, for projects starting after Thursday, March 24, 2021.

Council RADF Committee Chair Cr Phil Barwick said the committee is encouraging artists and groups, particularly those from the visual, static, digital and the performing arts, to be creative and think about what might work for their particular classification, as well as for the city.

“I urge people to please think about applying – it doesn’t matter how creative the projects are, we are interested in having a look at them,” Cr Barwick said.

“We’ve got some exciting heritage-based and Indigenous arts projects coming up that we’ll probably unveil later in the year and we’d like to continue to add that kind of vibrancy and colour to the city.

“People or groups interested in applying can enlist the support of our very able Council RADF Liaison Officer to help them prepare their applications.

“As well as this, any inquiries can be directed to me as the Chair of the Mount Isa City Council RADF Committee.”

For more information, call Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on 4747 3200 or visit

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mount Isa City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.