Design Feature to be Used in a Story Marker

Submission closing date of 20 April 2021

As part of supporting our regions heritage and identity, the Scenic Rim Regional Council (SRRC) has been working with community groups, museums and individuals to capture over 800 stories connected to our region. This wealth of stories are not only important to the people of this region but are fascinating to those who visit the area. These significant stories will now inform a series of Markers which will be part of the Scenic Rim  Story Trails across the region.

SRRC is seeking submissions for artworks and/or designs that would be incorporated into these Markers. The key themes that each art work should address are  the five key themes that have been identified for the Story Trails project. Design features (artworks in one of each of the five themes) will be commissioned @ $1,000 per artwork to be included in the Story Marker.

More information on the Design Feature Opportunity


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RADF 2020/2021 Snap Shot Applications for Round 2 closed on February 17,  2021. Applications are open year round if you need assistance with your application



What is 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 2020-21 promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions.

RADF Objectives

  • Build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
  • Provide public value for Queensland communities
  • Provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities
  • Deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community

Scenic Rim Regional Council - Arts and Cultural Policy

RADF Guidelines for 2020/21

Scenic Rim Regional Council's  RADF  program is currently awaiting approval from Arts Queensland

Strategic Themes for 20120/21

Each year a number of themes or priorities are identified which align with Council's Community Plan and Cultural Policy.

In developing your application, it is essential that you demonstrate how your proposal relates to one or more of the key themes of Arts and Health

Theme 1: Resilience and Recovery

This priority is about projects that engage the community in Arts and Cultural activities that address resilience. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. Learning to become more resilient can offer individuals the opportunity to improve their life, maximizing their potential and success.
Arts and health initiatives can include:

  • Using the arts to help people cope with difficult feelings which may be hard/ impossible to articulate.

  • Using arts activities to help foster social empowerment and communicate the lived experience to wider communities.

  • UsingtheartstohelpcommunicateProHealth,pro-resiliencemessages.

  • Using the arts to ecific artistic skill.

  • Using public art, public space, and cultural facilities to build community cohesion.

  • Using sensitive and good design and public art to create spaces and environments that are inspiring, engender civic pride,

    create community identity and support healthy living.

  • Using the Arts as a means for a community to articulate and solve a health and wellbeing problem by inspiring new ways

    of thinking.

Theme 2: Wellbeing

This priority is about projects that address the wellbeing of people and communities through engagement in Arts and Cultural activities. Participating in the arts has multiple benefits for health and wellbeing: it reduces social isolation, strengthens community connection and builds self-esteem, as people pursue creative activity alone or in groups. This can include:

  • Using the arts to foster a safe space, helping people connect and develop a sense of belonging.
  • Promote positive mental health through improved communication, enhanced self-expression and self-esteem.
  • Using the arts to help people explore and express difficult feelings.
  • Delivering activities and arts outcomes in health care facilities that engage patients and staff, provide a positive focus, and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Engaging with people with age related health conditions and their carers, to provide stimulation, reduce isolation, ease boredom and enhance wellbeing.
  • Developing projects within community settings and engage individuals and diverse population groups to foster community cohesion, promote awareness of health issues, facilitate interaction, inclusion, intellectual stimulation and reduce isolation.
  • Assisting people with disability to build on their skills, experience health related outcomes and pursue career opportunities in the arts and cultural sector.
  • Using the Arts as a means of inclusion and a link between members of socially isolated groups (e.g. people with disability,people with mental illness, young mothers, seniors, people who are homeless)
  • Using digital technology and social media as mechanisms for engaging individuals and communities in arts and health initiatives, ensuring access to this practice particularly for those in rural and remote areas.
  • Providing access to the arts in both community and health care environments, including through exhibitions, performances, integrated artworks and opportunities for creative participation, engendering social and personal benefits

Theme 3. First Nation People and people of culturally diverse backgrounds

This priority is about projects that address the Indigenous community of the region and people of culturally diverse backgrounds. This can include:

  • Recognising and placing Indigenous cultural maintenance central to health and wellbeing.
  • The delivery of arts and health programs and initiatives that address government priority agendas including Closing the Gap on Indigenous Disadvantage, celebrating and strengthening cultures and creating a bridge between different groups (e.g. culturally and linguistically diverse groups)
  • Developing community capacity and wellbeing by building community cohesion and resilience, cultural maintenance and promoting cultural diversity.
  • Using the arts to create culturally sensitive environments and underpin approaches to health care and health promotion.
  • Creating a safe place through arts activities, where trust can be built, community members can work through challenges and potential community and personal change without fear of retribution or being stigmatised.
  • Developing programs that encourage emerging artists to work alongside accomplished artists or senior community members thereby providing positive role modelling and mentoring

 Application Forms

In 2020/21, SRRC will offer 3 different funding strands. These include:

"Big Idea" Community Grants - $25,000 per round

  • Open year round
  • Closing in October and February
  • 2 Stage assessment process

"Express Lane" Quick Response Grants - $5,000 per year

The Quick Response grants are for professional development opportunities that unexpectedly become available outside of the normal RADF rounds. 

  • Open year round as a rolling fund
  • $1,000 for opportunities within Queensland
  • $1,500 for opportunities Interstate

"Launch Pad" Young Creatives Small Arts Grants - $5,000 per year

The Small Arts Grants provides an opportunity for emerging artists and producers aged 16-25 years to access a wide range of resources to support their arts practice. A young creative applying for this grant needs to demonstrate an engagement in the Scenic Rim's cultural or creative industries. 

  • Open year round as a rolling fund
  • Grants are capped at $1,000
  • Applicants are required to provide a Letter of Support from a professional arts or cultural worker, teacher or tutor verifying the applicant's dedication to their arts practice

Outcome Reports

All activities that have received RADF investment (including individual career development/arts and cultural projects and activities or council strategic initiatives) are required to complete an outcome report within 8 weeks of the completion of their project.

Outcome Reports for Community Grant rounds fall under two categories:

Public Projects Outcome Report

This outcome report template is for those undertaking activities that have or will lead to a public outcome – e.g. exhibitions, events, engagement projects, creative developments, performances, place making projects, publications and public workshops. 

Professional/Career Development Outcome Report

This outcome report template is for those undertaking professional/career development activities – e.g. attendance at conferences and training workshops to develop your own skills, knowledge or career.

2020/21 Important dates

The RADF Program is open all year round for planning, preparing and seeking assistance with grant writing.

"Big Idea" Community Grant Round

  • Closes 7 October 20120
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 22 October
  • Full Applications due 11 November
  • For projects after 1 January 2020

"Big Idea" Community Grant Round

  • Closes 17 February 2021
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 11 March 
  • Full Applications due 31 March 2021
  •  For projects after 1 July 2021

"Express Lane" Quick Response Professional Development Grants

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2020

"Launch Pad" Young Creatives Small Arts Grant

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2020

RADF Information



RADF Contacts

For all RADF enquiries please contact:

Scenic Rim Liaison Officer
Mark Paddick
PH: 5540 5351



The Scenic Rim Regional Council has a number of specific Key Performance Outcomes they need to gather evidence about throughout the year to report back to Arts Queensland including:

  • That local people are engaged as decision makers about RADF.
  • That local communities and partners are satisfied with council's management of RADF.

Please complete the following survey to provide feedback on Councils RADF program. Forms can be returned to the RADF Liaison Officer.