The Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee is a group of informed representatives who reflect the diverse arts, culture and geography of the Council area. The committee acts as a focus group for arts and culture in the Gladstone Region and makes recommendations to Council for eligible grant submissions each funding round.
Local artists, arts and cultural workers, members of cultural groups, local organisations or associations and people active within the arts community are eligible to be members of their local RADF Committee. Committee members can be elected through a public election by either show of hands or secret ballot. They can also be invited onto the Committee by Gladstone Regional Council.
Council appoints a Councillor to Chair to RADF Committee, and in 2018, Cr Glenn Churchill was appointed as the Gladstone Region RADF Committee Chair. Additonally, Council appoints two ex-officio members, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Manager / Curator Jo Duke and newly appointed Manager Events & Entertainment Kim Roberts, as well as support staff member, RADF Liaison Officer Di Paddick.
Committee members participate in RADF Committee training, promote the RADF Program within their own networks and provide mentoring assistance to grant applicants.
Members may serve for a maximum term of 4 years, with an option to step down after two years. Committee members who have served for a continuous four-year term are required to ‘rest’ for a period of 12 months before being eligible for re-election.
The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Wednesday 25 September 2019, with the following community nominations endorsed at the Gladstone Regional Council General Meeting, Tuesday 5 November 2019. Accepted to the 2019-20 committee:
Committee and community training opportunities are offered, side-by-side throughout the year and all are encouraged to participate.
During Round One 2018-19, committee members Wesley Walker, Belynda (Bindi) Waugh, Tina Skyring-Quirk, Michael Lunan, Hannah Rodda and Lorna McGrath will be mentoring applicants through the submission process.
During Round Two 2018-19, committee members Wesley Walker, Belynda (Bindi) Waugh, Tina Skyring-Quirk, Michael Lunan, Hannah Rodda, Michael Connolly and Jennifer Ryan will be mentoring applicants through the submission process.
The 2020 RADF AGM will be held during September 2020, at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum. For further information, please download the 2019 AGM documents below.