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. Additionally, Council appoints two ex-officio members, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Manager & Curator (currently vacant) and Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre Venue Leader Mark Millett, along with 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 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Wednesday, 16 September 2020, with the following community nominations endorsed at the Gladstone Regional Council General Meeting, Tuesday, 6 October 2020. The 2021 AGM is scheduled to be held at the Gallery & Museum, 5pm Wednesday, 15 September 2021. The nomination kit and proxy form are attachments below, along with the Terms of Reference.
Accepted to the 2020-21 RADF committee:
Committee and community training opportunities are offered, side-by-side throughout the year and all are encouraged to participate. The 2020-21 opportunities will be announced 6 weeks prior to the closing of funding rounds. You can register your interest by emailing email@example.com to receive the news by email or SMS.
During Round One 2020-21, committee members Cameron Curd, Kim Roberts, Belynda (Bindi) Waugh, Adrienne Ward, Jennifer Ryan, Michael Lunan, Hannah Rodda, Michael Connolly, Wendy Barker, Lorna McGrath, Sharon Hare, Jack Viljoen and Wezley Pitt will be mentoring applicants through the submission process.
Round Two 2020-21 mentoring is underway, with committee members Belynda (Bindi) Waugh, Adrienne Ward, Jennifer Ryan, Michael Lunan, Wendy Barker, Lorna McGrath, Hannah Rodda and Sharon Hare working with applicants, during August 2021.
To learn more about the RADF committee and their ongoing responsibilities, check out the RADF Community Training Video 4 or download the AGM documents below.