The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a Queensland Government partnership, through Arts Queensland and TRC to support local arts and culture. It enables professional and emerging artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland to receive support for a wide range of arts and cultural projects.
We manage the local RADF program through a RADF Committee, with out-of round grants, quick response grants for training and professional development opportunities, and two major funding rounds available each year.
- Round Eighteen (#2 for 2016-17) closes at 4:30pm Thursday 13 April 2017 for projects commencing from 1 June 2017
- Round Nineteen (#1 for 2017-18) closes at 4:30pm Friday 15 September 2017 for projects commencing from 1 January 2018
For 2016/17, there are three local project funding priorities for TRC:
- professional development for artists and arts workers
- increased youth engagement in arts and culture projects
- celebration of our communities unique character, history and identity.
How to apply
- Read the Guidelines for applicants
- Call our RADF Liaison Officer on 4089 2305 to discuss your project
- Complete the Grant Application Form. If you are applying under Category 1 Developing Regional Skills, you should use the RADF Category 1 only Grant Application Form
- Complete an Eligibility Checklist for each professional or emerging professional artist to be employed through the grant and attach to the Grant Application Form
- Submit the Grant Application Form and all required support materials to TRC by the due date
- TRC RADF Guidelines
- TRC RADF Application Form
- TRC RADF Outcome Report
- TRC RADF Eligibility Checklist
- RADF Category 1 only Application Form
- RADF Outcome Report: Category 1 only
- Fact Sheet: How to fill in a RADF Budget
- Fact Sheet: RADF Acknowledgement Guidelines
RADF is a competitive process. We will notify you on the outcome of your application. There may not be enough funds available to support all applications received in any given round.
- Will receive a letter of offer and an Outcome Report template to be submitted to Council no later than 8 weeks after project completion. The RADF Committee will review the report to ensure the project was undertaken as proposed and may draw on this information for reports or case studies. For applicants under Category 1. Developing Regional Skills, you can use the RADF Outcome Report: Category 1 only.
- Will need to acknowledge the assistance received through RADF. Refer to How to Acknowledge RADF for information on the appropriate statements and logos.
- Must meet reporting obligations, therefore plan ahead before your project or event commences. Useful resources including survey templates are available from Arts Queensland.
If you receive funding, you must report on how your project contributes towards these RADF key performance outcomes:
- invests in a diversity of local arts and cultural projects
- engages local communities in arts and cultural activities
- supports local employment and strengthening of local arts sector
- supports quality arts and cultural initiatives based on local priorities
- local communities value RADF
- supports engagement with new and diverse artists, audiences and communities
- contributes to diversity and inclusive communities, growing strong regions, and providing training, education and employment
- builds strong partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors
- leverages additional investment
- funding is used effectively and appropriately
- Arts Queensland – excellent funding, planning, promotion and evaluation resources
- Insurance information for applicants
- Tax Invoice – Template – a basic template to invoice for RADF amount if you are registered for GST
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