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, who assess the range of applications. We offer quick response Small Grants of up to $1000 for training and professional development or small scale community projects. There is also a quick response Resource Grant of up to $500 to access a range of resources to support a specific arts project. See the guidelines for more details. Quick response grants are available at any time, subject to at least six weeks prior notice and availability of funds.
We also offer two major funding rounds each year for projects up to $5000 each, and may consider an out-of-round grant, or a larger amount, on request.
- Round 26 closes 4.30pm Friday 9 April 2021 for projects commencing 1 July 2021
- Round 27 closes 4.30pm Friday 8 October 2021 for project commencing 1 January 2022
How to Apply
Local priorities for 2020–21 are:
- professional skills development (personal and community)
- cultural tourism development
- digital engagement platform development
- development of digital technology platforms to engage the community
- Read the guidelines for applicants.
- Call our RADF Regional Arts Officer on 4089 2305 to discuss your project.
- Complete the Grant Application Form. If you are applying for a Small Grant up to $1000, or Professional Skills Development, you should use the Small 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 by the due date.
- RADF Guidelines
- Grant Application Form
- Small Grants Application Form
- Outcome Report
- Eligibility Checklist
- 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.
- 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
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