About the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
The RADF is an annual partnership between the Queensland Government and Redland City Council. RADF promotes the role and value of the arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities , as determined by local communities, across the Redlands Coast.
The purpose of the RADF Program is to support professional and emerging professional artists and arts workers to practise excellent art for and with communities for mutual development.
Our focus for RADF 2020–21
Our focus for this round is ‘People and Place’. Grant applications that creatively explore the theme of stories of people and place in the Redlands Coast on Quandamooka Country are encouraged. Stories have the power to teach, entertain and inspire and can be expressed through song, visual arts, dance, music, craft, writing, theatre or design. Stories also allow us to share the challenges we currently face and applicants may wish to consider projects using digital platforms.
Our objectives for RADF 2020/21
- Support local artists, arts and cultural activities to deliver value for local communities.
- Provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities.
- Invest in locally-determined priorities delivered through arts and cultural activities.
- Contribute towards current Redland City Council priorities.
For further Queensland Government arts and cultural programs and opportunities please visit Arts Queensland.
When can I apply?
The 2021 Round opens on the 31st March 2021 and closes on the 31st May 2021.
Link for RADF Application Form in Smarty Grants:
Am I eligible to apply?
Prior to making an application, please read RADF Information for Applicants
Categories of funding available
RADF grants are available in nine categories:
- Community arts and cultural development
- Visual arts, craft and design
- Developing regional skills
Supporting documents for applicants
- RADF Acknowledgement Guidelines [PDF, 0.1MB]
- RADF Logo package
- RADF Eligibility Checklist and Artist Participation Confirmation [DOC, 0.2MB]
- RADF Important Definitions [PDF, 0.1MB]
- Insurance Information for RADF applicants [PDF, 0.1MB]
- RADF Tax Invoice Template [DOC, 0.1MB]
- RADF Auspice Agreement Form [PDF, 0.1MB]
Assessment of applications
Grants are assessed by an external Assessment Panel of eight people, co-chaired by Cr Paul Bishop and Cr Lance Hewlett, Redland City Council. These panellists can also apply for grants (and by stating conflict of interest, will not participate in assessing that round of grant applications).
The information provided in your application will be assessed against the objectives and outcomes identified in the program guidelines by the RADF Volunteer Assessment Panel. The RADF Program is competitive and all grants and their value will be awarded based on the recommendations of the RADF Volunteer Assessment Panel.
Previous successful applicants
Refer to successful RADF applicants.
For more information, please visit RADF on the Arts Queensland website.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Redland City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.