Regional Arts Development Fund

About the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

The RADF is an annual partnership between the Queensland Government and Redland City Council. RADF 2020–21 Round One grants open on 1 August 2020 and close on 31 August 2020.

The purpose of the RADF Program is to support professional and emerging professional artists and artsworkers (artists) to practise excellent art for and with communities for mutual development.

RADF Volunteer Assessment Panel expressions of interest still open

We are currently recruiting for new members for the RADF Volunteer Assessment Panel. Panel members are appointed to the panel for 2 years with an option to extend their term for a further two years. Being a volunteer panel member requires attendance at a training induction, participation in two assessment meetings a year, with COVID-safe practices in place and online assessments as required throughout each year.

Being on Council’s RADF Volunteer Assessment Panel is a great opportunity for those who are active within the Redlands Coast arts community to provide mentoring and assistance to other local artists. Click on this link to register your expression of interest by 4pm Friday 7 August 2020. You will be contacted by 4pm Wednesday 19 August 2020 to advise if your expression of interest has been successful.

Our focus for RADF 2020–21 Round One

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 Round One

  • 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?

Round One grants open on 1 August 2020 and close on 31 August 2020. Grant applications for funding for projects of up to $10,000 are available.

Professional Development (also known as Quick Response application) will open on the 1st August 2020. Individuals can apply for up to $2,000 per grant application and groups up to $4,000 per application.

Submit an RADF application or RADF Quick Response 2020 application 

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
  • Multi-arts
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual arts, craft and design
  • Writing
  • Dance
  • Developing regional skills
  • Heritage

Supporting documents for applicants

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.

Or contact Council on 3829 8999 or email

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.