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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 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 practice excellent art for and with communities for mutual development.

Our focus for RADF 2021-22 

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 2021-22

  • Provide public value for Queensland communities.
  • Build local cultural capacity, sustainability, and community pride.
  • Deliver Queensland Government's objectives for the community.

For further Queensland Government arts and cultural programs and opportunities please visit Arts Queensland.

When can I apply?

  • Round 1 opens on the 1st September 2021 and closes on the 17th October 2021 at midnight.
  • Round 2 opens on the 16th  February  2022  and closes on the 31st March 2022 at midnight.

Submit your application via SmartyGrants.

Am I eligible to apply?

Prior to making an application, please read the Information for Applicants: Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Guidelines 2021-22

If you are interested in applying for the RADF Strategic Initiative,contact the RADF Liaison Officer to discuss your proposal.

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 a 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.