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 Quick Response grants will open on 6th November 2020 and close on 22nd November 2020.

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?

Professional Development (also known as Quick Response application) will open on the 6th November 2020. Individuals can apply for up to $2,000 per grant application and groups up to $4,000 per application.

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.