Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Find out about Council's Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and how to apply for funding

    The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between State and Local Governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.  RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.  Everything an applicant needs to know about RADF can be found in the RADF Guidelines (PDF 2.2MB).  Council encourages all applicants to read the Guidelines prior to completing their application form online.

    Funding Rounds

    2022/23 Funding Rounds to be announced soon!

    RADF Application

    Applications for RADF are made online via SmartyGrants and will be available for completion in accordance with the dates each Round opens and closes as noted above.    The SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants and the SmartyGrants - Applicant FAQ's may also be of assistance . 

    Applicants may telephone SmartyGrants - Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm AEST on (03) 9320 6888 or via email to  Applicants may also contact Council - Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm on 1300 697 372 (1300 MY SDRC) or via email to

    The RADF - Eligibility Checklist: Professional/Emerging Professional Artists (PDF 144.9KB) must be completed by each artist and artsworker who will be involved in the RADF project.

    Successful Grants to Community and RADF recipients are welcome to Book & Borrow a Council Banner (PDF 312.4KB) to use for their projects.  This provides another avenue for the purposes of acknowledging Council's contribution to your project to be included in your Grants to Community Acquittal Form or RADF Project Outcome Report.   Please allow a minimum of five (5) working days before collection.

    RADF Resources

    The following resources may be of assistance when completing a RADF application form         

    Public Art

    If you are seeking RADF funding towards a Public Art project, you will need to seek approval through Council's Public Art Reference Group and Council before you submit your RADF application. Complete the online Public Art Project Proposal application form.

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