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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

    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 Guidelines.  Council encourages all applicants to read the Guidelines prior to completing their application form online.



    2021-2022 Opens  Closes  Projects must not commence before: 
    Round One     Tuesday, 18 January 2022   Midnight, Monday 14 February 2022   24 March 2022 and must be completed by 31 January 2023
    Round Two

      Monday, 23 May 2022   Midnight, Monday 20 June 2022   28 July 2022 and must be completed by 31 January 2023 



    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.  Click on the RADF link below which will re-direct you to SmartyGrants, where you complete the on-line application form.  A SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants is accessible online at:  SmartyGrants - Help Guide for Applicants and the SmartyGrants Frequently Asked Questions may also be of assistance SmartyGrants - Applicant FAQ's.  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

               Please Note: The below Eligibility Checklist must be completed by each artist and artsworker who will be involved in the RADF project.

    Other Forms

    • Successful Grants to Community and RADF recipients are welcome to Book & Borrow a Council Banner 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.  Click on the link below, complete the form and submit it to Council.  Please allow a minimum of five (5) working days before collection.
      Book & Borrow a Council Banner (PDF 312.4KB)

    • 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. The Public Art Project Proposal application form is available here 


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



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