Regional Arts Development Fund – Round 1 now open

Closing on Monday, 3 April, Council is calling on local groups to consider projects for application under the program, which supports regional art professionals and groups through promoting the value of the arts.

Councillor Puddy Chandler, RADF Committee Chair said the program supports a range of projects across the region.

“Projects in visual arts, music, theatre, drama, dancing, digital media, public art, collections or designing, are all eligible to apply for a grant,” Cr Chandler said.​

“If you’re unsure of the process, I encourage you to contact Council’s RADF Liaision Officer to first discuss your project, start early on a letter of support and ask for feedback.”

Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) delivered on the Queensland Government’s commitment to foster diverse and inclusive communities, grow strong regions and provide training, education, and employment opportunities for Queenslanders.

“The Queensland Government is contributing $2.08 million to leverage up to $1.92 million from local councils resulting in up to $4million available to support arts and cultural activities throughout the state in 2016–17,” said the Premier.

“This funding promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of inclusive communities and strong regions and ensures Queenslanders can engage with arts locally,” she said.

“Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members.”

Download funding guidelines and application packs at, or visit your local Council Customer Service Centre or Library.

For more information or to talk with Council’s RADF Liaison Officer please call 1300 007 662.