Regional Arts Development Fund - Queensland


The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership program between State and Local Government that supports professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland.

RADF promotes the role and value of 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 Queensland.

RADF supports arts and cultural activities that:

  • provide public value for Queensland communities
  • build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
  • deliver Queensland Government?s objectives for the community.

Arts Queensland manages the RADF program through an annual budget for allocations to individual councils. RADF applications from councils are assessed by the RADF Assessment Panel comprising representatives from relevant Queensland Government agencies and appropriate industry experts. Councils nominate a RADF liaison officer and establish a RADF committee which assesses local applications for RADF grants and makes funding recommendations to councils for ratification. Arts Queensland and individual councils contribute funds to support the local RADF grant program.

Important Information:

Closing dates vary from council to council. Contact your council for more information.

Interested Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers in regional areas should contact their council for information on how to access funding through either RADF or IRADF. Enquiries can also be made to the Arts Queensland office in Brisbane.

Each participating Council has a RADF Liaison Officer.

To access a directory of councils, visit the Local Government Association of Queensland website or use the Queensland Government directory through the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements vary from council to council. Contact your council for more information.

Publications Details process

The RADF guidelines are available through your local council.

Administering agency

Arts Queensland

Contact details

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Arts Queensland

Operating address: Level 16
111 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland, 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1436
Brisbane, Queensland, 4001
Phone: 07 30344016
Phone: 1800175531 Tollfree
Fax: 1800175532 Tollfree
Fax: 07 3224 4077
Website: Arts Queensland (Opens in new window)