Regional Arts Development Fund

Support for Creativity and Culture



Through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program, Arts Queensland provides partnership investment that enables local councils across the State to deliver artistic outcomes, grow employment opportunities for creative and cultural workers, and engage communities to deliver on the priorities as described in Creative Together: 2020-2030

The Regional Arts Development Fund Factsheet 2023-2024 gives you all the information you need on how to apply, what's eligible, and what comes next.

The 2023/2024 Community Grants Program Guidelines provide further information about applying for Council’s Community Grants.

Applications for the 2023-2024 RADF Grant rounds have now closed.

RADF Grant Categories


Application process:

Open date:

Closing date:

Outcome advised by:

  • Creative Community Projects
  • Creative Professional Development


12 February 2024

24 March 2024

30 April 2024*

* Notification of application outcome may change depending on Council meeting dates

What projects are eligible for RADF funding?

Projects must:

  • Be based in, or provide direct benefit to, the Gympie region.
  • Respond to one or more of the Strategic Outcomes as set out in Council’s Arts and Cultural Strategy (2023-2028).
    1. First Nations Arts and Culture is Recognised, Celebrated, and Embraced
    2. Our Local Creative and Cultural Sector is Valued and Thriving
    3. Our Community is Actively Engaged as Participants, Advocates and Co-creators
    4. Our Places and Spaces are Buzzing with Creative Activation         
    5. Our Regional Identities and Diverse Natural, Built, and Cultural Heritage are Acknowledged, Protected and Shared
  • Respond to all the criteria provided by Arts Queensland:
    • Quality
    • Reach
    • Impact
    • Viability

For more information on Arts Queensland Criteria please refer to the Arts Queensland website: Regional Arts Development Fund

While you’re there, check out the case studies from previous RADF projects for a better idea of what a RADF project can look like.

RADF grants: one-on-one information sessions

The Arts and Culture team are offering one-on-one 30-minute information sessions to help you navigate through the process.

Email to register for a session now.

For information contact the RADF Liaison Officer phone Council on 1300 307 800 or

More Information

Arts and Culture Policy

Arts and Cultural Strategy 2023-2028

Arts Acumen - Grant Writing Support and Toolkit

Regional Arts Development Fund 2023-24 Fact Sheet

RADF Application Budget Worksheet

Creative Together 2020-2030

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