Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Gympie Regional Council’s RADF Grants program focuses on the development of quality arts projects that benefits the Gympie Region and that supports local arts practitioners.
Council’s RADF Grants Program is open to eligible community organisations, businesses and individuals. RADF grant applications are assessed by a panel of Community representatives and Council staff. The recommendations of the Panel are presented to elected members at a Council Ordinary Meeting for consideration and approval.
Arts On Top Regional Arts Forum Bursary
The Arts On Top Regional Arts Forum will be held from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 May 2021 at the Bunya Mountains. This forum invites participants to develop skills and a deeper understanding of the arts industry by presenting a multi-faceted program with a focus on personal and professional development and empowerment. Find out more at Arts on Top Regional Arts Forum
Gympie Regional Council through the Regional Arts Development Fund program is offering a bursary of up to $750 to support five local artists/cultural workers to participate in the Forum. Bursary Guidelines HERE
To apply click HERE
One on One Sessions
Book a session with the RADF Liaison Officer to discuss your project in person and receive constructive feedback on your application.
Bookings are essential. Contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or email email@example.com
RADF GRANT CATEGORIES
RADF GRANT CATEGORIES
DEFINITION & PROJECT EXAMPLES
EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
UP TO 75% OF PROJECT COSTS
MAXIMUM $5,000 GRANT
To assist in the development and/or research of new ideas and projects.
Examples: project proposals, strategic plans, concept plans, script development, rehearsed readings
CREATIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
UP TO 60% OF PROJECT COSTS
MAXIMUM $8,000 GRANT
For new arts and cultural projects and activities that have a broader reach within the community.
ROUND ONE – RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY
NO CO-CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED
MAXIMUM $2,500 GRANT
For activities that build on the established art practise and support the capacity of artists, musicians and producers to continue creating and presenting work. Activities include: a self-directed artist in residency, small community arts projects and professional development.
Examples: attend a masterclass or undertake an artist in residence program, mentorship or placement with recognised arts and cultural peers or organisations, training, improving digital capability.
UP TO 60% OF PROJECT COSTS
MAXIMUM $1,500 GRANT
For activities that build on established art practise and that provide opportunities to share the learnt skills and knowledge with the local arts community.
Examples: attend a masterclass or artist in residence program, mentorship or placement with recognised arts cultural peers or organisations
COVID-19 Recovery – Special Round
Gympie Regional Council acknowledges the impacts of COVID-19 across the creative and cultural sector and understands the importance of arts and cultural activities in the recovery and renewal process for our community. In response to the loss of activity and income to the local arts community, Council is seeking additional investment from the Queensland Government to support arts and cultural practice and activity in the Gympie Region. Further details will be available in September 2020.
Who can apply for a RADF Grant
- Be over 18 years of age (Applicants under 18 years of age must nominate an auspice organisation to administer the grant on their behalf)
- Be based in, or provide direct benefit to, the Gympie Region
- Hold a minimum of $20M Public Liability Insurance and demonstrate sound workplace health and safety practices
- Have satisfied all requirements and acquittals of previous RADF and/or Gympie Regional Council funding
- Must have no outstanding debt with Council
When to apply
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|Round One of the 2020 – 2021 RADF Program will support projects with a focus on recovery and resilience for local artists and the community – please refer to the RADF Guidelines for details|
Round 1 2020/2021
5 October 2020
2 November 2020
By 29 November 2020
Projects must be completed by 1 August 2021
Round 2 2020/2021
1 March 2021
31 March 2021
By 31 May 2021
Projects must be completed by 1 April 2022
Quick Response Grants
Anytime by invitation
Within 10 working days of Council’s receipt of application
Projects must start immediately
How to apply for a RADF Grant
- RADF Grant applications must be submitted online via Smarty Grants. A preview of the application form is available. Apply here.
- Applications will be assessed against the specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the RADF Grant Guidelines 2020/2021
- Applicants are required to speak with the RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting their application. For enquiries, please contact our RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quick Response Grant Applications
Quick Response Grant applications can be submitted any time outside of Standard Grant Rounds while RADF grant funds remain. Quick Response Grants are for Individual Skills Development category only and applicants must demonstrate a genuine need to be considered out of the normal timeframes for assessment.
How to apply for a Quick Response Grant
Please contact Council's RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or email email@example.com to discuss your project.
All grant recipients must complete an Outcome Report and acquit grant money within eight weeks of project completion.
A link to the online Outcome Report will be emailed to grant recipients.
Further information and support
For further information and assistance contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org