Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program

RADF funds are aimed at the development of emerging and professional artists and creative arts workers. The RADF program is subject to annual budget allocations.

RADF grants are offered in the following three funding categories:

Grant Category Summary
Concept Development To assist in the development and research of new ideas and projects.
Individual Skills Development For activities which develop an individual's established art practice.
Community Projects For projects and activities which have a broad reach within the community.

Information Session 

Bring your project to life! 

Find out more about RADF Grants at our Information Session on Monday, 30 July from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

The session will be followed by networking and refreshments.

RSVP by Friday 27 July by phone on 5481 0774 or email 


When to apply

Round 1 2018/19 opens from 1 to 31 August 2018.

How to apply

It is important that applicants read the Regional Arts Development Grant Guidelines 2018/19 before beginning the application. 

Applications will be assessed against specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the guidelines. The Regional Arts Development Fund Grant Guidelines 2018/19 will be available from 26 July 2018.

Applicants must speak to the RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting their application.

The Regional Arts Development Fund grants program is transitioning to Smarty Grants and applications can be submitted from 1 August 2018.

For enquiries, please contact our RADF Liaison Officer on 5481 0774 or email 


Quick Response applications

Quick response applications can be submitted anytime after 3 January 2018 while RADF grant funds remain.

Applicants must demonstrate a genuine reason for applying outside of the normal funding round.

Refer to the RADF Grant Guidelines for other eligibility applicable to Quick Response.


Reporting requirements

Recipients of RADF grants are required to submit a project outcome report no more than eight (8) weeks after the completion date of the funded project. Please select the report template applicable to the financial year and/or grant category of the funded project. 


Further information and support

For further information and assistance contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or via email at 


Related information

Round 1 - 2018 successful applicants

Round 2 - 2017 successful applicants

Round 1 - 2017 successful applicants

Regional Arts Development Fund 2017 Grant Guidelines

Community Assistance Grants Policy

Arts and Cultural Plan 2015-2025

Arts and Cultural Policy