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.

 

Regional Arts Development Fund 2020/2021-  Round One opens 31 August 2020

 

RADF Information Session – Register now!

Find out about more about eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria

ZOOM Information Session (Online)

Time: 5.30pm

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020

Register by email: radf@gympie.qld.gov.au

 

One on One sessions in person or by phone

Discuss your project with the RADF Liaison Officer

Email radf@gympie.qld.gov.au or phone 5481 0774 to make an appointment

 

RADF GRANT CATEGORIES

RADF GRANT CATEGORIES

CATEGORY

DEFINITION & PROJECT EXAMPLES

EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

CREATIVE/

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

 

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

  • Artist fees
  • Workshops
  • Consultant fees
  • Application fees
  • Planning workshops
  • Project salaries
  • Marketing costs
  • Materials
  • Venue hire
  • Equipment or services hire

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.

Examples:

  • community workshops/activities that provide opportunities for skills development and capacity building for artists and/or the community
  • activities/initiatives that contribute to events, exhibitions, public performances, community space activations 

INDIVIDUAL

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

 

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.

 

ROUND TWO

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

  • Professional arts worker fees
  • Course registration
  • Tuition fees
  • Materials and equipment

 

 

 

 

 

  • Course registration
  • Tuition fees
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Professional arts worker fees

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

Applications can be made by individuals, organisations and businesses.
Applicants must be:
  • 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

Funding round Applications open Applications close Outcome advised  Project delivery timeframe 
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

31 August 2020

30 September 2020

By 29 November 2020

Projects must be completed by 1 August 2021

Round 2

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 radf@gympie.qld.gov

 

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 radf@gympie.qld.gov.au to discuss your project.

 

Reporting requirements

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 radf@gympie.qld.gov.au 

 

Related information

RADF Grant Guidelines

RADF Application Budget Worksheet

2018/19 Round 1 Successful Applicants 

2017-2018 RADF Open Round Successful Applicants 

2017-2018 Round 2 Successful Applicants

Grants Policy

Arts and Cultural Plan 2015-2025

Arts and Culture Policy 

2019-20 RADF Round 2 - Successful Applicants