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.

 

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

 

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

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

SPECIAL ROUND -

SMALL HALLS REVITALISATION PROJECT

 

UP TO 75% OF PROJECT COSTS

MAXIMUM $2,500 GRANT

For activities that present cultural events or performances in Community Halls with the Gympie Region

Examples: musical performance, theatre production, comedy show, film screenings

  • Performance/artist fees
  • Film licencing fees
  • Equipment or services hire

Special Round - Small Halls Revitalistion Project

Community Halls are places for the community to gather, celebrate, learn and share. In the final stage of a 3 year strategic plan for the Community Halls Initiative , a special grant round is available to support a one off cultural event or performance in a local community hall. Hall Management Committees and Community organisations are eligible to apply to host events that present performances/shows that provide a platform for local and emerging talent to perform alongside quality acts (local or from other areas).

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 1

2 September 2019

30 September 2019

By 29 November 2019

Projects must be completed by 1 August 2020

Round 2

2 March 2020

30 March 2020

By 30 April 2020

Projects must be completed by 1 April 2021

Special Grant Round - Small Halls

2 September 2019

30 September 2019

By 29 November 2019

Projects must be completed by 1 September 2020

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. Apply here
  • Applications will be assessed against the specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the RADF Grant Guidelines 2019/2020
  • 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

Community Assistance Grants Policy

Arts and Cultural Plan 2015-2025

Arts and Culture Policy