Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) – Grants Program

Through the RADF Grants Program, Council provides financial assistance to eligible individuals, businesses and organisations for projects that respond to local arts and cultural priorities.

The RADF program is a partnership between Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

 

Funding Allocated

A total of $71,000 00 is available for RADF grants in the Gympie region in 2021/2022. 

Approximately $35,500 is available for Round 1.

 

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

Grants Information Sessions for Round 1 – Register now!

Please attend one of the Grant Information Sessions to find out more about Council’s Grants Programs.

In person

  • Friday 6 August, 12:30pm to 2:30pm at The Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds
  • Monday 9 August, 5pm to 7pm at The Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds

Register: HERE

Online

  • Monday 9 August, 10am to 11am online
  • Wednesday 18 August, 5pm - 6pm online

Register for the online sessions by emailing grantsadmin@gympie.qld.gov.au

  • Must have no outstanding debt with Council

 

When to apply

Funding round Applications open Applications close Outcome advised  Project delivery timeframe 

Round 1 2020/2021

1 August 2021

30 August 2021

30 October 2021*

Projects must be completed by 30 April 2022

Round 2 2020/2021

1 February 2022

4 March 2022

30 April 2022*

Projects must be completed by 30 September 2022

     *Outcome advise date may change depending on Council meeting dates.

 

How to apply

  • Before preparing your application, download and read the RADF Grants Programs Guidelines 2021/22.
  • Applicants may speak with a member of Council’s arts and culture staff in relation to grant categories, eligibility or definitions prior to submitting their application. Please phone 1300 307 800 or email radf@gympie.qld.gov.au
  • Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a Grants Information Session. 
  • All applications must be submitted online via the Smarty Grants Portal.
  • No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

 

Apply Here

 

Reporting Requirements

Grant recipients must complete a RADF Outcome Report and acquit grant money within four (4) weeks of project completion. Applicants will receive an email from Smarty Grants with details to complete the Outcome Report. Copies of tax invoices must be attached to the Outcome Report to demonstrate that the grant funds have been used in accordance with the funding agreement.

 

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

2021/2022 RADF Grant Guidelines

Community Grants Policy

Arts and Cultural Plan 2015-2025

2020-21 RADF Round 1 - Successful Applicants