Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government, that supports professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland. RADF focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for and with regional communities.

Under the partnership, Council implements a RADF Grants Program which is open to eligible community organisations, businesses and individuals. RADF grant applications are assessed by a panel of Council staff and community representatives. The panel’s recommendations are provided to elected Councillors at their Council Ordinary Meeting for consideration and approval.

 

Expression of Interest for Volunteer RADF Grant Assessors are now open!

Gympie Regional Council invites members of the community to become Volunteer RADF Grant Assessors.

EOI Opening: 14 December 2018

EOI Closing Date: 31 January 2019

The role of these volunteers is to assess RADF grant applications in accordance with Gympie Regional Council’s Community Assistance Grants Policy, Arts and Cultural Plan as well as the RADF Grant Program Guidelines.

 

How to apply to be a Volunteer RADF Grant Assessor

For a Positon Description outlining the selection criteria and responsibilities for assessors, please click here 

To submit your online application for the role of Volunteer RADF Grant Assessor, please click here 

For more information and assistance, please contact the RADF Liaison Officer on 5481 0774 or email radf@gympie.qld.gov.au

 

RADF Grant information Sessions - Round 2, 2018/19

Find out about RADF grants and how to apply at the RADF Grants Information Session on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 from 6pm to 7pm at the Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie.

This session will be followed by networking and refreshments.

For catering purposes, RSVP by Friday 18 January 2019 to the RADF Liaison Officer on phone 5481 0774 or email radf@gympie.qld.gov.au

 

RADF GRANT CATEGORIES

CATEGORY DEFINITION & PROJECT EXAMPLES

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

UP TO 75% OF PROJECT COSTS

MAXIMUM $5,000 GRANT

To assist in the development and research of new ideas and projects.

Examples: project proposals, strategic plans, concept plans.

INDIVIDUAL

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

UP TO 60% OF PROJECT COSTS
MAXIMUM $1,500 GRANT 

For activities which build on established art practise.
Examples: attend master class or artist in residence program, mentorship or placement with recognised arts cultural peers or organisations.

COMMUNITY PROJECTS 

UP TO 60% OF PROJECT COSTS

MAXIMUM $8,000 GRANT

For projects and activities which have a broader reach within the community.

Examples: community workshops, events, exhibitions, books, publications

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 
  • Be based in, or provide direct benefit to, the Gympie Region
  • Hold appropriate insurance and demonstrate sound workplace health and safety practices
  • Have satisfied all requirements of previous RADF and/or Gympie Regional Council funding
  • Have no outstanding debt with Council

 

When to apply

Funding round

Applications open 

Applications close

Outcome advised

Project delivery timeframe

Round 1

Closed

 

 

Projects must be completed by 1 August 2019

Round 2

1 February 2019 

28 February 2019

By 30 April 2019

Projects must be completed by 1 April 2020

Quick Response Grant 

Anytime

...within 10 working days of receipt of application

Projects must start immediately 

How to apply for a RADF Grant

  • RADF Grant applications must be submitted online via Council’s website. Please visit this page again in February 2019 once the next grant round opens.
  • Applications will be assessed against the specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the RADF Grant Guidelines
  • Applicants are encouraged to attend a RADF Grants Information Session - see information above about the next information session on 22 January 2019.
  • 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.au 

 

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

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