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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
RADF GRANT CATEGORIES
|CATEGORY||DEFINITION & PROJECT EXAMPLES|
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.
UP TO 60% OF PROJECT COSTS
|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
Project delivery timeframe
Projects must be completed by 1 August 2019
1 February 2019
28 February 2019
By 30 April 2019
Projects must be completed by 1 April 2020
Quick Response Grant
...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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to discuss your project.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org