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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

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The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a highly successful state and local government partnership that supports professional and emerging professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland. The RADF program focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities. RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Councils to support local arts and culture. All 59 eligible Councils in Queensland are participating in the RADF Program. If you live in the Brisbane City Council area you might be interested in the Creative Sparks funding program.

Resources for

Applicants to RADF

Information for artists, arts and cultural organisations and community members including how to apply for a RADF grant, eligibility and categories of funding.


Resources for RADF Liaison Officers and Council staff to assist in the management of the RADF program.

RADF Committees

Resources to assit RADF Committees.

Information about RADF

Councils participating in RADF

RADF Evaluation 2012

RADF in the news

Selected media clips celebrating RADF success stories from newspapers across Queensland.

Reports on RADF

The Regional Arts Development Fund Report (2011)

Arts Queensland Allocations

RADF Case Studies

These case studies demonstrate some of the innovative and creative projects that have been funded in the last few years and the range of activities RADF can support.

Share your RADF story

RADF celebrates 20 years in 2011 and we would like to hear your stories, experiences, highlights of RADF through the years.

Regional Arts and Culture Resources

A biennial conference to explore new ideas and share excellence in arts and cultural development. Visit the Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference Articulate 2013.

Find the archive from previous conferences:

Regional Arts and Culture

Other funding sources

Other funding sources

The Creative Sparks program is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland which supports creative projects that enrich Brisbane's communities and develops the professional practice of local artists and cultural workers.

Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF) - The Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF) is a partnership program between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils, Communities and incorporated Community Organisations.