Arts Queensland is proud to partner with local government to support quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland.
RADF supports arts and cultural activities that:
RADF applications from councils are assessed by the RADF Assessment Panel comprising representatives from relevant Queensland Government agencies and appropriate industry experts. Applications will be assessed on evidence of how well they meet the following assessment criteria:
RADF is delivered in partnership with 59 Queensland local councils. The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, provides RADF funding (DOCX) (284.24 KB) to councils. Councils also provide financial and in-kind support to RADF delivery as local projects, initiatives and grants programs.For more information or to apply for funding, please contact your local council.
RADF does not operate in the Brisbane City Council area or in Indigenous Council areas.
Applicants in the Brisbane City Council area are encouraged to apply through the Creative Sparks funding program, which is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Applicants in an Indigenous Council area are encouraged to apply through the Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund, which is a partnership program between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils, Communities and incorporated Community Organisations.
In partnership with 59 Queensland councils, Arts Queensland has developed Arts and Cultural Snapshots to provide an overview of the council area's demographics, local strategies and priorities, Arts Queensland investment, arts and cultural infrastructure, events, festivals and key contacts.