Regional Arts Development Fund Program

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The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and eligible local councils across the state.

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 is a flexible fund, enabling local councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their communities.

View the Factsheet(PDF, 97KB)


The RADF Program comprises seven priority areas.

  • Local Delivery and Participation in the Arts
  • Technical and Professional Skills Development – incoming group tutor
  • Technical and Professional Skills Development – outgoing individual
  • Cultural Entrepreneurs
  • Cultural Volunteers
  • Local Cultural Organisations
  • Collections and Local History

Specific Program Guidelines

The following categories of individuals, sole traders and organisations can apply for a Western Downs RADF grant:

  • Individual professional artists, emerging professional artists, arts workers, cultural workers or project coordinators
  • Incorporated organisations
  • Unincorporated organisations which are auspiced by an incorporated body
  • Applicants based outside the Council area are eligible to apply, however they must demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area

Apply for Funding ($2,000.00 and Under)