Applications open now for Regional Arts Development Fund

raser Coast artists and art groups looking to develop skills or seeking support for locally produced arts, culture and heritage events can now submit applications for Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.

Cr Phil Truscott said applications for the 2023/24 RADF community funding program opened today for eligible projects starting between 12 December 2023 and 28 February 2025.

“The RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Council that invests in quality arts and cultural experiences based on local priorities,” he said.

“RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture, and heritage as key drivers to support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions; and provide training, education and employment opportunities for local artists and local communities.

“Funding of up to $2000 is available to build the capacity and skills of local creatives through professional development or concept development, while funding of up to $10,000 is available towards local arts and cultural festivals, events and programs.

“Initiatives supported in the 2022/23 round include youth acting workshops, a reconciliation songbook, a mosaics art project, and an organ and brass spectacular, to name just a few examples.

“Council is determined to create connected communities through our places, spaces and people and programs like the RADF help us achieve that goal.”

Find out more about RADF, including guidelines and application forms, at

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