Need funding for an arts project?

Published on 22 October 2019

What’s your next art or performance project? Do you need funding to help make it happen?

 Round one of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is open and applications are being sought for projects that will start after 12 December 2019.

 RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Rockhampton Regional Council, supporting professional artists and arts practice in regional areas. It distributes approximately $60,000 of funding each year.

 RADF funding can be used in a variety of ways including assisting established and emerging artists with professional development and assisting local arts groups to employ professional artists for specific projects.

 Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Community Services Committee Councillor Rose Swadling encouraged people and groups from all art forms to apply.

 “We have taken feedback on board and streamlined the application process, which will make it easier and quicker for people to apply,” Cr Swadling said.

 “The grants are decided by a local committee who are familiar with the priorities of the local arts scene, so it’s helping grass roots projects that fit in with local cultural priorities.

 “Projects that are run by and benefit young people, Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and innovative cross-art forms are encouraged to apply.”

 Applications are being accepted for projects commencing after 12 December 2019. Applications close Friday 8 November 2019.

 For more information, visit or contact Rockhampton Regional Council on 4932 9000 or email