Need funding for an arts project?

Published on 16 September 2020

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

The next round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is open and applications are being sought for projects that will start after 25 November 2020.

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 in Rockhampton Region 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.

Rockhampton Regional Council Community Services Spokesperson Cr Drew Wickerson said that RADF is a grass roots funding program where grants are decided by a local committee who are familiar with local priorities.

“RADF funding comes under two broad categories – Development Grant and Project Grant. I encourage any local individuals and groups to see if RADF can help them.

“People proposing projects that are run by and benefit young people, Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and innovative cross-art forms are particularly encouraged to apply,” Cr Wickerson said.

Development grants cover: professional career development, skills development workshops, concept development and creative development of new work. Assistance is available for up to 65 percent of the total costs to a maximum of $5000.

Project Grants cover: exhibitions, performances, festivals and events, public presentations. Assistance is available for up to 80 percent of the total cost to a maximum of $10,000

Quick responses grants are available for any project or activity that requires funding outside the grant rounds with assistance available for up to 65 percent of the total costs to a maximum of $1000.

Applications are being accepted for projects commencing after 25 November 2020 . Applications close Monday 2 November 2020.

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