Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

Next Funding Round

Round 1 2022-2023 is now open, for projects starting no earlier than 1 February 2023
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 6 January 2023.

Please see general information below. Early advice on ordinary applications can be sought by contacting the RADF Liaison office on the details below.


1. Development Grant

(Download form here)

This grant covers the following activities

  • Professional career development
  • Skills development workshops
  • Concept development
  • Creative development of new work

Assistance is available for up to 65% of the totals costs to a maximum of $5,000.

2. Project Grant
(Download form here)

This grant covers the following activities

  • Exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Festivals and events
  • Public presentations

Assistance is available for up to 80% of the totals costs to a maximum of $10,000.    

Quick Response Grants are open year round.

Quick Response Grant
(Download form here)

  • For any project or activity that requires funding outside of the grant rounds.

Assistance is available for up to 65% of the total costs to a maximum of $1000



Before submitting an application form please read the RADF Guidelines and Artist eligibility.  It is highly recommended to contact the RADF liaison officer prior to submitting an application. Applications can be submitted via email to

Outcome reporting

Successful applicants are required to submit an Outcome Report 8 weeks after the conclusion of their project or event. A list of successful applicants from previous rounds is available. 


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

All applications are to be addressed to:
RADF Liaison Officer
Rockhampton Regional Council
PO Box 1860
Rockhampton QLD 4700


Would you like to be an RADF Committee Member?

If you are active in the local arts and cultural community and would like to be a member of the RADF committee, we would love to hear from you.

Applicants should have experience in an area of arts and culture such as visual arts, theatre, craft, design, museums cultural heritage, writing, multimedia, community and cultural development, dance, music, festivals.

Applications can be made at any time.

Apply online here.

Or download an application form here.

View/Download fact sheet here


RADF Funding Case Studies

To see a selection of previously funded projects, please click below: