Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants provide funding to individuals and community organisations for projects that promote and develop arts, culture and heritage in the region.

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Council offers the following RADF grants:

  • RADF Grant Rounds - for organisations and individual applicants.                                                  
    (creative concept development, collections and stories, developing creative skills, creative tourism)
    RADF Grant Round Guidelines(PDF, 968KB)
  • RADF Continue Creating - quick response grants for individual applicants only.                                 
    (concept development, creative development, community engagement, professional development) 
    RADF Continue Creating Guidelines(PDF, 174KB)

To preview the Application Forms, select the relevant RADF program from the list of current rounds.

2022/23 Funding rounds - when can I apply?

  Opening date Closing date Notification Project start date
Round 1 Apply now 30 September Four weeks after closing date 1 November
Round 2 1 March 30 March Four weeks after closing date 1 May
RADF - Continue Creating  Apply now  Applications can be submitted at any time while funds remain Approximately 10 business days after submission Within four weeks of notification

Who can apply

Organisations, Groups and individuals can apply.

Organisations and Groups:

  • must be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or a company limited by guarantee that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charity, tax exempt fund or deductible gift recipient.
  • have $20 million public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding Moreton Bay Regional Council grant acquittals
  • have no outstanding debt to Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Individuals:

  • must be either an Established Artist or Emerging Artist, see guidelines for definition
  • must be based in the Moreton Bay Region, or able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture within the region
  • be permanent residents or Australian citizens
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have adequate public liability insurance.

Unincorporated community groups that do not have an ABN may apply through an auspice:

  • an auspice is a separate legal entity that takes responsibility for the financial management of the grant
  • an auspice may also provide additional services such as insurance for the funded project and mentoring for the auspiced group
  • auspicing organisations may charge a fee for their services.

For more information about auspicing visit the Not for profit law website

Refer to the relevant guidelines for applicant eligibility requirements.

How to apply

Applications must be made online through SmartyGrants.

You can apply by clicking the Apply now button when displayed in the Regional Arts and Development Fund table above.

RADF applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed project with a Council grants officer before applying.

Supporting documentation

Depending on the grant category for which you are applying, you may need:

  • resumes
  • support letters
  • quotes
  • confirmation letters from arts workers involved
  • any additional materials pertaining to the applicable category.

Check the relevant guidelines for further information.

Assessment and notification

Applications progress through the following stages:

  1. Eligibility check
  2. Assessment
  3. Council endorsement
  4. Applicants notified

Notification periods vary depending on the grant category. Refer to the guidelines for more information.

Contact Council

For more information, or before you commence your application, contact Council or email grants@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.