Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) provides funding for projects that promote and develop arts, culture and heritage in the Moreton Bay Region. RADF is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

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Funding rounds

Application rounds
Round Opening date Closing date
1 1 July 31 August
2 1 February 10 March
Developing Creative Skills “Out of Round” - all year round. Applications may be submitted anytime Not applicable


Individual applicants must be either an Established Artist or an Emerging Artist. Groups and organisations must be a not-for-profit organisation or a company limited by guarantee that has been endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a charity, tax exempt fund or deductible gift recipient. Unincorporated groups are eligible to apply, providing that their application is made through an eligible organisation acting as an auspice. For further information on eligibility criteria please view the RADF Funding Guidelines.

Funding categories

Developing Creative Skills

To support the professional development of individual creative practitioners, and projects that provide opportunities for community groups and residents of the Moreton Bay region to engage in skills development activities.

Creative Tourism

To support creative projects and activities that reflect the cultural vitality of the Moreton Bay region and deliver tangible benefits to the region's economy, visitation, and profile.

Collections & Stories

To support projects that preserve and provide access to historic and contemporary collections, and/or collect and tell stories from the past and the present.

Creative Concept Development

To support the research and development of creative project ideas. At the conclusion of the creative concept development phase, project ideas will be ready for realisation and implementation.

Interest Free Arts Loan

To deliver arts and cultural events that celebrate the cultural vitality of the Moreton Bay region and deliver tangible benefits to the region's economy, visitation, and profile.

Out of round fund

The RADF Out of Rounds - Developing Creative Skills category provides funding for individual professional development opportunities that unexpectedly become available outside of the standard funding round

RADF drop-in sessions

Regional Arts Development Fund drop-in sessions are held throughout the region to coincide with the opening of new grant rounds and to provide information to prospective applicants.

Date Venue Time Bookings
Tuesday 29 January 2019 Redcliffe Fire Station - Meeting Room 2.00pm - 4.00pm Book now
Wednesday 30 January 2019 The Hub, Caboolture - Tech Lab 1 10.00am - 12.00noon Book now
Wednesday 30 January 2019 The Hub, Caboolture - Tech Lab 1 2.00pm - 4.00pm Book now
Friday 1 February 2019 North Lakes Community Centre - Activity Room 2.00pm - 4.00pm Book now
Tuesday 5 February 2019 Woodford Library - Table at back of library 10.30am - 12.00noon Book now
Thursday 7 February 2019 Arana Hills Library - Meeting Room 3.00pm - 5.00pm Book now
Friday 8 February 2019 Bribie Island Community Arts Centre 10.00am – 12.00noon Book now

Frequently asked questions & key information

View frequently asked questions about RADF.

To access a wide range of resources and information specifically designed to support individual artists and organisations visit Arts Queensland’s Arts Acumen website and Making Art With Communities work guide.

Previously funded applicants

View a list of previously funded RADF applicants.

Contact the grants team

For more information, and before you commence your application, please contact Council’s Community Grants Team on (07) 3205 0555 or email

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