2019 RADF grant recipient Adam James

Next RADF round opens 1 September 2021

About the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

RADF is an annual partnership between the Queensland Government (ARTS Queensland) and Redland City Council. This partnership has been operational for over 20 years. During this time the arts and cultural life of the Redlands Coast has grown exponentially.

The RADF grant is seen as seed funding to kick-start and assist new and emerging artists and creatives in the region. The funding cycle is available for two rounds a year as well as a RADF Quick Response round which is open all year depending on the funds available.

There are two types of funding available with community project funding (up to a maximum of $10,000) and professional development/quick response funding for individuals or groups ($2,000 or $4,000 respectively).

Below are the dates for the 2021-22 RADF grant rounds.

  • ROUND 1 opens on the 1 September 2021 and closes at midnight on the 17 October 2021
  • ROUND 2 opens on the 16 February 2022 and closes at midnight on the 31st March 2022 

To find out more about RADF grants and the next fund round, click on the 'More Info' button below.

Current successful projects

Round two of the 2020-2021 grant round
Seven projects were successful in applying for RADF grants in the latest round. The projects were:

  • Jeremy Staples – Redlands Coast Islands Festival: this inaugural festival (1-4 October) will present a program of cultural events and experiences built around the Karragarra Sea Market.
  • Maree Goebel – ‘A Night at the Famous Cotton Club’: a Minjerribah community-based, multi-media Cabaret play and capacity building project.
  • Dr Sharon Jewell – Canaipa Mudlines September Residency: up to 15 artists will work on site in Turtle Swamp Forest, Russell Island. Work will be documented and posted online and included in the Redlands Coast Islands Festival.
  • Deborah Jordan – Island Storytellers’: the inaugural Lamb Island Writers and Readers four-day festival, as part of the wider Redlands Coast Arts festival.
  • Maryann Talia Pau – ‘Oceania’: a Pasifika and First Nations-led community singing workshop and art exhibition as part of the 2021 Pacific Choirs Project event at RPAC.
  • Natalie Sprite – ‘The Luminous Heart’: a targeted professional development program for writers who were part of the ‘Water Stories’ project.
  • Jan Nary – ‘The Other Diggers’: the first step in creating and performing a play about the operations and individuals in the Redlands-based Land Army during World War II.

Round one of the 2020-2021 grant round
Six projects were successful in applying for RADF grants in 2020. The projects were:

  • IndigiLedger Artist Workshops
  • SMBI’s Creative Magic
  • Getting Equal’  Exhibition-NSIMM
  • Finishing Touches aka My Artistic Brooch- MiCare
  • Connection to Quandamooka Country Across Generations
  • Running Wild Performing Arts Showcase.

For more information about these projects and the grant recipients read the Redland City Council media release by clicking on the button below.

RADF into the future

What's next for our previous RADF grant recipients and what advice would they like to give other RADF grant applicants ... watch the videos below to find out.