Grants & funding

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program

RADF logos and acknowledgementThe Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland. RADF objectives are to support arts and cultural activities that:

  • provide public value for Queensland communities
  • build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
  • deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community

RADF is a flexible fund, enabling local Councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their communities.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and eligible local Councils across the state. 

Current stage of the RADF program

There will be no competitive community RADF grants in the 2018/19 financial year. 

Toowoomba Regional Council is finalising its application to Arts QLD for funding for 2018/19.  It is proposed to conduct a number of Council initiated projects with project partners in music theatre and visual arts working to deliver opportunities across the Region.

In May 2018 Council will facilitate community meetings so interested community groups can learn what will be on offer and see how they can participate.

Dates for these meetings will be posted on this website once they are finalised.

Any enquiries should be directed to the RADF Liaison Officer via email or 131 872.


Past program details

The RADF program has closed for 2017/18. In 2017/18 there were two projects funded:

  • Lit Festival auspiced by Arts Council Toowoomba
  • Millmerran Historic Walk managed by Millmerran Commerce and Progress in association with Millmerran and District Historical Society.
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