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. 


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


Current stage of the RADF program

My Corona Project – $1000 coronavirus relief RADF grant - Open for applications Friday 26 JuneMy corona project logo

The My Corona project is an entrepreneurial collaboration that supports economic development through partnerships with local business owners, nurtures local innovation, and offers creative development. For successful applicants, the project will deliver opportunities to learn new skills and it will facilitate online networking and collaboration.

What we are looking for:

Local artists and creatives from the Toowoomba Region working in any field of creative endeavour whose ability to earn and to practice their artform has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and who have an ABN, are eligible for this professional development opportunity. They will also be required to:

  • attend a networking event with other applicants at the end of the year; and
  • submit a report covering how they spent funding and how they benefited.

What we are offering:

$1000 towards the creative professional development of local artists. This includes:

  • access to a minimum of two and maximum of four professional development sessions with local businesses below; and
  • successful applicants can retain up to $500 to put towards costs of improvements for their practice and/or business that will assist their professional development.

Timelines and submission

  • Applications open Friday 26 June 2020
  • Applications close Friday 10 July
  • Outcomes advised within two weeks of submission
  • Activities must be undertaken by 30 November 2020
  • Print and complete the My Corona Project expression of interest form (PDF for Print)
  • Send completed application to info@tr.qld.gov.au

Enquiries can be directed to the Coordinator Exhibitions and Public Programs via email or 131 872. 

The My Corona Project coronavirus relief RADF grant is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Toowoomba Regional Council, the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and South West Queensland Regional Arts; and in conjunction with local businesses Alex Stalling Artist, Atticus Business Accounting, ELM Media and Marketing, Enterprise Legal and Phoebe Tully.

RADF funding in 2020/21

Toowoomba Regional Council has applied to Arts Queensland for RADF funding in 2020/21. Details of the planned Council initiated projects will be available once Arts Queensland advises funding outcomes. There will not be any competitive community grants in the Toowoomba Region in 2020/21.

Past program details

In 2019/20 there were two projects funded:

  • The Virtual Public Art Project a strategic partnership with Arts Council Toowoomba to review how public art works in the Toowoomba Region.
  • Lit Festival Masterclass festival educational extension auspiced by Story ARC Inc

In 2018/19 there were two projects funded:

  • Performing Arts Support Program (PASP) and Toowoomba Regional Touring Initiative (TRTI) managed by Empire Theatre Projects Company
  • The Regions Contemporary art projects for the Toowoomba Region managed by Alexandra Lawson | Alexandra Lawson Gallery

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.