The Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
There are six funding categories:
Local arts and cultural groups and individuals, can apply for funding for specific short-term projects during two rounds each year.
The Special Round July 2017 will open 1 July 2017 for projects that commence after 6 September 2017, with applications closing 4pm Friday, 28 July 2017.
Applicants seeking guidance for their submission, may complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) before 4pm Friday, 30 June 2017 to work with a committee member mentor for the opportunity to discuss the development of their submission, so please complete the EOI early for booking information. Grant writing workshops will be hosted 13-15 July 2017, at three locations across the regions. Further information is available at: http://gragm.qld.gov.au/programs-events/free-grant-writing-workshops
Out-of-Round submissions are available under the Developing Regional Skills category for professional development opportunities that unexpectedly become available out of the normal local RADF rounds.
Received submissions are assessed through locally determined policy, by a local committee of dedicated arts and community representatives.
Gladstone Region RADF 2016-2017 Local Funding Priorities are:
Building project development and arts business skills with mentoring, consulting and training opportunities
Capturing new audience opportunities to celebrate the Gladstone Region's unique character
Public art and art in public, heritage and identity takes to the streets and parks
Enhance project delivery with professional documentation
RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions; and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.
You can download the Gladstone Region Arts & Cultural Policy document at: http://www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/policies
To speak to someone about the Gladstone Region RADF, visit the Contact Us page and organise a meeting with the RADF Liaison Officer, Di Paddick.
Gladstone Region Art in Parks 2016-2017 RADF Strategic Council Project, news online at: http://gragm.qld.gov.au/news/art-in-parks-pop-up-public-art-arriving-with-summer
In celebration of 25 years in the Gladstone Region, the local RADF program is seeking interest from previous recipients to present the RADF Showcase in 2018. An exhibition at the Gallery & Museum and short documentary film is proposed for the event, with the plan to tour the film, accompanied by a printed catalogue, across the region at Gladstone Regional Libraries and other interested venues.
If you're a previous RADF recipient and would be interested in participating in the Showcase, please register your interest by phoning 4976 6766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitations and further information will be available Friday, 8 October 2017.