Gladstone Region RADF

The Gladstone Regional Council 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.

In 2019-20, the Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in RADF partnership with 58 councils statewide, to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities.

There are six funding categories:

  1. Developing Regional Skills
  2. Building Community Cultural Capacity
  3. Regional Partnerships
  4. Cultural Tourism
  5. Concept Development
  6. Contemporary Collections / Stories

Local arts and cultural groups and individuals, can apply for funding for specific short-term projects during two rounds each year, closing each March and August.

Previous recipients announcements can be found here

For assistance with your submission, grant writing workshops are hosted in conjunction with funding rounds.

Click here for information on 2019-20 Round Two workshops including one group session and six individual sessions, hosted by The Ideas Distillery.

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. Applicants are advised processing may take up to six weeks, using an application form downloaded below.

Submissions are assessed through locally determined policy, by a local committee of dedicated arts and community representatives.


Gladstone Regional Council RADF 2019-20 Local Funding Priorities are:


Building project development and arts business skills with mentoring, consulting and training opportunities


Increasing project capacity with diverse artform partnerships. Work with new partners to gain wider perspective. This could be geographic locality, local business and industry or artform genre.


Build cultural reference material through innovative, documentation for the community collection, including photography, new media and soundscapes.

Round One 2019-20 

Closed: follow link for news of recipients:

Round Two 2019-20

Expressions of Interest close 4pm, Friday, 31 July 2020,  applications close 4pm, Friday, 28 August 2020, for projects that commence after 6 October 2020.

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. Further news is available online at:

You can download the Gladstone Region Arts & Cultural Policy document at:


need help with an application?

Join local committee members at one of three grant writing workshops, held in the weeks preceding the funding round. The most recent opportunities were held at Captain Creek, Calliope and Gladstone.

Register your interest for the upcoming July 2020 workshop, or individual sessions details online at:


Gladstone Regional Council and it's RADF Committee, with the assistance of Film Platter, are thrilled to present four RADF Community Training Videos, to support local artists, workers, heritage and cultural groups. View Video 1: Categories of Funding below and watch this space each week for the latest release.

Music credit: Soothing by Cymatix 

Video 2: Local priorities and principles of funding

Music credit: Soothing by Cymatix 

Video 3: What RADF doesn't fund and essential support material

 Music credit: Soothing by Cymatix 


Video 4: Learn more about the RADF committee and their ongoing responsibilities

 Music credit: Soothing by Cymatix 


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.



In celebration of almost 30 years in the Gladstone Region, the local RADF program is seeking interest from previous recipients to develop the RADF Showcase, in 2021. 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 selected 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 

Thank you to those previous applicants who have expressed their interest, we are looking for additional support - watch this space!


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