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.
In 2018-19, 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:
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.
Round One 2018-19 Expressions of Interest close 4pm Friday, 22 February 2019 and Applications close 4pm Friday, 22 March 2019, for projects that commence after 8 May 2019.
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, a submission form may be downloaded below.
Submissions are assessed through locally determined policy, by a local committee of dedicated arts and community representatives.
Building project development and arts business skills with mentoring, consulting and training opportunities
Building local arts networks, establishing new partnerships with other sectors.
Innovative, cultural records for the community collection, including photography, new media and soundscapes
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: http://arts.qld.gov.au/regional-arts-development-fund
You can download the Gladstone Region Arts & Cultural Policy document at: http://www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/policies
Join local committee members at one of three upcoming grant writing workshops, held 31 January to 2 February 2019 at three locations, Agnes Water, Yarwun and Gladstone. Follow the link for further information: http://gragm.qld.gov.au/programs-events/three-free-grant-writing-workshops
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 more than 25 years in the Gladstone Region, the local RADF program is seeking interest from previous recipients to present the RADF Showcase, in 2019. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to those previous applicants who have expressed their interest, we are looking for additional support - watch this space!