Gladstone Region RADF

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.

The Queensland Government is contributing $2.08 million to the 2017-18 RADF partnership.

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.

The recent Special Round July 2018, for short term projects that commence after 3 October 2018, has closed. News regarding the next funding round will be available soon.

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 .

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

Gladstone Region RADF 2017-2018 Local Funding Priorities are:


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


Reaching new audience opportunities to embrace the unique character of the Gladstone Region


Heritage, culture and tourism celebrate


Build community cultural reference material through innovative documentation including photography, video 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:

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

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:


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 

Thank you to those previous applicants who have expressed their interest, we are looking for additional support and further information will be available, following the 2018 Annual General Meeting AGM, 6.30pm Wednesday 5 September 2018.

2018 RADF AGM details are online at:


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