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.
Round One 2016- 2017 is now open, for projects that commence after 6 December 2016, with applications closing 4pm Friday, 11 November 2016.
Applicants seeking guidance for their submission, may complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) before 4pm Monday, 31 October 2016 to work with a committee member mentor and have the opportunity to discuss the development of their submission with aha! good thinking, ArtReach Queensland Director, Stephen Clark. Sessions with Stephen are limited, so please complete the EOI early for booking information.
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.