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 2021-22, the Queensland Government's Arts Queensland, is investing $2.08 million through RADF, with an additional $2.3 million contributed by 59 councils across Queensland, 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.

Workshop announcements will be made approximately 6 weeks prior to the close of each funding round.

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 2021-22 Local Funding Priorities are:


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


Community arts projects that engage professional community artsworkers to plan, develop, oversee and report on the project. Consideration for opportunities to raise alternative funding support, diversify audiences and promote local interest.


Social media tools to innovate, broaden reach and develop online cultural records for Council’s community collection, including professional photography, new media and soundscapes.


Round One 2021-22

Expressions of Interest close 4pm, Friday, 25 February 2022, Applications close 4pm, Friday, 25 March 2022, for projects that commence after 3 May 2022.

Join the RADF Committee and Round One recipients during a funding celebration event, held in the Gallery & Museum, Think Tank, 10.30am, Saturday, 11 June 2022. Featuring the official book launch of Meet me at the Café by Paulette Flint. Link to details: RSVP: phone 4976 6766 or email

Round Two 2021-22

Expressions of Interest close 4pm, Friday, 29 July 2022, Applications close 4pm, Friday, 26 August 2022, for projects that commence after 4 October 2022.

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 free grant writing, project planning and budget workshops, held in the weeks preceding the funding round.

Workshop bookings for Round Two 2021-22 are now open visit: for details, or view the 2019-20 series of informative videos below

For any further information email or phone 4976 6766.



RADF 2019-20 Community Training Videos

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 30 years in the Gladstone Region, the local RADF program is seeking interest from previous recipients to develop the RADF Showcase, in 2022. 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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