Regional Arts Development Fund

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The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a competitively-assessed grants program supporting arts and cultural projects of all kinds, and artists and arts and cultural workers at all career stages.

RADF is delivered by City of Gold Coast in partnership with Arts Queensland.

There are 3 RADF funding categories.

Activate Arts

Activate Arts supports arts and culture-based activities that have a clear connection to the Gold Coast and deliver artistic excellence, community benefit, collaboration, sustainability and innovation. Apply for up to $15,000.

Activate Music

Activate Music supports the Gold Coast contemporary music sector to create new music and develop audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Apply for up to $10,000.

Activate Small Grants

Activate Small Grants supports individuals, organisations and collectives seeking smaller levels of funding for arts and culture-based activity. Apply for up to $5000.

Key dates

All programs are now open.

Activate Arts

Applications close: 12 February 2024
Interview: 21 & 22 March 2024
Notification: April 2024
Projects starting after: 30 April 2024

Activate Music

Applications close: 12 February 2024
Interview: 21 and 22 March 2024
Notification: April 2024
Projects starting after: 30 April 2024

Activate Small Grants

Activate Small Grants can be applied for anytime. This program is open until 30 June 2024 or until funds are expended. Note: your application must be received at least 8 weeks before your activity start date.

Apply now

For more information on who can apply, the eligibility and assessment criteria, and how to submit your application, read the key documents below. The ACTIVATE guidelines for applicants provide information on who is eligible for funding, what sorts of projects are eligible for funding and how application forms are assessed.

Submit applications via the City of Gold Coast SmartyGrants portal.

You are encouraged to contact the Arts and Culture team to discuss your project before applying. Please contact the RADF Liaison Officer on 07 5581 6075 or email radf@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

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RADF Committee

The RADF Committee is a group of informed representatives who reflect the diverse arts, culture and geography of the City of Gold Coast. Members of the Committee have responsibility for an art form area/portfolio that reflects their areas of expertise.

RADF Committee Members 2023–24(PDF, 169KB)

Previous successful RADF applicants

Details of the successful RADF applicants can be downloaded here.

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