Funding for arts initiatives now open Rockhampton Regional Council

Barbara Merkley

Released on 25 November 2022


If you are performing on an concept for a new arts challenge and will need funding to aid make it come about then the Regional Arts Advancement Fund (RADF) might be capable to assistance.

The subsequent spherical of the Regional Arts Improvement Fund (RADF) is now open and applications are staying sought for tasks that will get started soon after 1 February 2023.

RADF is a partnership in between the Queensland Governing administration and Rockhampton Regional Council, supporting qualified artists and arts observe in regional locations. It distributes close to $60,000 of funding in Rockhampton Region just about every 12 months.

Rockhampton Regional Council Arts and Heritage spokesperson Cr Drew Wickerson reported that nearby set up and rising artists can implement to obtain monetary help for their specialist advancement, and area groups can acquire guidance to use skilled artists for a distinct task.

“I inspire any regional individuals and groups to see if RADF can enable them,” Cr Wickerson claimed.

RADF is a grass roots funding method where by grants are decided by a regional committee who are familiar with regional priorities.

“People proposing assignments that are run by and benefit younger men and women, Indigenous Australians, men and women from culturally and linguistically numerous backgrounds and revolutionary cross-art types are especially inspired to apply,” Cr Wickerson claimed.

Council’s web-site ( has situation research of beforehand profitable RADF programs which present-day applicants might come across beneficial.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said as aspect of this productive, very long-expression collaboration, the Queensland Government will provide $2.13 million for RADF 2022–2023 to a whole of 59 area councils, who will add a co-financial commitment amount of money of in excess of $1.9 million.

“Established in 1991, RADF is a very long-standing success story amongst the Queensland Govt and regional councils, enabling neighborhood artists and arts employees to explain to their wealthy and one of a kind tales, boosting regional work chances and other favourable economic outcomes”, Minister Enoch mentioned.  

“For 31 years RADF has furnished a legacy of generating new art and cultural activities for Queensland audiences and communities, and a system for experienced development and expansion across the regional arts sector,” she claimed.

RADF funding will come underneath two wide classes – Growth Grant and Venture Grant

Progress grants go over: specialist job improvement, capabilities growth workshops, thought advancement and creative growth of new get the job done. Assistance is available for up to 65 percent of the overall fees to a highest of $5000.

Undertaking Grants include: exhibitions, performances, festivals and occasions, general public displays. Support is available for up to 80 percent of the overall price tag to a most of $10,000

Fast responses grants are readily available for any challenge or action that involves funding outside the grant rounds with aid accessible for up to 65 per cent of the whole charges to a most of $1000.

Purposes are now staying accepted for assignments commencing following 1 February 2023. Purposes shut 5pm Friday 6 January 2023.

For far more details, check out or speak to Rockhampton Regional Council on 4932 9000 or e-mail [email protected].




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