The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Ipswich City Council. RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. The fund invests in local arts and cultural priorities as determined by local communities across Queensland and its flexibility enables local councils to tailor RADF programs to the specific needs of their communities.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit an expression of interest as either a:

  • written submission
  • video submission.

Applications open

Total funding pool $26,000.

Applications must be made via the RADF online application form

Key Dates

There are 3 funding rounds per year. Expressions of interests open:

  • 1 February and close 28 February for projects commencing after 1 May
  • 1 June and close 30 June for projects commencing after 1 September
  • 1 October and close on 31 October for projects commencing after 1 February

Successful applicants will be required to submit a full application within 14 days of approval of their expression of interest. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be received by the due date.

RADF Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants are available for arts and cultural practitioners to attend or present at professional development seminars or workshops, conferences or appropriate arts events.

  • Funding is available for up to 65% of the total cost to a maximum of $1,000 for national events and $2,000 for international travel.
  • Assistance is available towards costs for registration, travel and accommodation.
  • Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks before the activity via the online application form.

Grant Recipients

  • Fusion Arts Inc: $6,100 towards the junior musical, Little Mermaid
  • Eugene Gilfedder: $5,000 towards stage 1 of the Legends of Cocky Jerry Jar project
  • THAT Production Company: $8,400 towards the Failure to Launch creative development project

More Information

To find out more, including RADF priorities, funding categories, eligibility criteria and more, download the guidelines and checklist below:

Please contact the Ipswich RADF Liaison Officer at (07) 3810 6657 or communityfunding@ipswich.qld.gov.au