Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Got a great idea for an arts or cultural project? Need a grant to help get your project off the ground?

The RADF program is a Queensland Government and local government partnership which invests in quality arts and cultural activities across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

Areas of support for the Bundaberg Regional Council RADF Program include:

  • Individual professional development
  • Workshops and master classes
  • Innovative arts, culture or heritage projects
  • Concept development
  • Creative industries development; and
  • Cultural tourism initiatives
Funding rounds and available assistance

Round 2 for 2016-2017 RADF funding opens on Monday the 20th of February and closes at 4pm on Wednesday the 29th of March. See the Guidelines and Application Form below from Round 1 as a reference point (new forms will be uploaded for Round 2 closer to the opening date) and speak to an RADF Advisory Committee member today to get your application underway.

There are generally two main funding rounds each financial year, however, applications for individual professional development may be submitted out of round after discussion with the RADF Liaison Officer.

There are no upper or lower limits on the amount of money that can be applied for, however it is strongly recommended that all applicants discuss their projects and proposed budget with an RADF Advisory Committee Member prior to submission.

In the past a wide range of RADF projects have been awarded grants ranging from $250 to more than $15,000.

Applying for a grant

BRC RADF Guidelines 2016 - 2017 (pdf) RADF 2016-2017  Application Form (pdf)

Submitting your application

Email is the preferred method of submission, however, post or hand delivered applications will also be accepted. Please note that applications must be received before 4pm on the round closing date. Late applications will not be accepted. Please do not bind or place applications in plastic sleeves.

Hand deliver to:
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG),
Childers Arts Space (CHARTS),
Bundaberg main Council Service Centre,

Mail to:
Regional Arts Development Fund
Bundaberg Regional Council
PO Box 3130

How RADF applications are assessed

Applications are assessed by the RADF Advisory Committee, comprised of the Portfolio Councillor for Community & Cultural Services, Four (4) active arts and cultural workers in the Bundaberg Region, and Two (2) Council Officers.

RADF Advisory Committee members serve a two year term on the committee. As positions on the RADF Advisory Committee become available, expressions of interest are called for community members. If you would like to know more about becoming a committee member, contact the RADF Liaison Officer; phone 4130 4750 or email

Promoting RADF

Council has a range of RADF Banners available for loan. If you would like to borrow any of this equipment to display at your event, please complete the Equipment Loan Application Form and contact the RADF Liaison Officer.

Equipment Loan Application Form (pdf)

Assistance is at hand

The RADF Liaison Officer and RADF Advisory Committee members are available to assist with your application. It is strongly recommended that all applicants arrange a group or one-on-one information session prior to submitting RADF applications for assessment. For further information contact the RADF Liaison Officer Indhi Neish by phone 4130 4750 or email

RADF in the news

RADF offers support for diverse arts projects - October 2014

Bundaberg Regional Council creates arts for all Queenslanders - April 2014

Successful applicants announced - October 2013

RADF supports five new projects - April 2013 

BRC helps to bring arts to all Queenslanders - January 2013

Useful links

Arts Queensland

Artslink Queensland

Flying Arts

Bundaberg Arts Network

Queensland Writers Centre

Australia Council for the Arts

NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts)

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.