• Last updated:
  • 31 Jan 2022

The Regional Arts Development Fund [RADF]:
• supports local arts and culture in regional Queensland;
• assists the growth of emerging and established artists, creative practitioners and producers;
• promotes the value of arts, culture and heritage as the driver of a strong, diverse and inclusive region;
• showcases local talent and encourages participation in art inspired events;
• builds local capacity, cultural innovation and community well-being and;
• goes towards projects that align with the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038.

Council support

Council supports local artists in many ways including:
• RADF grants program;
• professional development;
• council initiated projects and programs such as The Refinery, Fabric, Creative Spaces and;
• partnerships with arts organisations such as the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.

The program

The RADF program includes three strategic areas, which develop our rich and resilient creative ecology:
1. Creative Industries
2. Content Development
3. Professional Development.


The RADF grant program is open to practitioners across all art forms and is available to:
• emerging and established artists
• producers and creative practitioners
• not for profit organisations
• creative businesses.

Applicant Support

Meet a RADF Officer (online consults)

Book a 45-minute, one-on-one meeting with our RADF officer, who will guide you through the process and provide constructive feedback.

The next grant round closes Tuesday 1 March 2022, so book now for Thursday 3 February or Wednesday 9 February session.

First Nations Artists (online information session)

If you a First Nations artist interested in applying for a RADF grant, join the digital information session at 11.00am on Monday 7 February. This is open to all artists identifying as First Nations currently residing on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa or Gympie areas.

More information

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council and can be competitive.

For more information on how to apply, visit the RADF funding page.

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