• Last updated:
  • 10 Feb 2021


The Regional Arts Development Fund [RADF] is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. RADF funds are aimed at the development of emerging and established artists, creative practitioners and producers. RADF funding is awarded to projects that align with the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018-2038.

RADF promotes the value of arts, culture and heritage as drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions.

RADF showcases local talent and encourages participation in art inspired events.

RADF also builds local capacity, cultural innovation and community well-being.

Council support

Council supports local artists in many ways:

  • RADF competitive grants program
  • Professional Development
  • Council initiated projects and programs such as The Refinery, Fabric, Creative Spaces
  • and, through partnerships with arts organisations such as Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.

The program 

The program includes 3 strategic areas to develop our rich and resilient creative ecology:

  1. Creative Industries
  2. Content Development
  3. Professional Development


The RADF competitive arts grants program is available to:

  • emerging and established artists
  • producers and creative practitioners
  • not for profit organisations
  • creative businesses

The program is open to practitioners across all art forms.

RADF grants are competitive. More information about applying for a RADF grant can be found on the RADF funding page.

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