Regional Arts Development Fund
  • Last updated:
  • 06 Apr 2020

In response to the unique situation COVID19 has placed us, council is adapting its approach to grants and funding to meet changing needs.  Successful grant recipients from previous rounds who are experiencing difficulty in delivering their project in this current environment are advised to contact the RADF Liasion Officer via with the details of your issue so we can discuss options going forward. 

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, which provides a 20 year vision for the region, placing artists at its core.

'The soul of our community is our flourishing arts ecology: nurturing connections, promoting experimentation and inspiring collaboration' 

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria


  • Individual development
  • Mentorship
  • Concept development
  • Project
  • Seed

For more information, please see the category factsheet[306KB]

When is funding available?

  • Applications can be submitted all year round with rounds closing beginning of March, July and November.

What funding is available?

  • Individual Development - $750 within Australia and $1,500 international
  • Mentorship - Up to $5,000
  • Concept Development - Up to $5,000
  • Project - Up to $10,000
  • Seed - up to $10,000 1st year, up to $5,000 2nd year and up to $2,500 3rd year

When will I know if I have been successful?

  • 6-8 weeks from closing date.

How do I apply?

  • Contact the RADF Liaison Officer on (07) 5420 8616 to discuss your project and ensure eligibility.
  • Complete the online RADF grant application form. There are 5 categories, please ensure you apply under the correct category
  • Applications must be submitted online.


  • All applications are assessed by the RADF Committee who make recommendations to council.

What else should I consider when applying for funding?