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The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and 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 Creative Arts Plan 2023–2038, which provides a roadmap to guide council's future priorities, programs and investment in the arts.

Always check the guidelines for eligibility and priorities before applying - Regional Arts Development Fund Guidelines [9.3 MB].

When is funding available?

Applications open on Monday 19 August 2024 and closes on Monday 30 September 2024. 

When will I know if I have been successful?

Approximately 8 weeks from closing date.

How to apply

  • Contact the Creative Arts team via email at [email protected] to discuss your project and ensure eligibility.
  • Complete the online RADF grant application form. 
  • Applications must be submitted online.


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

What else to consider when applying for funding


  • For more information about the RADF program or help planning the application, please contact council's Creative Arts team on (07) 5420 8628 or [email protected]
  • For any technical support (e.g. assistance with logging in or submitting applications), please contact (07) 5420 8008.
  • Office hours are 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).