Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to support diversity and inclusivity and to grow strong regions.

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Council applies for funding from Arts Queensland each year in order to provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities. Local arts and cultural workers can apply to Council for funding for professional services, travel costs to attend seminars, productions, exhibitions, workshops, research and promotion. The elected Arts Reference Group will make recommendations to Council for allocation of funds.

For up-to-date information, important dates and supporting material visit the Live at the Centre website.

Live at The Centre

Funding Strands 2022-2023

All RADF applications are now submitted via the Smarty Grants portal. Paper and emailed applications are no longer accepted.

SRRC offers three (3) different funding strands. These are:

"Big Idea" Community Grants - $50,000 per year

 "Express Lane" Quick Response Grants -$5,000 per year

  • For Professional Development opportunies outside of Big idea grant rounds
  • Open year round as a rolling fund
  • Grants are capped at $1,000 for Queensland and $1,500 for Interstate projects.
  • Apply through Smarty Grants 

"Launch Pad" Young Creatives Small Arts Grants - $5,000 per year

The Small Arts Grants provides an opportunity for emerging artists and producers aged 16-25 years to access a wide range of resources to support their arts practice. A young creative applying for this grant needs to demonstrate an engagement in the Scenic Rim's cultural or creative industries. 

  • Open year round as a rolling fund
  • Grants are capped at $1,000
  • Applicants are required to provide a Letter of Support from a professional arts or cultural worker, teacher or tutor verifying the applicant's dedication to their arts practice.
  • Apply through Smarty Grants 

The 2023/2024 RADF program can be found here.

2023/2024 RADF Program

Previous recipients

All information on previous recipients can be found here.