Arts Bundaberg Regional Arts Development Fund

Date/Deadline: 12 Mar, 2023

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government and eligible local Councils across the state through Arts Queensland.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities.

RADF is a flexible fund, enabling local Councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their community.

RADF funding categories

A community funding pool is offered annually over two rounds or until expended. RADF will fund up to 65% of the total expenditure in any one application unless otherwise specified.

There are seven categories of funding available for individuals, groups, organisations and Council:

  • Developing Local Skills
  • Placemaking
  • Community Wellbeing & Resilience
  • Green Arts
  • Creative Generation
  • Their Stories
  • Continue Creating (Quick Response Grants)

Quick Response Grants

Assistance of up to $2000 may be available for eligible applicants. Applications are open year-round and close on the last Friday of each month.

Successful applicants can only receive funding once each financial year from the Quick Response Grants Program.

Applications are assessed at the beginning of each month. Notification of assessment outcomes will be advised within seven working days of the first business day of each month.

Eligibility

The following categories of individuals and organisations can apply for a RADF grant:

  • Individual professional artists, emerging professional artists, arts workers, cultural workers or project coordinators who are:
    – Based in the Bundaberg Regional Council area. If based outside the area, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in their region.
    – Permanent residents or Australian citizens who have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or are sponsored by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.
  • Incorporated arts and cultural organisations based in the Bundaberg Regional Council area. If based outside the region, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in their region.
  • Unincorporated organisations sponsored by an incorporated body, based in the Bundaberg Regional Council area. If based outside the region, they must demonstrate how the project will benefit arts and culture in their region.

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