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RADF Round 2 2021/2022

Now Open.

Closes 16 February 2022

If you are a local artist, arts or cultural worker, creative business or organisation, grants are available to bring your idea to life. 


  • $31,500 will be available for  Round 2 Grants.

  • 5 x $1,000 grants are available for Quick Response Applications.

  • 5 x $1000 grants are available for Launch Pad Young Creatives Applications


What is RADF?

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

RADF 2021-22 promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions.

RADF Objectives

  • Build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
  • Provide public value for Queensland communities
  • Provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities
  • Deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community

Scenic Rim Regional Council - Arts and Cultural Policy

RADF Guidelines for 2021/22

Scenic Rim Regional Council's  RADF  program is currently awaiting approval from Arts Queensland

Strategic Themes for 2021/22

Each year a number of themes or priorities are identified which align with Council's Community Plan and Cultural Policy.

In developing your application, it is essential that you demonstrate how your project relates to one or more of the key themes of:

Understanding our World through Arts and Science


This can be explored through the following three fields of Science.


This priority is about projects that explore, adapt or integrate new technologies into an arts practice, this can include:

  • Using Technology as a tool for making art.
  • Using Technology as the art
  • Using Technology to expand access to the arts.
  • Using Technology to help people learn, understand and appreciate the arts.
  • Developing immersive experiences through Interactive and installation art.
  • Mapping video, animation or graphics onto surfaces to create visual displays and experiences of light and movement over static objects.
  • Using cameras and smart technology to develop Augmented Reality that add layers of information and imagery thereby creating a crossover between the physical and the digital worlds.
  • Placing the viewer in a completely new simulated environment through Virtual Reality.
  • Adapting digital technologies and software in the writing, production, recording and publication of music.
  • Exploring the benefits of digital shooting, CGI, postproduction and distribution of film-based works.
  • Digitising heritage collections and stories trails
  • Exploring social media platforms and media streaming services to create an online presence for an arts practice.
  • Storytelling through Pod casts, Geo-Location or Geo Tagging or Augmented Reality


This priority is about exploring, adapting or integrating Environmental sciences into a project or arts practice. Environmental art is art that addresses social and political issues relating to the natural and urban environment.

The arts are uniquely placed to explain the issue of climate change and other environmental challenges to the public, and to motivate people to work towards solutions and adopting more sustainable lifestyles. Environmental projects can include:

  • Studying the environment and developing solutions to environmental problems through fields including Ecology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Zoology.
  • Exploring, and adapting sustainable materials or processes in an arts practice or event.
  • Developing arts projects or works that evoke reactions and deliver messages on sustainable futures.
  • Bring about environmental change through art. From purely aesthetic explorations of vanishing biodiversity to art-science innovations.
  • Developing an art form that transforms, reuses, or recycles materials.
  • Sustainable artists who seek to optimize the use of natural resources to reduce the environmental footprint of their work


This priority is about projects that explore, adapt or integrate social science principles through their arts practice. The Social Sciences deal with human behaviour in its social and cultural aspect. Social Science inspired projects can explore:

  • Anthropology. Studies of the past and present of humans and societies, understanding human origins and the diversity of cultures.
  • Sociology. Studies of human interactions with each other.
  • Geography. Studies of the diverse environments, places and spaces of the Earth’s surface.
  • History. Is the study and interpretation of past humans, families and societies.
  • Economics. Studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
  • Psychology. Studies of the human mind, brain and behaviour
  • Linguistics. Studies of language, its origins and its structure.

 Application Forms

In 2021/22, SRRC will offer 3 different funding strands. These include:

"Big Idea" Community Grants - $25,000 per round

  • Open year round
  • Closing in October and February
  • 2 Stage assessment process

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

The Quick Response grants are for professional development opportunities that unexpectedly become available outside of the normal RADF rounds. 

  • Open year round as a rolling fund
  • $1,000 for opportunities within Queensland
  • $1,500 for opportunities Interstate

"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

Outcome Reports

All activities that have received RADF investment (including individual career development/arts and cultural projects and activities or council strategic initiatives) are required to complete an outcome report within 8 weeks of the completion of their project.

Outcome Reports for Community Grant rounds fall under two categories:

Public Projects Outcome Report

This outcome report template is for those undertaking activities that have or will lead to a public outcome – e.g. exhibitions, events, engagement projects, creative developments, performances, place making projects, publications and public workshops. 

Professional/Career Development Outcome Report

This outcome report template is for those undertaking professional/career development activities – e.g. attendance at conferences and training workshops to develop your own skills, knowledge or career.

2021/22 Important dates

The RADF Program is open all year round for planning, preparing and seeking assistance with grant writing.

"Big Idea" Community Grant Round

  • Closes 29 September 2021
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 14 October 2021
  • Full Applications due 3 November 2021
  • For projects after 1 January 2022

"Big Idea" Community Grant Round

  • Closes 16 February 2022
  • Shortlisted applicants notified 9 March 2022
  • Full Applications due 30 March 2022
  •  For projects after 1 July 2022

"Express Lane" Quick Response Professional Development Grants

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2021

"Launch Pad" Young Creatives Small Arts Grant

  • Rolling Fund of $5,000 open all year, available from September 2021

RADF Information



RADF Contacts

For all RADF enquiries please contact:

Scenic Rim Liaison Officer
Mark Paddick
PH: 5540 5351



The Scenic Rim Regional Council has a number of specific Key Performance Outcomes they need to gather evidence about throughout the year to report back to Arts Queensland including:

  • That local people are engaged as decision makers about RADF.
  • That local communities and partners are satisfied with council's management of RADF.

Please complete the following survey to provide feedback on Councils RADF program. Forms can be returned to the RADF Liaison Officer.