RADF logos and acknowledgementThe Regional Arts Development Fund (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, across Queensland. RADF objectives are to support arts and cultural activities that:

  • provide public value for Queensland communities
  • build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride
  • deliver Queensland Government’s objectives for the community

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

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


General enquiries should be directed to the RADF Liaison Officer via email or 131 872. 


Current stage of the RADF program


RADF funding in 2020/21

We've applied to Arts Queensland for RADF funding in 2020/21. Details of our planned and initiated projects will be available once Arts Queensland advises funding outcomes. There will not be any competitive community grants in the Toowoomba Region in 2020/21.

2019/20 Project in progress

The My Corona project is in progress. It is an entrepreneurial collaboration that supports economic development through partnerships with local business owners, nurtures local innovation, and offers creative development. Successful applicants are learning new skills and undertaking online networking and collaboration. These activities will be completed by 30 November 2020.

There will be a networking event in late 2020 or early 2021 where participants will share their experiences. Details of this event will be provided here once they are confirmed.

The My Corona Project coronavirus relief RADF grant is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Toowoomba Regional Council, the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and South West Queensland Regional Arts; and in conjunction with local businesses Alex Stalling Artist, Atticus Business Accounting, ELM Media and Marketing, Enterprise Legal and Phoebe Tully.

Past program details

In 2019/20 there were two projects funded:

  • The Virtual Public Art Project a strategic partnership with Arts Council Toowoomba to review how public art works in the Toowoomba Region.
  • Lit Festival Masterclass festival educational extension auspiced by Story ARC Inc

In 2018/19 there were two projects funded:

  • Performing Arts Support Program (PASP) and Toowoomba Regional Touring Initiative (TRTI) managed by Empire Theatre Projects Company
  • The Regions Contemporary art projects for the Toowoomba Region managed by Alexandra Lawson | Alexandra Lawson Gallery

In 2017/18 there were two projects funded:

  • Lit Festival auspiced by Arts Council Toowoomba
  • Millmerran Historic Walk managed by Millmerran Commerce and Progress in association with Millmerran and District Historical Society.