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RADF Categories
  • Last updated:
  • 17 Feb 2017

There are five categories of funding available.

To be eligible for funding, applications must:

  • demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area
  • demonstrate strong alignment with RADF objectives.

 Funding Type

What can be funded?

Funding Amounts

Individual Development  

Funding to attend, present or showcase at professional
development seminars, conferences, activities or
appropriate arts events

$   750 within Australia
$1,500 international
Mentorship Funding  

Funding is for emerging local artists to engage professional
artists or creative workers for short term developmental
processes

 Up to $5,000
Concept Development One-off funding to assist in the research and/or preliminary
development of ideas for new projects
Up to $5,000
Project Funding One-off funding for new, fully developed or established projects Up to $10,000
Seed Funding Up to three years of funding for projects with a strong prospect
of commercial success in the long term
Up to $10,000 - 1st year
Up to $5,000 - 2nd year
Up to $2,500 - 3rd year

RADF Categories

Category 1: Individual Development Funding

For activities focussed on developing local creatives and showcasing the Sunshine Coast as a region of creative excellence.

Assistance is available for local, professional and emerging artists and arts workers to:

  • attend professional development seminars, conferences or activities
  • present or showcase at an appropriate arts event.

Funding is available for up to 65 % of the total travel, accommodation and registration fees for attendance, or event presentation costs, to a maximum of:

  • $   750 for National travel
  • $1,500 for International travel.

This program does not cover:

  • accredited study, training or university courses or lengthy training courses ie. multiple weeks or years
  • food, catering or entertainment costs associated with the training or event
  • CV’s, portfolio and/or web links supporting the artist’s application and full details of the seminar or event will be required at the time of application.

Individuals can also apply for mentoring opportunities under the Mentorship Funding category.

Category 2: Mentorship Funding

Funding is for emerging local artists to engage professional artists or creative workers for short term development processes.

  • Appropriate mentors are individuals who have a high level of experience, and broad networks in their chosen field.
  • Proof of interest and availability of the mentor must be provided.
  • Mentorships must be less than six months in length.
  • Funding up to $5,000 is available and can include costs such as artist fees, project fees and travel costs including accommodation.
  • Catering costs are not eligible.

Category 3: Concept Development

Concept funding is designed to assist in the research and /or preliminary development of ideas for new projects and, as an outcome, create fully developed plans to implementation stage and/or investment ready proposals.

Category 4: Project Funding

Funding is for new, fully developed or established projects and/or to refresh and revitalise existing projects and activities which have a specific start and finish date.

  • Apply for up to $10,000 for projects that benefit creativity in the local region
  • RADF will not cover 100% of the costs of a project. Proof of funding from other sources must be provided. These could include:
  • applicant cash contributions
  • grants from other funding bodies
  • sponsorship
  • in-kind support.

Category 5: Seed Funding

Seed funding is available for projects that can demonstrate a strong prospect of commercial success in the long term.

  • Seed funding of $10,000 in the first year, $5,000 in the second year, $2,500 the third year for projects that benefit creativity in the local region.
  • Applicants are expected to build sustainable income generation capabilities throughout the three years.
  • The same project will not be eligible for further RADF funding for five years following the initial date of funding.
  • The delivery of further years’ seed funding is subject to council’s annual budget allocations.

Special Focus Area - Horizon Festival, 25 Aug - 3 Sep 2017

The Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture is a key focus area for RADF in 2016/17. Additional funding is available for the development of local creative projects to be presented during the 2017 Horizon Festival. 

Projects must: 

  • sit within one of the RADF categories
  • align with RADF priorities and meet requirements. 

Further Information?

You must contact the RADF Liaison Officer to discuss your proposal. Contact council's grants team on (07) 5420 8616 and ask for the RADF Liaison Officer, or email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au .