Regional Arts Development Fund Grants

Calling all Isaac artists, arts and cultural workers, groups and organisations!

Isaac is a region that feeds, powers and builds communities. We are rich in resources and made richer by our people who shape our culture through their stories, values, resilience, creativity, generosity and way of life.

Creativity connects and energises our people, powers our communities by improving our health and sense of wellbeing, and provides opportunities for cultural tourism that feed creative industry development.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Isaac Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

The 2018-2019 RADF grants program will be delivered via three rounds: 

Round One

Applications for Round One close on 19 October 2018 for events/programs and activities occurring from 1 January to 30 April 2019.

Round Two

Applications for Round Two close on 8 February 2019 for events/programs and activities occurring from 1 May to 31 August 2019.

Round Three

Applications for Round Three close on 3 May 2019 for events/programs and activities occurring from 1 September to 31 December 2019.

Round Four 

Calling all Isaac singers participating in the Queensland Music Festival’s Moranbah “Help Is On Its Way” concert on Thursday July 18 and who wish to travel to Brisbane to participate in the mass choral event in Brisbane on Saturday, July 27! Applications are now open under Round Four of the Regional Arts Development Fund for you to apply for a grant towards the cost of your travel to Brisbane and accommodation costs. Click here to find out more (PDF)

Council has identified three (3) priority areas for funding in 2018 – 2019:

  1. Implementing the Arts and Cultural Policy (CORP-POL-031) and Arts and Cultural Action Plan 2018-2022 (COM-PLN-007).
  2. Championing our local artists by providing opportunities for Isaac artists and arts organisations to work in the Isaac communities.
  3. Creating opportunities for cultural tourism by actively engaging the community and visitors through arts and cultural experiences.

Please see funding application forms and guidelines below.

Forms and Guidelines

It is recommended that you contact the Arts And Cultural Development Officer on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) for advice and/or feedback prior to submitting your application.