RADF’ Activate Arts Program

City of Gold Coast
Last date: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

Detailed Description

The City of Gold Coast is seeking applications for its Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) for the funding category Activate Arts to support:

  • creative individuals, organisations, community and collectives for delivering arts;
  • cultural activity across all art forms;
  • artists at all stages of their career.

Activate Arts supports arts and culture based activities that have a clear connection to the Gold Coast and deliver artistic excellence, community benefit, collaboration, sustainability and innovation.

Funding Information

  • Up to $15,000 per application of funding is available

Funding supports diverse and enterprising arts and cultural projects of all kinds, including:

  • the creation, development and/or presentation of work;
  • opportunities to connect with and develop new audiences/markets;
  • collaborations that develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences;
  • activities that build the capacity of the local arts and cultural sector;
  • initiatives that activate existing community and cultural infrastructure;
  • the exploration of new and emerging digital platforms;
  • other eligible arts and cultural projects in any art form.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible all applicants must:
  • be a Gold Coast resident (individuals/collectives) / based on the Gold Coast (organisations) OR the project being applied for must have significant outcomes on the Gold Coast and must benefit the Gold Coast community.
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • individual applicants/collectives must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and be practicing artists or arts professionals.
  • Individual applicants who are employees of Council entities and/or strategic partner organisations must provide a letter of confirmation from the CEO or Senior Management evidencing any proposed activity seeking RADF support is not associated with their role and/or programming of the entity/organisation.

Ineligible Applicants

  • applicants that received a RADF Activate grant for the same activity in 2020 (note – a second stage development of the same work, or a tour of the same work would be eligible;)
  • organisations funded through the Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program, Council entities and strategic partner organisations – however, these entities can partner on projects;
  • applicants that have not completed and acquitted any previous RADF funded projects.


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