What does RADF not support? What does RADF not support?

  • Late, incomplete or unsigned applications
  • Retrospective applications (projects started or completed before notification of successful funding has been received).
  • Artist or artworkers who do not have an Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • RADF does not fund 100% of any project. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding for their projects. Applicants are required to make a significant contribution which may be in-kind.
  • Applicants who have failed to acquit previous RADF grants.
  • Craft workshops – UNLESS a professional artist or artsworker is employed to work with a craft group to apply their skills in an innovative way to an arts development outcome.
  • Projects for which artsworkers are paid less than the recommended rates.
  • School arts activities EXCEPT where those activities form part of broader community cultural development processes or are part of professional arts development.
  • Framing or freight – only a small proportion of these costs can be covered as part of presentation costs for significant exhibitions. As a guide only, 10% of the total framing and freight costs would be considered a small proportion.
  • Catering costs, openings, launches and parties are not eligible for RADF grants, even if they are part of an exhibition or community project.
  • Entertainment – funding is not available to pay for entertainment for events, UNLESS there is a developmental aspect included, e.g. musicians performing at a community event run a series of developmental workshops for community members prior to or at the end of the event.
  • Summer/Winter schools – Council should not support more than two places a year.
  • Publishing costs – requests for grants to publish books should be directed to organisations that provide print-on-demand services. A small proportion of printing costs are eligible as part of the presentation costs for significant projects. As a guide only, 10% of the total publishing costs would be considered a small proportion.
  • Purchase of capital items, e.g. equipment, buildings or vehicles. RADF gives artists and organisations opportunities for employment, professional development and a chance to practice their art. Buying capital items does not necessarily lead to these outcomes. Exception: Capital items can be funded only when they are included as part of a project application and when the RADF Committee considers the purchase integral to that project and where the item will remain available for community use.
  • Project management or administrative assistance costs.
  • Recurrent funding for arts organisations – operational expenses are ineligible under RADF including wages for permanent staff and office expenses. However, local arts and cultural organisations that have regular community activities may apply for funding annually for different projects which have a project management component.
  • Accredited study, training or university courses — RADF does not fund the primary training of artists, only their professional development once they are practising.
  • Workshops with arts and cultural service organisations that are part of the organisation’s ‘core business’ — Arts Queensland has already funded these organisations to deliver core services. Please call your cultural service organisations to find out what services they can offer you that are not ‘core business’.
  • Operational expenses are ineligible under RADF including wages for permanent staff and office expenses.