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2018/19 Regional Arts Development Fund Germinate Program

This is a preview of the RADF GERMINATE Program Application Form 2018-19 form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

The Germinate Program

The delivery of a RADF model tailored to the needs and priorities of our city and the shared objectives of local and state government, presents some exciting opportunities for the sector in 2018 and beyond.

 The Germinate Program is an investment in the early stage development of Gold Coast creatives, organisations/collectives and community. In the short term, project outcomes may sit in-between the markers of invention and innovation and demonstrate potential for long term impact. Central to the program are the criteria of creative and professional growth, exploration, collaboration, unique partnerships, innovation and community benefit.

 Individuals and organisations/collectives may apply for up to $5,000 per application for:

  • The early and/or developmental stages of: new work including experimental, community based and interdisciplinary activity; pilot programs; exploration of new audiences and presentation models. Projects and activities may be transitional or experimental in nature and where applicable applicants are encouraged to explore new and unlikely partnerships, for example- art/science, art/sport, art/commerce.
  • Opportunities to collaborate, share and disseminate information; identify the needs of, and up-skill, members/participants; and enhance connectedness through establishment of new and/or stronger relationships with members, stakeholders and partners.
  • Support to participate in professional development activity including but not limited to exhibitions/productions, short courses, workshops, symposiums and mentorships. Opportunities for inter-cultural and generational professional exchange are encouraged.

Please read the following to help in completing this form:

  • Read the Germinate Program Guidelines and City of Gold Coast Culture Strategy 2023.
  • Articulate your idea clearly and succinctly.
  • Answer all questions.
  • Complete the budget for your project.
  • Provide the required support material where applicable.

NOTE: It is recommended that all applicants make contact with the City of Gold Coast RADF Liaison Officer to determine the suitability of the application and/or if you require assistance with completing the application form prior to submission. Call: 07 5581 6075 Email: