Arts grant funding round open

Published: 17 Nov 2017

Logan City Council is now accepting applications for the latest round of funding under the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Individuals, groups and organisations can apply for grants up to a maximum of $8,000.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said applications would close at 5pm on 28 November.

Since its inception in 2001, Logan City Council has conducted 39 funding rounds.

“RADF funding is designed to help professional and emerging professional artists and arts workers,” Cr Swenson said.

“It has led to some great initiatives that have met a need or created a benefit in the community, such as local histories, art installations and community workshops.

“This year’s programs focus on skills development, cultural tourism and regional partnerships that give individuals and groups an opportunity to bring their big ideas to life.  

“We want to hear from arts professionals from all forms, including dance, music, design, museum and cultural heritage, new media, visual arts, writing and theatre.

“If you work within these fields we encourage you to apply.”

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

The Queensland Government is contributing $2.08 million to the 2017-2018 RADF partnership.

“We are proud to be able to work together in this way to nurture local talent,” Cr Swenson said.

“Over the years the RADF program has unearthed many wonderful local artists including internationally recognised Logan artist Sandra Temple.

“Sandra received RADF funding to assist with the production of a limited edition hard cover book Skin Deep that includes images of body art photographed in scenic locations around Logan.”

For further information about the current RADF funding round visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/radf