Regional Arts Development Funding new round

Published: 24 Mar 2016

Logan’s artists, musicians, dancers and actors are being offered the opportunity to apply for funding to support their creative arts projects.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) a partnership between Arts Queensland and Logan City Council, will be accepting applications for funding until 3 May 2016 for projects that commence as soon as July.

Logan City Council Acting Deputy CEO – Community and Customer Services, Annette Turner said the grants would help applicants to involve the community in a wide variety of arts initiatives.

“We want to hear from professional and emerging professionals from all art forms including dance, music, design, museum and cultural heritage, new media, visual arts, writing and the theatre,” Ms Turner said.

“If you have a great idea share it with us and your application could be awarded RADF funding if it meets the criteria.

“We encourage everyone who wants to develop a creative arts project to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.”

Since its inception in 2001, Logan City Council has conducted 36 funding rounds.

Almost $34,000 in funding was shared among five successful applicants in 2015.

Ms Turner said last year’s applicants were involved with some wonderful local projects.

“The projects included workshops with local youth to develop art installations for the Logan Central and Logan Hyperdome libraries, the production and marketing of a film clip using modern technology and a workshop to introduce refugees to digital photography and provide them with new skills,” she said.

Logan Art Gallery is also showcasing the works produced by two of the RADF grant recipients for 2015.

One exhibition features prints produced after the artist honed her skills at a renowned print studio and the second documents the artist’s experiences of identity and place as a refugee.

Ms Turner said the next round of funding would cover projects commencing from July.

RADF provides opportunities for artists and practitioners based in Logan to develop their careers through project-based funding.

All applicants are required to contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting their grant application.

The officer can be contacted on (07) 3412 5426 or by emailing radf@logan.qld.gov.au