Animating spaces: another Logan project in 2015
Published: 9 December 2014
The Logan River Parklands will come to life in 2015 through a newly announced Animating Spaces project. Animating Spaces is a statewide multi-arts initiative of Artslink Queensland designed to revitalise and celebrate significant or unusual spaces within regional communities through locally-driven arts activities.
In 2014, Logan City Council - in partnership with community - delivered the Animating Loganlea Station project as a City of Choice initiative, which involved members of the Logan Artists' Association and BoysTown helping the lead artist paint the train station in June.
Building on the success of 2014, Council successfully applied for funding through the Animating Spaces program for a 2015 project, which was announced by Artslink last month. The project will receive $60,000 for three initiatives to be undertaken by local artists at the Logan River Parklands in Beenleigh. Concept development will begin this month for an Animating Spaces event to occur in the parklands on the weekend of 6 and 7 September 2015.
As well as challenging the successful communities to present three arts initiatives in their nominated location, Animating Spaces provides funding assistance to employ local artists and creatives, and provides training to further develop cultural project management skills. The Logan project leads will be Robyn Pell, John Coleman and Shaun Dorney, with Leigh-Chantelle Koch assisting in project management.
Animating Spaces is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts through the Community Partnerships Fund, the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund, the State Government through Arts Queensland, and Logan City Council.
It delivers on the City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015 objective to bring people together and provide opportunities for community arts and social expression.