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Regional Arts Development Fund

The purpose of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program is to support professional and emerging professional artists and arts workers to practise their art, for and with communities, resulting in mutual development of the professional artists/arts workers and communities in Logan.

Arts professionals from all art forms including dance, music, design, museum and cultural heritage, new media, visual arts, writing and theatre are encouraged to apply.

RADF is not intended to be used as the main income source for any professional artist or arts worker or for recurrent funding of projects or organisations.

RADF provides opportunities for artists and arts practitioners based in Logan to develop their careers through project based funding in the categories of:

  • Skills development
  • Cultural tourism
  • Regional partnerships
  • Strategic initiatives (Council only applications)

Expression of interest

Logan City Council is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals, groups or organisations that may wish to apply for RADF funding in the next 18 months.

Please complete the Logan RADF Expression of Interest form (PDF 106 KB) and submit it to the RADF Liaison Officer by email radf@logan.qld.gov.au.

Applications

Applications are now closed.

Download the RADF Guidelines   (PDF 5343 KB)
Download the RADF Application   (PDF 342 KB)

All applicants are required to contact the RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting their grant application. Please contact the RADF Liaison Officer for information on the next round of RADF grants or other funding opportunities on (07) 3412 5426 or email radf@logan.qld.gov.au.

Regional Arts Development Fund Showcase

Saturday 2 July, 2pm to 4pm
Location: Logan Art Gallery

Join us to meet the latest recipients of grants from the Regional Arts Development Fund and hear about past achievements and future opportunities for local artists and residents in Logan.

Light refreshments will be served so bookings are essential by Thursday 30 June on 3412 5519 or email artgallery@logan.qld.gov.au

Latest recipients

An art exhibition that reflects on the experiences of an asylum-seeking refugee in Logan–and a project to teach refugees the skills to photographically capture and share their experiences of their new city–are two of five successful submissions to receive funding from the latest round of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.

More than $33,000 will be invested in the five projects which are designed to promote the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in Logan City.

Chair of the Regional Arts Development Fund Committee, Councillor Jennie Breene, said the projects were chosen in the recent RADF grant round by the local RADF Committee, comprising of advisors from the arts community and Council.

“The committee assesses applications on the basis of one-off short term projects that offer arts, cultural and heritage development opportunities that contribute to the development of sustainable cultural industries in Logan,” she said.

“The successful projects will all develop creative artists who will in turn contribute to the local arts community in the form of works, exhibitions and mentoring and development of local artists and art workers – with a total value of almost $160,000.”

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government is providing $2.08 million in 2015-16 for the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a state and local government partnership with 59 local councils across Queensland.

“The $2.08 million will leverage approximately $1.8 million from local councils, and means an anticipated total of $3.9 million will be available for arts projects across the state,” the Premier said.

“RADF supports around 3000 arts, cultural and heritage projects annually, ranging from local festivals and celebrations, to training, education and employment outcomes for Queensland artists.”

“This year will see a revamped RADF program developed in consultation with local councils which opens the way for more arts at a local level with public art commissions, access to touring productions and more training opportunities on offer,” she said.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a joint funding partnership between the Logan City Council and the State Government through Arts Queensland.

The grant recipients for this round are:

  • Rachael Lee who will undertake a residency and mentorship at Megalo print studio with renowned artist G.W.Bot. The project will produce prints to be exhibited at the Logan Art Gallery
  • Lecia Louise McPhail-Bell will produce and market a film clip using modern technology
  • Vanghoua Anthony Vue will mentor and undertake workshops with local youth to develop art installations for the Logan Central and Logan Hyperdome libraries
  • Sha Sawari  will exhibit works in the Logan art Gallery that document his experiences of identity and place as a refugee; and
  • Richard McLaren will introduce refugees to digital photography so that they may capture develop creative skills that allow them to access other community activities.

Past projects

Alvin Rostant, Rise above it

Aldwyn (Alvin) Rostant

Alvin Rostant received RADF funding in Round 31 October 2012 to create a DVD to accompany his original song Rise above it which celebrates how positive thinking triumphs over adversity in Logan.

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Roushini Devi

Roushini Devi received funding in Round 32 March 2013. Her concept was to collaborate with local multicultural artists and develop inter-cultural fun, interactive, entertaining and educational live performances and workshops in the community.

John Coleman with students at Beenleigh PCYC

Beenleigh PCYC

Beenleigh PCYC received funding in Round 32 March 2013.
They engaged local public artist John Coleman to work with their students to design an art piece for the "Vale" Central Park Holmview.

Cameron Stelzer, Pie Rats

Cameron Stelzer

Cameron Stelzer received funding in Round 30 March 2012.
He used the funds to write and illustrate an adventure novel for 8-12 year olds featuring his famous Pie-Rat characters.

Logan West Community Artshare Alliance

Logan West Community Artshare Alliance Inc

Logan West Community Artshare Alliance Inc staged the Logan West Artfest Masterclasses - five Masterclass Workshops for artists in Logan aimed at  enhancing skills and developing arts practices.

Tutor Don Waters at McGregor Summer School Toowoomba

Karin Hill

Karin received a 'Quick Response' grant in May 2013.
Through RADF, Karin attended the McGregor Summer School, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

RADF is a Queensland Government and Logan City partnership to support local arts and culture.

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