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:

  • Developing regional skills
  • Building community cultural capacity
  • Cultural tourism
  • Contemporary collections/stories
  • Regional partnerships
  • Concept development

Applications

All applicants are required to meet with the RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting their application and contact details.

Documentation available in PDF format:

For the Microsoft Word version of these documents please visit the Arts Queensland website.

Applicants are encouraged to have an ABN. Applicants without an ABN must be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with and ABN (known as the auspice body) who manages the grant on behalf of the applicant.

To discuss your application or to obtain an application kit please contact Council's RADF Liaison Officer on 07 3412 5426 or email radf@logan.qld.gov.au. Please send your application forms to Council.

Latest recipients

The recipients of the latest Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants will bring Logan to life in the disciplines of musical theatre, participatory arts, and even a children's book.

RADF Chairperson, Councillor Jennie Breene (Division 12), said the latest round of funding showed the abundance of talent in Logan.

"This will see some exciting projects get underway," she said.

"These include musical theatre script development, some innovative participatory arts projects, development of a publishing proposal and the production of a children's book.

"The Regional Arts Development Fund is a valuable partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils - projects with a total value of $206,276 have been approved for $49,071 worth of funding which is a terrific return on investment."

The latest round of recipients include:
Phyllis McDuff will prepare a professional publishing proposal and devise a marketing plan to deliver the manuscript to the international market.
Catherine Jane Dear will work with Felix Cross (MBE) to script a musical about racism, and the Australian justice system, featuring the music and life experiences of Alvin.
Music Duo Laurette N James will mix a six-song EP with album cover photography and design.
Sharka Bosakova will document the outcome of the Finding your way home project. Selected participants and their creations will be photographed for an exhibition at Logan Art Gallery in March 2015.
Meredith Randell will create audio visual artworks in response to 19 BushCare sites in Logan for an exhibition at Logan Artists Association (LAA) Gallery in November 2015.
Karen Tyrrell will produce a children's book called Harry helps grandpa remember. The book presents practical risk reduction and coping methodologies and solutions to those directly and indirectly affected with Dementia and Alzheimer's.
Robyn Pell will coordinate a collaborative workshop program culminating in an exhibition, Glory box, hope chest and bottom drawer, focusing on the lost tradition of women's domestic art and craftwork.
Philippa Kelly will coordinate young Cambodian artists to work intensively with Khmer Community in Logan to create artwork and document Cambodian-Australian history.

Parks, Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Phil Pidgeon (Division 9) said he was also looking forward to seeing the latest projects.

"There's a diverse range of projects there with something which will appeal to everyone," he said.

Arts Minister Ian Walker said funding councils and supporting art at a grass-roots level was important.

"We want to get the best result from every dollar spent, so we're taking a special look at projects that may increase returns on this cultural investment," he said.

"A vibrant arts community, from the biggest city to the smallest town, can attract money and tourists so both business and the arts can be winners from these grants."

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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