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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/creative projects
  • Regional partnerships
  • Strategic initiatives (Council only applications)

RADF applications

Logan City Council is now accepting applications for the latest round of funding. Individuals, groups and organisations can apply for grants up to a maximum of $8,000. All applicants are required to have an active Australian Bussiness Number. Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 28 November 2017 and late applications will not be accepted.

How to apply

Before applying you must read the RADF Guidelines for Applicants (PDF 4888 KB) and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2014-17 (PDF 9737 KB)

All applications are to be submitted online. The online application form will be available between the opening and closing dates for each funding round. Once you click the 'apply' button you will be prompted to create a log in.

Within your application you will need to provide supporting documentation and complete a budget. The following sample budget (PDF 120 KB) is provided to assist you with your application.

All applicants are encouraged 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.

Latest recipients

Arts projects valued at more than $100,000 will be generated by three successful submissions to Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), which will receive a total of $23,836 in the latest round of grants.

Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson said RADF, jointly funded by Logan City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, had enabled hundreds of arts projects to go ahead in the City of Logan.

“Logan City Council has contributed funding to the RADF program since 2001 and we have administered 38 grants rounds to date – generating both significant employment in the arts sector and enduring artworks,” he said.

“This year we have invested more than $55,000 in eight projects, some of which will be showcased at Logan Art Gallery in January.”

The successful grant recipients this round are:

  • Radha Pedersen, a noted local sculptor, will develop silver smithing skills to enable him to reproduce his works and to showcase this new collection at two key events in 2017.
  • Chris Martin will be mentored by established artist James Guppy to produce an exhibition of paintings that depict current social issues.
  • Creative Collective Cultural Community Inc will be funded to enable Alvin Rostant to tutor selected FIRST Services clients in weekly classes over nine months in preparation for PANZfest – a steel band festival – in Cairns, September 2017.

Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) delivered on the Queensland Government’s commitment to foster diverse and inclusive communities, grow strong regions and provide training, education, and employment opportunities for Queenslanders.

“The Queensland Government is contributing $2.08 million to leverage up to $1.92 million from local councils resulting in up to $4 million available to support arts and cultural activities throughout the state in 2016–17,” said the Premier.

“This funding promotes promote the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of inclusive communities and strong regions and ensures Queenslanders can engage with arts locally,” she said.

“Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members.”

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.

Ravikesh

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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