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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)

Applications

Applications are now closed. For further information on the next round of funding contact the RADF Liaison Officer on 3412 5426.

Download the RADF Guidelines (PDF 3140 KB)
Download the RADF Application (PDF 336 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.

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.

Latest recipients

Painted human bodies photographed in locations around Logan, and 10 paintings on canvas portraying the beauty of and nature of the Logan area are among five successful submissions to receive funding from the latest round of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.

Chair of the Sport and Community Services Committee, Councillor Steve Swenson, said the projects were selected by a local RADF committee after submissions were called in March.

“Since its inception in 2001 Logan City Council has provided funding and conducted 37 RADF rounds of grants – generating employment opportunities and enduring local artworks reflecting Logan’s social, cultural and natural environment,” he said.

“In Logan more than $31,000 will be invested in the five projects approved in this round, which will employ arts and cultural workers and produce uniquely local works of art which will be displayed in our galleries and hosted in sites around the city.”

The successful grant recipients this round are:

  • Sandra Temple – who will produce a limited edition hardcover book, with body canvases photographed by Logan photographers in Logan locations
  • Aaron Pocock, who will produce a series of ten paintings on canvas portraying the beauty and nature of the Logan area, culminating in a gallery exhibition at Able Gallery.
  • Sylvia Nakachi, who will promote, enhance and educate the community of Logan, using various art forms and mediums to capture Torres Strait history, culture and Victorian Era influence in an exhibition at Logan Art Gallery.
  • Logan Village Community Centre,  which will host a series of free exhibition development and production workshops at the Logan Village Museum for museums, historical societies and keeping places in the Logan area.
  • Joan Mcnaught, who will produce 24 artworks for an exhibition at Logan Art Gallery in 2017.

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 governments, and means an anticipated total of $3.9 million will be available for arts projects across the state,” the Premier said.

“Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members, helping to ensure that Queenslanders can engage with arts in their local community.

“In 2016, RADF celebrates 25 years of partnership to promote the role and value of arts, culture and heritage.

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

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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