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Funding supports Logan's creative artists

Published: 25 January 2019

Funding supports Logan's creative artists
Digitally manipulated image from I am seed project 2018

Grants under the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) are now available for creative arts projects by Logan’s visual and performing artists, designers, filmmakers, writers and heritage workers.

The funding is a partnership between Arts Queensland and Logan City Council.

Applications for the current funding round close on March 11.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said the grants give Logan’s creative community the chance to develop their careers through project-based funding.

“RADF provides opportunities for artists and arts practitioners to develop their careers through skills development, cultural tourism/creative projects and regional partnerships,” Cr Swenson said.

“Anyone who wants to develop a creative arts project is invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.”

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said investing in creative and cultural experiences through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) strengthened regional communities, boosted cultural tourism, and enhanced the quality of life in rural and remote towns and cities.

“RADF is a unique partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

“The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in 2018-19 in partnership with 58 councils statewide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities.”

Since its inception in 2001, Logan City Council has conducted 42 funding rounds.

Almost $74,000 in funding was allocated towards 12 creative projects in 2018.

All applicants are required to have an active Australian Business Number and must contact the RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting their grant application.

The officer can be contacted on 3412 5426 or by emailing radf@logan.qld.gov.au

Hear from arts professionals who have developed their creative ideas with RADF support at Logan Art Gallery on Saturday, February 2 from 2pm to 4pm.

Anyone new to grant writing, or needing to brush up their skills, is also invited to a grant writing intensive at Logan Central Library on Friday, February 8 from 10am to 11.30am.

More information about the grant application process and the grant writing workshop is available at logan.qld.gov.au/radf