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Smart arts: funding applications now open

Published: 25 September 2018

Smart arts: funding applications now open

The City of Logan has launched its Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant to assist creative industries.

City Lifestyle and Community Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said applications for the current funding round would close at 11.45pm on October 15.

“The purpose of the RADF Program is to support professional and emerging professional artists and arts workers to practise their art,” he said.

“This partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council supports the mutual development of professional artists and arts workers in the Logan community.”

Cr Swenson said arts professionals from dance, music, design, museum heritage, new media, visual arts, writing and theatre were encouraged to apply.

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,” she said.

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

Individuals, groups and organisations can apply for one-off grants up to a maximum of $8,000 per project.

All applicants must have an active Australian Business Number and contact Logan City Council’s RADF Liaison Officer by calling 3412 5426 or emailing radf@logan.qld.gov.au prior to submitting their grant application.

Applications must be submitted online and before applying applicants must read the Guidelines for Applicants 2018-19 available at logan.qld.gov.au

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.