Redland City Council funds six art projects with RADF grants

FUNDS: Historian Elisabeth Gondwe is one of the recipients of a RADF grant and received $9000 for the "Getting Equal" exhibition.

FUNDS: Historian Elisabeth Gondwe is one of the recipients of a RADF grant and received $9000 for the "Getting Equal" exhibition.

Redland City Council has awarded grants for six local art projects through round one of the 2020-2021 Regional Arts Development Fund.

Mayor Karen Williams said the successful grant recipients would undertake projects which creatively explored stories of people and place in Redlands Coast.

"Our stories have the power to teach, entertain and inspire and the successful projects will be expressed through a range of media including painting, performance, digital media, photography and videography," she said.

The RADF provides grants of up to $10,000 for professional and emerging artists based in Redland City.

Recipients of 2020-2021 RADF grants:

  • Adam Robinson - $10,000 for IndigiLedger Artist Workshops: Indigenous artists, enterprises and traditional owners will be consulted to ensure their cultural and commercial concerns are addressed when protecting Indigenous art from piracy.
  • Jo Ariel - $9840 for SMBI's Creative Magic: This project will examine how and why artists' island homes enhance artistic motivations and passions.
  • Elisabeth Gondwe - $9000 for "Getting Equal" exhibition: A digital media artist will provide graphic design and digital production of the Getting Equal exhibition which tells the story of Quandamooka workers in the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum getting equal pay in 1944.
  • Mercedes Sepulveda - $3100 for Finishing Touches (aka My Artistic Brooch): A group of elders at Prins Willem Alexander Lodge will engage in a therapeutic art experience which will result in an exhibition of paintings.
  • Goompi Give and Grow Ltd - $9966 for Connection to Quandamooka Country Across Generations: This photography and videography project will share the stories of connection to country of Quandamooka people through the eyes of the young and old.
  • Julie Larson - $9953 for Running Wild Performing Arts Showcase: This project will facilitate the delivery of a youth performing arts program on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

Council is calling for applications for RADF Professional Development (or Quick Response) funding of up to $2000 for individuals and up to $4000 for groups.

Applications open on November 6 and close on November 22.

For more information, including how to apply for grants, visit redland.qld.gov.au/RADF