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Grant supports stars to end violence


Thousands of woven stars will sparkle in the Redlands thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) towards a series of community weaving workshops by Birkdale weaver and artist Maryann Talia Pau.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams said the woven stars were symbols of solidarity, light and courage to end all forms of violence and were part of a project called 1 Million Stars to End Violence, with the goal of one million stars to feature in an installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

“Residents are encouraged to join the workshops and learn to weave cross-fold stars from ribbon, with their handiwork to form part of installations at the Redland Art Gallery this year, the Redlands Performing Arts Centre next year and the major installation on the Gold Coast in 2018,” she said.

“The weaving workshops are one of nine projects in the Redlands to share in almost $80,000 of RADF grants, with a sound sculpture at Redlands Museum, a debut demo CD by teen soprano Leah Lever and training in digital storytelling techniques to capture oral history also supported.”

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 councils, 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.

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

“The revamped RADF program developed in consultation with local councils has opened the way for an expansion of the arts at a local level with public art commissions, access to touring productions and more training opportunities on offer.”

Cr Williams said in addition to funding from RADF, Council provided more than $750,000 in grants and sponsorship every year to help local organisations, community groups and individuals make a difference in the Redlands through events, projects and initiatives that strengthened the community.

“With the Redlands fast becoming an events hotspot, we have an exciting array of festivals and events on the horizon, including sports, arts, music and cultural events that will enrich our city and attract visitors from far and wide,” she said.

“This year, Council will sponsor the 25th anniversary of the Moreton Bay and Offshore Family Fishing Challenge, custom culture events like Retro Eat Boutique Market and GreazeFest, the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival and the Raby Bay Triathlon, to name a few.

“Along with multicultural fairs, boutique markets and iconic sporting events, we are sponsoring a two-day men’s bowls tournament on North Stradbroke Island, the Bayside Blues Festival and Relish Redlands, a fine food and wine festival to be held at Raby Bay Marina.

She said the latest round of grants included funding for conservation projects in Moreton Bay to engage local volunteers to map coral and reef habitat, and research into dolphin populations.

“Council has also supported an outreach program on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, emergency service training camps for young people, and first aid training for members of the Redlands Aero Model Soarers, Cleveland-Thornlands Cricket Club and the Redlands Hockey Association.

“There was also funding for Salt Water Murris, the Old School House Gallery, and Multicap Limited as well as Calisto Park Equestrian Centre, who provide animal therapy and horse riding for those with a disability.”

See the full list of recipients here. Applications for the next round of community grants will open on 18 July and 15 August for sponsorship. The Councillors’ Small Grants program will also reopen next month.

Redland artists receive RADF grants


Projects covering visual arts, writing, music and heritage are among seven projects to receive funding in the latest Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant round from Redland City Council, announced Mayor Karen Williams.

“In this round of funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and Council partnership, the Redlands will see innovative and creative local projects receive $45,753 of funding,” Cr Williams said.

Projects that have received RADF funding in this round include:

1. Treena Christie The Light Haus: To design and develop the concept and guidelines of an architectural limited life pavilion competition. $9,500
2. Josephine Ellis Wild Life Stories Project: To plan and design a program to capture wild life and flora from the Redlands through a multi seasonal calendar. $3,120
3. Tania Davidson Residency Mentorship Program: Emerging Artist in Residence program working with professional artist to develop new media installation. $5,238
4. Tricia Dobson Cleveland BUZZ: working with artists, community and traders to establish a program for Bloomfield St Cleveland. $11,810
5. Donna Cameron Mosquito Woman: Employing an editor and indigenous cultural consultant to develop a novel based on North Stradbroke Island. $3,285
6. Carl Saffigna Italian Immigrants in the Redlands: Collection, preparation of transcripts, writing and editing of a series of oral histories into a book format. $8,300
7. Michael Bulloch Fin Monumental Ephemeral Sculpture: Workshops leading to a construction of a Sculptural work on North Stradbroke Island. $4,500

In addition, local artist Dianne Little has had her RADF project Russell Island Jetty Mosaic selected as one of the key promotional images for the statewide RADF program.

Postcards and posters featuring Dianne Little’s work can be found on both the Redland City Council and Arts Queensland websites.

Cr Williams said Dianne Little’s mosaic project was highly successful, drawing together dozens of island residents in a celebration of local community through a unique artwork.

Postcards and posters featuring Dianne Little’s work can be found on both the Redland City Council and Arts Queensland websites.

Cr Williams said Dianne Little’s mosaic project was highly successful, drawing together dozens of island residents in a celebration of local community through a unique artwork.
“We are very proud to have one of our local artists representing Redland City for the RADF program,” Cr Williams said.

The Russell Island Jetty Mosaic can be viewed at the ferry terminal at Russell Island.
Arts Minister Ros Bates said the Regional Arts Development Fund supports more than 3000 arts and cultural projects each year in communities across the state.

“The Newman Government allocation in 2012-2013 is $2.083 million on top of another
$1.5 million from Queensland councils. This means more than $3.5 million is available for
arts projects across the state,” Ms Bates said

“The Regional Arts Development Fund is a statewide partnership between the Queensland
Government and local councils, and shows our support for local arts and culture.
“Regional Arts Development Fund projects are local projects selected by communities in line
with their cultural priorities.”

Ms Bates said the Regional Arts Development Funding delivered on the Newman
Government’s Arts for all Queenslanders election promise to ensure that all Queenslanders
have access to arts by bringing it to the regions.

For more information on RADF go to www.redland.qld.gov.au.