Name of grant
Community Development and Capacity Building Grants.
Value of Council funding received
How have you used your grant funding? What have you been able to achieve and how does this benefit the community?
NFNC conducted three workshops with the LGBTIQ community and artist Karl de Waal to develop and create a public artwork celebrating the contribution, culture and experience of LGBTIQ people in Brisbane.
The symbolic three metre tall artwork is made of ceramic tiles and features a bold colourful rainbow breaking free of a traditional closet (wardrobe). One of the closest doors features an engaging and educational component - a backlit panel containing words relevant to LGBTIQ people. The artwork commemorates the local LGBTIQ community, and aims to enhance the visibility and social inclusion of the Queer community.
It is the first public sculpture in Queensland celebrating the LGBTIQ community and has become a landmark in the community fostering acceptance and inclusion.
What advice do you have for other applicants who are applying for a Council grant?
Involving the whole community in this project was extremely rewarding and gave the final sculpture relevance. Council were active and respectful participants in the process and the whole project has been very positive.