List of Successful Applicants - Renewal

Float Incorporated
Lake Tyers Beach
FLOAT AIR @ GIPPSLAND LAKES - an arts residency trail on the Gippsland Lakes
FLOAT Artists In Residence (AIR) will build on the success of East Gippsland's floating art studio, FLOAT, an established residence moored on Lake Tyers that has been hosting artists since 2018. This project will establish a network of artist-ready venues across the Gippsland Lakes. Over three years Float Incorporated will plan, build partnerships, develop and then launch multiple venues in the region to be utilised as artists-in-residence spaces. The FLOAT AIR arts trail will operate as a social enterprise that grows creative and experiential tourism opportunities for local artists.

Arts Mildura
Borders - Regenerating creative practices along the Murray River
Arts Mildura will deliver Borders, a creative inquiry into vitalising people and place, which will explore the relationship between creative, cross border communities in Victoria and New South Wales along the Murray River. Artists from regional Victoria and NSW will explore the impacts of COVID-19 border closures on their communities. Reinstating the value of rivers as meetings places and ecologies, the Borders team will foster an environment aimed at renewing creative practices in the regions. Unfolding across four communities (Albury/Wodonga, Echuca/Moama, Swan Hill region and Mildura) arts organisations will join to engage regional artists from both sides of the border.

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) - Shepparton and Bendigo
Shepparton and Bendigo
Out of the Box - Intercultural Regional Arts Network
Funding will support the development of Out of the Box, a new intercultural arts network to connect cultural workers and artists of colour in Shepparton, Bendigo and online. This network will enable these artists to demonstrate diverse forms of cultural production and will build skills, knowledge and opportunities that reflects a contemporary, multicultural vision for regional Victoria. Funding will allow a Cultural Facilitator to work across partnerships with young digital content producers, accessing platforms for sharing content online. Out of the Box will renew confidence, build sustainability for regional artists of colour, and develop new models of learning and practice.

Horsham Rural City Council
People, Projects, Place - a creative boost for the Wotjobaluk Nations
People, Projects, Place will support the peoples of the Wotjobaluk Nations, to achieve their cultural and creative ambitions working with the Barengi Gadjin Land Council. The project will strengthen partnerships, addressing the impacts of COVID-19, experienced by First Nations people. Funding will support new creative networks, services and skill development for Traditional Owner artists improving cross cultural knowledge, and awareness for non-Indigenous partners. This will become a bridge between First Nations people and local Council and artists/arts groups. Horsham Council will provide mentoring, including the provision of a network of creative professionals to collaborate when invited supporting the Indigenous community.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
Maar Nation Gallery & Cultural Engagement
Funding will support the employment of a Curator of Cultural Engagement at the Maar Nation Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery to implement programs, exhibitions and workshops. This role will engage with the community, connecting them to Aboriginal-led exhibitions and activations that are safe and accessible, inspiring people to visit, boosting business participation and engagement. Working with the established Maar Nation Steering Committee of Aboriginal Elders and Cultural leaders, and Gallery staff, the Curator will build meaningful connections with Traditional Owners Groups and communities to optimise the use of the Maar Nation Gallery space responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.