This national biennial conference is the largest arts gathering in Australia, taking place in Dubbo across 27-30 October 2016. You can read more about ARTLANDS DUBBO here at

Regional Arts Victoria, on behalf of the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund and Creative Victoria, is offering a travel grant to assist with the cost of registration, as well as other associated travel costs. Mount Alexander Shire has also contributed additional funding specifically in their communities to attend ARTLANDS.

The travel grant will be valued at $1,000 to be allocated towards the cost of registration, travel and/or accommodation. The total pool of funds is limited.

Eligibility and selection process

This funding is available to regionally-based Victorians who would otherwise be unable to attend ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. Applicants must reside in Victorian post codes classified as regional or remote according to the Modified Monash Model (i.e. not MMM1).

The selection process will reflect priorities such as inclusion of Indigenous and young practitioners; ensuring cultural and geographic diversity; supporting those who lack the financial means to attend; supporting the attendance of confirmed presenters; and the professional impact of attendance for the applicant. Please note that all government workers are ineligible to apply for this grant.

People with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require accessibility support for the conference please contact the ARTLANDS Coordinator: (02) 9270 2509 or

Applications are now open and close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 26 July.

How to apply

Apply online via SmartyGrants.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Hamilton, Cultural Partnerships Coordinator, on (03) 9644 1813, or email

Successful applicants:

  • Will be notified on Friday 29 July by email
  • Will need to send Regional Arts Victoria an invoice by Friday 5 August for payment of approved grant amount
  • Will receive funds within ten working days of receipt of invoice
  • Will need to submit an acquittal report by Wednesday 30 November

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