Meet Your Advisors

Our Regional Arts Fund advisors are located across the state. You are able to discuss your project by making a booking.

Malcolm Sanders
is the Acting Director of Regional Partnerships. Mal has a background in theatre and youth arts education and has worked in the small to medium arts sector in Melbourne and Geelong for nearly 20 years. Mal has a broad experience in governance, arts management, and planning. Malcolm currently lives on Wadawurrung country in Central Victoria.

Jo Grant is the Manager of the South West and her work supports the South West Creative Industries Strategy. She is a strong advocate for recognition of arts across the region and works with community, and alongside all tiers of government, to broker support and provide advice, opportunities and skills development for artists and organisations. Jo has a Master of Visual arts and a background in tertiary teaching and project management. Jo lives and works on Peek Whurrong Country in the Gunditjmara nation.

Loraine Little is an experienced arts manager with a strong regional community arts development focus. She’s previously worked at the Victorian College of the Arts, St Martins Youth Arts and Next Wave. Loraine lives on Dja Dja Wurrung country and works on Wemba Wemba / Wadi Wadi country in North West Victoria.

Tim Dakin has a BA in Performance studies and 30 years working in community development and the arts having worked with young people, Disabled artists, and mental health initiatives. Tim lives and works on Gunai Kurnai Country in Gippsland.

Contact a funding Advisor
To book a time to talk to an Advisor, please click here