$105,148 announced for regional artists & communities in Victoria

Posted in Communities on 28/Jul/2015 12:40

Minister for the Arts Senator George Brandis QC has announced a total of $105,148 of funding for grants projects in regional and rural communities across Victoria. Eleven projects have been funded through the Australian Government’s highly competitive Regional Arts Fund, delivered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.


Director of Regional Arts Victoria, Esther Anatolitis said, “This is an impressive range of projects that reflect the depth and the diversity of artistic practice throughout Victoria. This Regional Arts Fund round supports new work across fashion, film, song, theatre, circus, craft and beyond. From Indigenous stories through colonial history to popular culture, this Regional Arts Fund round supports contemporary practice as well as artist-led developments in unexpected places. Regional Arts Victoria is proud to partner with the Australian Government on this vital program. We thank all the applicants as well as our independent panel for their commitment to this Fund.”
Successful applicants in Round 1, 2015 include:

  • Monkey Heads West – Castlemaine
  • Shearwater Short Tales – Phillip Island and Mallacoota
  • The Rail School 100 Years Night Screening Celebration – Nyah West

View the full list and description of all Regional Arts Fund Round 1, 2015 recipients

The Regional Arts Fund is one way the Australian Government supports regional artists and arts organisations to develop their artistic practice and produce works and experiences to benefit their local communities.

The Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in communities across regional, remote and very remote Australia. Funding is targeted at activities that will have long-term cultural, economic and social benefits for individuals and communities through the development of partnerships and cultural networks. It provides artists with professional development and employment opportunities, and supports arts and community development projects that provide regional communities with the opportunity to access and participate in cultural activities.

The Regional Arts Fund has an emphasis on building capacity in youth, disadvantaged, very remote or Indigenous communities. The Regional Arts Fund is administered on behalf of the Australian Government by Regional Arts Australia and its member organisations.
There are two Regional Arts Fund rounds per year. Applications for Round 2, 2015 close on 17 August 2015.

Image: Permewans A Wake 2015, Old Jack Crogger by Trevor Flinn. Photo by Jo Grant

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund program supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia

2015 Permewans A Wake photo by Jo Grant