Update for Regional Artists and Arts Organisations in Response to Covid-19

Posted in Communities on 26/Feb/2021 09:00

26 FEBRUARY, 2021

Updated Restrictions

  • Attached are the updated restrictions as of 11.59pm this evening. Changes are highlighted and include:You can read the Premier’s Statement here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victoria-return-covidsafe-settings
    • Relaxations around mask wearing
    • Increases to office capacity to 75% of workforce
    • Increases in capacity limits for seated indoor entertainment venues to 75 per cent of seated capacity for a maximum of 1000 per space
    • Increases in non-seated indoor entertainment venues such as galleries of up to 50 per cent total capacity with maximum patron cap of 1000 people per space.

You can also now access our previous list of updates here: http://www.rav.net.au/news/communities/update-for-regional-artists-and-arts-organisations-in-response-to-covid-19

24 FEBRUARY, 2021

Funding opportunities         

Support programs

17 FEBRUARY, 2021


  • The Statewide lockdown will be lifted at 11.59pm this evening (Wednesday, February 17), though a few restrictions remain in place:
    • Masks are to be worn indoors (mandatory) and outdoors where ‘ you can’t physically distance from others’ unless a lawful exemption applies
    • No more than no more than five visitors to your home per day, and limited public gatherings with friends and family to 20
    • Community facilities, entertainment venues and all other public places can return with some additional crowd size/density limits – see more information here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuYrkybVoAM4_Dg?format=jpg&name=4096x4096. Changes from Feb 12 settings are highlighted and for entertainment venues include:You can read the Premier’s Statement here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-premier-86
      • Seated entertainment venues (indoors and outdoors): for indoor spaces, the patron cap is 50% of seated capacity for a maximum of 300 per space
      • Cinemas: 50% of seated capacity up to a maximum of 300 per indoor space
      • Indoor non-seated venues such as galleries: up 50% of total capacity up to a maximum of 300 per space
    • Offices can return at 50% capacity limits, as was the setting at February 12

Professional development

Funding opportunities – deadline extended

Funding opportunities – new

12 FEBRUARY, 2021

Restrictions in Victoria

As you will no doubt have heard by now, Victoria will enter a five-day lockdown from 11.59pm this evening. A couple of quick things to share for your information:

A reminder of the health resources available, summarised by Creative Victoria: https://creative.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

5 FEBRUARY, 2021

Restrictions in Victoria

  • Some restrictions in Victoria as of Thursday have been reintroduced, namely:
    • Face masks must be worn when in indoor spaces (other than private residences), on public transport, and in commercial passenger vehicles, apart from when eating or drinking, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.
    • The 75% 'return to work' cap in both public and private sectors scheduled for Monday 8 February has been paused and the current cap of 50% will remain in place.
    • The limit on the number of people gathering in a household is reduced from 30 to 15, meaning the household members plus 15 visitors (excluding children under 12 months of age). 
    • For more information, head here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-summer
    • If you haven’t already, you can use the Victorian Government QR Code Service to assist with tracing – read more here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-government-qr-code-service

 Other opportunities and funding

 You can also now access our previous list of updates here: http://www.rav.net.au/news/communities/update-for-regional-artists-and-arts-organisations-in-response-to-covid-19

22 JANUARY, 2021

Regional Arts Victoria opportunities

  • The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government Program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. It meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts; and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. Applications are now open: http://www.rav.net.au/funding-opportunities/regional-arts-fund/

 Restrictions in Victoria

 Other opportunities and funding

  • A range of opportunities are coming online through our national body Regional Arts Australia in the coming month, including a Fellowship program and Regional Assembly, an artist-led online studio program connecting cultural practitioners working in regional and remote geographies. Read about them here: https://mailchi.mp/regionalarts/at-the-dawn-of-2021?e=ba3a2e3752
  • AMAGA:

 Regional Victoria

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