$106,287 announced for regional artists and communities in Victoria

Posted in Creative Communities on 04/Jul/2017 03:10

Eight projects in Victoria have received $106,287 in funding through the Australian Government’s highly competitive Regional Arts Fund, delivered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

Director of Partnerships at Regional Arts Victoria Liz Zito said, “This is an impressive range of projects that reflects the depth and the diversity of artistic practice throughout Victoria. This Regional Arts Fund round supports new work across visual arts, circus and theatre. It supports a range of collaborations and residencies involving artists and communities across the state. Regional Arts Victoria is proud to partner with the Australian Government on this program, and we thank the applicants, as well as our independent panel, for their commitment to this vital fund.”

Successful applicants in Round 1, 2017 include:

  • ACT Natimuk – Natimuk
    A collaboration between physical theatre group Asking for Trouble, the Wimmera Women's Circus and local youth gymnasts, Possible Not explores our beliefs of what is possible and our perceived boundaries using circus as a symbol/metaphor for human potential. The results of a series of workshops will form a series of staged street shows and a 20 minute performance to be presented at the 2017 Nati Frinj Biennale.
  • Gallery Kaiela Inc – Shepparton
    DISCOVERING - Beads of Culture will uncover practitioners of the traditional cultural beading skills of the many cultural groups who live within the Goulburn Valley Region. Women and men from these communities will come together in a series of hands-on workshops to share, rediscover and reinterpret traditional bead making, sewing, threading and use.
  • GRAIN Inc – Nathalia
    WILD Flowers will be a broad ranging series of community development arts workshops, led by community artist Eliza-Jane Gilchrist who will engage with, mentor and learn from the Nathalia Wildflower Group and local artists during an artist residency in Nathalia. The project will promote education about conservation through creative sculptural interpretation of local flora using recycled materials and will also enhance the community engagement capacities of local artists and organisations.

Please find a full list and description of all recipients here.

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. The fund meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in and access to the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia. In Victoria, the Regional Arts Fund is administered by Regional Arts Victoria according to the objectives and general eligibility determined by the Australian Government.

There are two funding rounds per year. Visit www.rav.net.au/funding-opportunities/regional-arts-fund for further details.

Eight projects in Victoria have received $106,287 in funding through the Australian Government’s highly competitive Regional Arts Fund, delivered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

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