$99,052 announced for regional artists and communities in Victoria

Posted in Funding on 27/Jun/2016 14:18

Ten projects in Victoria have received $99,952 in funding 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 exciting range of projects that reflect the depth and the diversity of artistic practice throughout Victoria. This Regional Arts Fund round supports new work across theatre, craft, literature, circus and beyond. With residencies, mentorships and workshops included, this Regional Arts Fund round supports the sustainable development of 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 vital Fund.”

Successful applicants in Round 1, 2016 include:

  • Carnival Electro Live  Castlemaine
    Carnival Electro Live brings together emerging artists and young adult audiences from the Central Goldfields area to celebrate the diversity of subcultures in their region. Artists and athletes will be mentored by professional artists for the creation of two major interactive events combining live arts, digital arts, and sonics. The carnivalesque nights mix contemporary electronica with VJing, acrobatics, choreography, installations and live performance to build two public events based on the themes of Vertigo and Phobia.
  • Art Matters “Tall Story” – Horsham
    A gigantic tale of a person’s power to achieve the seemingly impossible. A person’s unique potential is played out as a pseudo-superhero story, created by the participants and performed in the outdoor arena of the community celebrations in Nhill and Horsham around the International Day of Disability.
  • Love East Gippsland Tapestry – East Gippsland
    Jennifer Sharpe will travel to East Gippsland and over ten workshop days create a tapestry with members from the community based on a gridded map of East Gippsland, weaving a total of 40 squares that will be stitched together to form the finished piece.
  • Please see below for a full list and description of all recipients.

The Regional Arts Fund is the Australian Government program that aims to provide all Australians in regional and remote areas with better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts. 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 offer regional communities the opportunity to access and participate in cultural activities. The Regional Arts Fund has an emphasis on building capacity in youth, disadvantaged, and very remote or Indigenous communities.

There are two funding rounds per year.

For more information on Round 1, 2016 funded projects, please contact:
Jessica Alice
Marketing & Publicity Manager
Regional Arts Victoria
jalice@rav.net.au
(03) 9644 1802

ROUND 1, 2016 SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS
 
Wonthaggi Theatre Group Inc
$6,000                 
Grow Audrey Grow!
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group Inc will stage a scaled down unique performance of Little Shop of Horrors using many puppets. This project will engage the community to make and use of the puppets, learning a range of new skills.
 
Flying Fruit Fly Foundation
$15,000
JUNCTION – A community project at Junction Place, Wodonga
JUNCTION will bring together the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Westmont Aged Care, The Cube Wodonga, Wodonga City Council and local primary schools in regional Victoria. Activating the new public space of Junction Place in Wodonga, the project aligns with the world premiere of the new Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ production JUNK, which will open at The Cube in Wodonga in September 2016.
 
East Gippsland Art Gallery
$3,000
Love East Gippsland Tapestry
Jennifer Sharpe will travel to East Gippsland and over ten workshop days create a tapestry based on a gridded map of East Gippsland with members from the community, weaving a total of 40 squares that will be stitched together to form the finished piece.
 
Ken Evans
$14,825
600 Degrees: 100 Years of Shade
An outdoor nocturnal visual concerto with sculpture, verbatim voice, cello fused with the pitch of fire and the drone of bagpipes, enveloped with the power and exhilaration of a bonfire and fountains of water.
600 degrees, the ignition temperature of wood, looks at the science of fire. 100 Years of Shade is about memory.
 
Poeticas
$1,235
Castlemaine Poetry Festival 2016
A three-day collection of events celebrating verse in all its forms, bringing regional artists together with the local community of writers and lovers of language-based arts. The project will aim to provide exposure for local artists, chances to promote their work, professional development through workshops and most importantly, poetry as inspiration for the general community.
 
Mildura Ballet & Dance Guild Inc.
$6,100
Partnering With Youth
A male dancer will undertake an artist in residence at Mildura Ballet & Dance Guild Inc. The residency will present female dancers with the invaluable opportunity to experience the technical skill set of dancing with a male dancer. The residency will also provide a mentoring program for male dancers, and encourage the community’s male youth to engage in the love of dance.
 
Gannawarra Shire Council
$12,968
Mystic Melodies
A love of music, singing, community and environment will encourage the Kerang Lakes communities to make music together. A two-day music residency will open the project, immersing the musicians and community in the joys of collective music making. Over the following months, music and choir workshops will build the capacity of the community. A final community chorus event on the water’s edge will pass the project baton to the community leaders.
 
Punctum Inc
$12,224
Carnival Electro Live
Carnival Electro Live brings together emerging artists and young adult audiences from the Central Goldfields area to celebrate the diversity of subcultures in their region. Artists and athletes will be mentored by professional artists for the creation of two major interactive events combining live arts, digital arts, and sonics. The carnivalesque nights mix contemporary electronica with VJing, acrobatics, choreography, installations and live performance to build two public events based on the themes of Vertigo and Phobia.

Horsham Rural City Council
$15,000
Art Matters “Tall Story”
A gigantic tale of a person’s power to achieve the seemingly impossible. A person’s unique potential is played out as a pseudo-superhero story, created by the participants and performed in the outdoor arena of the community celebrations in Nhill and Horsham around the International Day of Disability.
 
F.INC East Gippsland Incorporated
$12,700
Far East Froutevilleans
Far East Froutevilleans is an organic circus of art and fruit. A travelling troupe will perform in its hand-stitched, upcycled FabriCabana. Surrounded by Vintage Vans, Flippant Fellows, and Fabaceous folk. Froutevilleans are artists who campaign passionately for local fruit, forests, and not-fossil-fuels. This project will bring the talents of the Fairly Famous (F)route project together in a curated, tourable adventure in circus skills à la fruit, sideshow kinetica, carney tales and duck shooting galleries gone bad.

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Image: Brim silos. Supported by the Regional Arts Fund


Ten projects in Victoria have received $99,952 in funding through the Australian Government’s highly competitive Regional Arts Fund, delivered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria