Arts Grants Announced to Commemorate 2009 Victorian Bushfires

Posted in Funding on 05/Sep/2018 00:38

Regional Arts Victoria will administer community arts grants on behalf of the Victorian Government to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Under the Community Arts Grants Program funding of up to $8,000 per local government area will be available for creative projects that reflect the experiences of local communities. The program will be available to the 21 local government areas directly affected by the 2009 Bushfires.

Regional Arts Victoria CEO Joe Toohey said that this program will assist impacted communities to deliver locally relevant projects.

“Regional Arts Victoria will work alongside artists and their communities, ensuring each has an opportunity to define how they reflect on their experiences of the 2009 bushfires,” Joe said.

The 21 local government areas that will take part in the Community Arts Grants Program include:

  • Alpine Shire Council
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • City of Casey
  • Corangamite Shire
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • Horsham Rural City Council
  • Indigo Shire Council
  • Latrobe City Council
  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council 
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Mount Alexander Shire Council
  • Murrindindi Shire Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Shire of South Gippsland
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council
  • Rural City of Wangaratta
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Whittlesea Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

Applications for the Community Arts Grants Program will open mid October 2018 and close on 31 January 2019. Applicants will be invited to work closely with Regional Arts Victoria’s Recovery Facilitator for guidance and support in developing their application. More information about opening dates and application criteria will be made available in the coming weeks on the Regional Arts Victoria website.

To register your interest in the Community Arts Grants Program, please contact Regional Arts Victoria at enquiry@rav.net.au or on 03 9644 1800.

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Regional Arts Victoria will administer community arts grants on behalf of the Victorian Government to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.