AGM and Member Celebration heads to Stratford

Regional Arts Victoria invites you to our AGM and Member Celebration in Stratford on May 25, 2019.

Alongside our AGM, the event will feature a special one-day forum on the role of arts in community recovery. In the face of industry closure and natural disasters, what role has the arts played in recovery efforts in the La Trobe Valley and wider Gippsland? And what can we learn from them and other regions in Victoria and Australia?

Our forum speakers for the event include Alex Wisser from the Cementa Festival in Kandos; Gavin Roberts from the Stratford Courthouse Theatre; and Bruce Esplin AM, former Emergency Services Commission and Chair of Regional Arts Victoria, with more to be announced.

Event Details

Regional Arts Victoria 2019 AGM and Member Celebration
Stratford Courthouse Theatre 
66 Princes Highway Stratford
Saturday 25 May 2019
10.00am (morning tea on arrival for 11.00am start) - 5.30pm
Free to attend but bookings essential
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

Please complete the short booking form to RSVP, indicating any access or dietary requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a Regional Arts Victoria Member-only event. Not a Member?Sign-up here.

For further information and/or assistance, please contact Rowena Hutson at enquiry@rav.net.au or on 03 9644 1800.

Support to Attend

Regional Arts Victoria is pleased to be able to offer a small number of $200 Travel Subsidies to assist Members to attend. The subsidy is available to regionally-based Victorian Members.

Expressions of Interest for the Travel Subsidy are now closed.

Quest Sale are also offering discounts for anyone booking on the weekend of the event. Simply mention Regional Arts Victoria to access reduced booking rates.

We look forward to seeing you in Stratford.

RSVP

FORMAL BITS

Download the Annual General Meeting Agenda, 2018 Minutes and Proxy for here.

EVENT PROGRAM

Download the event program here.

10.00am

Registration & Morning Tea

11.00am

Welcome to Country
Ray Thomas |  Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation 

11.10am

Welcome from Wellington Shire
Mayor Alan Hall

11.15am

Keynote Address: After industry – the place of contemporary arts in rural transformation
Alex Wisser | Creative Director – Cementa Festival 

11.35am

Welcome to the Courthouse Theatre
Gavin Roberts | Courthouse Theatre, Stratford

11.50am

Panel Session: Industry, Culture, Community, Environment
Alex Wisser | Creative Director – Cementa Festival
Josephine Jakobi | Artist – Float
Ray Thomas |  Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
Gavin Roberts | Courthouse Theatre, Stratford

Facilitated by Joe Toohey | Executive Director (CEO) – Regional Arts Victoria 

12.30pm 

Lunch

1.30pm

Performance Excerpt: Toil and Trouble
Performed by Groundwork Youth Theatre
Followed by a panel session featuring the performing artists

2.30pm

Special Announcement
A new opportunity for Gippsland artists

2.45pm

Regional Arts Victoria Annual General Meeting
Bruce Esplin AM | Chair – Regional Arts Victoria 

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea 

3.45pm

Documentary Screening: Forged from Fire
The Making of the Blacksmiths’ Tree 

4.45pm

Panel Session: 10 Years On

Andrew Garton | Director, Forged from Fire
Kareen Anchen | Printmaker, Cascade Print Room and Art Gallery
Lee McGill | Glassmaker, Glass Tales Whittlesea
Tim Peel | Jeweller, Silvermist Studio

Facilitated by Scotia Monkivitch | Executive Office – Creative Recovery Network 

5.30pm

Close and final comments

Regional Arts Victoria invites you to our AGM and Member Celebration in Stratford on May 25, 2019

Book Online

25th May 2019

Booking info: RSVP Please complete the short booking form to RSVP by Monday 20 May, indicating any access or dietary requirements.
  • Tour Map
  • Event Dates
Date Venue Location More info
25th May 2019 Stratford Courthouse 66 Princes Highway, Stratford, 3862