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Our Work in Communities


Our staff based in Victorian communities support the development and advocacy of the regional arts sector. They work closely with artists, organisations and local government, facilitating connections and support to projects, policies and visibility of the arts in our communities. As part of this work we also facilitate arts recovery, networking and mentoring.

Since 2009, Regional Arts Victoria has continued to be a trusted partner in delivering creative prevention and recovery programs that assist artists and communities to prepare and re-emerge following disaster. We ensure that artist-led responses have access to targeted resources and on-the-ground support.

We have played an integral collaborative role in providing advice, connections and advocacy to other agencies working to support recovery in impacted communities.

Regional Staff

Malcolm Sanders, Senior Manager, Regional Partnerships
Monday – Friday
Mob: 0412 459 471
Email: [email protected]

Advising Regional Arts Fund applicants in Ballarat, Macedon Ranges, Ararat, Central Goldfields, Golden Plains, Mt Alexander, Pyrenees, Hepburn, and Mooroobool Shires.

Angela Frost, Manager, North West Regional Partnerships
Tuesday-Friday
Mob: 0476 353 856
Email: [email protected]

Angela is a multi-award winning artist and community collaborator. She has worked within the realms of community cultural development, theatre, cultural ceremony, festivals and arts centre management in collaboration with over 35 First Nations communities. Alongside change makers, artists, young people, and Elders, she has delivered projects throughout VIC, NSW, TAS, and the NT and created over 40 new theatre works. More recently she worked with an incredible cohort of Swan Hill’s First Nations Elders and young people to create The Marruk Project, a collective using the performing arts to reclaim, celebrate, and share Indigenous culture to create deep, lasting change for the whole community.

Stacie Bobele, Manager, Making Change
Monday – Thursday
Mob: 0435 045 568
Email: [email protected]

Stacie is an experienced arts and communications manager, with almost 20 years’ experience in local government, higher education and the arts industry.   Her relocation to the rich coastal offerings of Wadawurrung Country in the early 2000s has resulted in incredible relationships and involvement with a number of arts and community projects there. With experience in curatorial practice and arts administration, she is keenly aware of the importance of art’s role in the creation of identity and a sense of belonging within a community.  In her new role as Manager, Making Change, she is looking forward to bringing together the arts communities of five municipalities and delivering a shared vision for all creatives of the G21 region.

Advising applicants in the G21 Region – Geelong, Surf Coast, Queenscliffe, Golden Plains, Colac/Otway

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Current
Creative Recovery
Gippsland
Projects

Creative Recovery – Gippsland

Creative Recovery in East Gippsland in 2023 is an extension of our previous work in the region following the 2019/2020 bushfires.
Current
G21 Region

Making Change: Creative Industries Strategy 2021-2026

Regional Arts Victoria is working across creative communities in the G21 region – City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Queenscliff and Bellarine, Colac Otways and Golden Plains – to deliver the first stage of the Making Change: Creative Industries Strategy 2021-2026.
Current
Creative Learning
Gippsland

Future Reset – Gippsland

A Vic Health initiative, Future Reset: Young People, Arts and Mental Wellbeing will engage nine organisations to create events, installations and other creative projects across 2023 and 2024 to enhance mental wellbeing through art and creativity – with young regional creatives leading the way!
Current
South West

South West Creative Industries Strategy

What It Means: A Creative Industries Strategy for South West Victoria.
Current
Creative Learning
North East

Parallel Wilds

Parallel Wilds is a short residency program designed by Northeast Victorian artist Craig Dent to engage students in years 4-5 from Carragarmungee and Milawa primary schools across Term Two, 2023.
Current
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

RAV in Residence

RAV in Residence is a partnership between Regional Arts Victoria and RAV Member Organisations or regional Local Government Authorities, providing the opportunity for local creatives to book a one-on-one conversation with Regional Arts Victoria staff, and the delivery of creative networking offerings in communities.
Past
Statewide Initiatives
Past
Statewide Initiatives

Victoria Together Festival Commission

In 2020-2021, Regional Arts Victoria partnered with Victoria Together to commission eight regional arts festivals across the state to create or adapt work from their events into a digital format hosted by Victoria Together.
Past
Gippsland
North East

Step Up Program

To continue addressing the far-reaching impacts of the 2019–20 bushfire season, Regional Arts Victoria delivered the Step Up program to support the social recovery of disaster impacted communities through arts and cultural activation.
Past
Gippsland
North East

Creative Recovery 2020-2021

After the devastating Victorian fires over the Summer of 2019/2020, Regional Arts Victoria received funding from Creative Victoria and Bushfire Recovery Victoria to undertake creative recovery activities.
Past
South West

Creative Leaders Program

This program saw 24 school-aged artists in South West Victoria matched with industry mentors, who worked with them to explore pathways to an arts career.
Past
Central Vic

Circus Active

Our Circus Active partnership program looked at the efficacy of circus-based arts programs to increase physical activity amongst adolescents.
Past
Gippsland
North East

Student Voices for Recovery

Student Voice for Recovery was a student-led bushfire recovery program providing student recovery, wellbeing and connection opportunities.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

Creative Workers in Schools

Creative Workers in Schools saw 150 creative industry workers undertake a six-month residency program in Victorian government and special schools.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

2009 Bushfires Anniversary

We administered the funding for creative arts projects that reflected the experiences of local communities directly affected by the 2009 bushfires.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West

Creative Recovery Program

The Creative Recovery Program saw Creative Arts Recovery Facilitators placed in three key areas across the State in response to the 2014 bushfires.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

Regional Vic Living Expo

Learn more about the history of Regional Arts Victoria’s Regional Living Expo, which saw us presents a diverse array of artists from across the state.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

Creative Leadership Program

Investing in our leaders of tomorrow, the Creative Leadership Program led 12 regional emerging arts leaders through a nine-day intensive.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

Eco-Cubby

Celebrating children as designers of sustainable architecture, Eco-Cubby supported them to develop an Eco-Cubby project for their own community.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

Home Is Where The Hall Is

Over an eight year period, Home Is Where The Hall Is saw hundreds of community led projects in regional Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

Small Town Transformations

Small Town Transformations encouraged Victorian communities to think big about how art can transform their town.
Past
Central Vic
Gippsland
North East
North West
South West

Illuminated By Fire

Working across Victoria, Illuminated by Fire celebrated the places we care about and the story and role of fire within those places.