RAV farewells Tim Dakin, Regional Manager in Gippsland

Tim Dakin has been Regional Arts Victoria’s Regional Manager and Community Development Manager Creative Recovery in Gippsland since 2016.

In that time Tim has been an active member of Creative Gippsland, including facilitation of annual Come and Play in May and artist in residence programs. In the last 4 years he has worked on social recovery planning in the region after the bushfires, supporting hundreds of artists and communities across Gippsland.

Tim’s long-term experience in theatre and community development has seen him successfully support the transition of the Stratford Courthouse Theatre from private management into a key community presenter of local and touring performances.

“I have loved my work with Regional Arts Victoria and being able to work with the community where I live,” said Tim.

“Being originally partnered with Wellington Shire and working with their community wellbeing team gave me such an insight into what was happening in our community and how the arts could play a role in everyday life.

Gippsland is so full of art and creativity and the thing I have enjoyed most is every week discovering a new artist that we hadn’t connected with and watching communities with amazing volunteers creating and doing wonderful things unique to them.

It’s been a privilege to work in Creative Recovery a number of times throughout my role but especially since 2020 when we have been able to support so many artists and communities impacted by the bushfires. I continue to be amazed by their spirit, creativity and passion. Thanks to my wonderful colleague’s at RAV who I have worked with over 7 ½ years. Wonderful people, doing wonderful work.”

We thank Tim for his work and his dedication to the role over many years and wish him well for the next chapter of his work in communities.

For more information about RAVs current work in Gippsland go to: Regional Arts Victoria confirms Gippsland partnerships in 2023 and beyond