RAV offers membership and insurance for Victorian creative businesses

Media Release

A new program of support will be offered to small creative organisations and businesses from 16 July this year. Regional Arts Victoria will be expanding its membership offering, which provides heavily discounted liability and volunteer workers cover amongst other benefits, to include all small creative and arts organisations across the State. 

“The Board of Regional Arts Victoria reflected on changes in regionally based creative organisations such as open studios networks, music ensembles, artist run initiatives and collectives.

These organisations were previously ineligible for Regional Arts Victoria membership, but they are important to the regional arts sector and contribute enormously to our communities. We wanted to address these changes while also recognising the cost of insurance increasing and the nature of creative collaborations. The proposal to change membership eligibility was unanimously supported by our current members.”

Board Chair, Sue Hunt AM

Regional Arts Victoria is one of only a handful of creative not-for-profit organisations that provides a master insurance policy scheme to artists and creative organisations. The program allows access to three insurance policies that are essential, but would likely be out of financial reach, for many of their members. Other member benefits include access to an extensive funding database and support, professional development and networks through Regional Arts Victoria programs and staff.

A full description of the Regional Arts Victoria membership program is available here.


Media Contact:  
Kate Gerritsen, Director, Communications and Engagement | [email protected] 

Photograph: Rhiannon Poley

Posted: 13 June 2024