Regional Partnerships

Regional Arts Victoria’s regional staff are our key arts supporters. Based in pivotal regional locations across the state, they work closely with artists, communities and local government. This passionate team of experts facilitate new work, keep their communities informed of key arts opportunities and development, as well as supporting arts policy development, and supporting all artists and arts organisations across the state.

Our Regional Managers are supported by the special long-term collaborative investment of the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, local government and Creative Victoria.

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.


Jo Grant,  Manager South West
Monday – Friday
Mob: 0448 500 608
Email: [email protected]

Great South Coast Partnership including: Corangamite Shire Council, Warrnambool City Council, Southern Grampians Shire Council, Moyne Shire Council and Glenelg Shire Council

Advising Regional Arts Fund applicants in Great South Coast partnership shires as well as Northern Grampians, Surf Coast, Queenscliffe and Colac Otway Shires.


Loraine Little, Manager Swan Hill/Gannawarra
Monday – Thursday
Mob: 0476 353 856
Email: [email protected]

Swan Hill Rural City Council and Gannawarra Shire Council Partnership

Advising Regional Arts Fund applicants in Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Loddon, Horsham, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera, Buloke, Yarriambiack, Bendigo, Campaspe and Mildura Shires.


Tim Dakin, Manager Wellington
Monday – Friday
Mob: 0428 403 386
Email: [email protected]

Wellington Shire Council Partnership

Advising Regional Arts Fund applicants in Wellington, East Gippsland, Latrobe, Baw Baw, South Gippsland and Bass Coast Shires.


Kellie Sutherland, Community Engagement Manager – Step Up Program
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mob: 0459 257 637
Email: ksuther[email protected]

Step Up Program is funded by the Victorian Department of Health.