Arts Connect was a series of one-day professional development events fostering skills and collaboration between regionally-based artists and organisations, strengthening local creative leadership and building stronger connections for creative people in regional Victoria.
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Through Arts Connect, Regional Arts Victoria has delivered 11 targeted professional development workshops in nine regional shires between 2017-2019. The series attracted 445 regional audience members and employed 55 creative practitioners or cultural leaders during this time, most of whom were regionally-based.
The Arts Connect series also engaged a further 124 participants at various events and on line by contributing funds to:
- Ballarat Arts Gallery Guides Conference;
- Express Media’s Toolkits: Live! Program;
- Skill Up! Arts Law presented by the City of Ballarat, with support from The Art Gallery of Ballarat;
- Creative Recovery Lab presented by Creative Recovery Network;
Arts Connect was delivered by Regional Arts Victoria and supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund. Partnership support also came from Local Government Authorities and Regional Arts Victoria’s members, and the series followed on from Regional Arts Victoria’s Regional Cultural Forums that ran between 2012-2016.