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13 October 2015

Dookie transformed a quarry into an open-air arts venue, Natimuk turned a nature strip into a community arts space and Neerim South created a giant new sculpture to mark the town entrance – and now, six new towns will be transformed by creativity following the return of the Small Town Transformations program.

Managed by Regional Arts Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government, the Small Town Transformations program invites small towns across the state to embark on an ambitious creative project that will bring the community together with professional artists and create a lasting legacy.

Expressions of interest from towns will open on Monday 9 November 2015 and close on Friday 5 February 2016.

Regional Arts Victoria will host information sessions and workshops across the state for communities interested in taking part.

The program offers $350,000 each for the six strongest creative proposals that will deliver cultural, social and economic benefits to their town. Projects can use a wide range of creative forms, from design to performance, game development, film-making and visual arts.

The program is now open to towns with a population of 2,000 people or less, so more than 310 towns will be eligible.

Visit the website for details