6 October 2016
We've just launched a new program that will support regional Victorian communities to attract the best performances and live events to their towns.
The Small Regional Presenters program offers grants to regional arts presenters - including not for profit arts groups and societies, venues and local councils - to support the presentation of professional arts events and experiences in their communities.
Grants of between $1,000 to $15,000 will be available to support the presentation of a single show or live event, a series of shows or an annual program.
Small Regional Presenters builds on the touring support already offered through our Touring Victoria, Music Works, Major Touring and VicArts Grants programs which provide support to Victorian arts companies and producers to embark on regional tours. This new program focuses on the other end of the touring cycle by supporting regionally-based arts groups and venues to attract shows to their area.
Funding will be offered through three grant rounds in 2016-17. Applications to the first round of the Small Regional Presenters program close 5pm, Wednesday 16 November 2016, for shows taking place from 31 January 2017 onwards. Community presenters seeking to apply must be members of Regional Arts Victoria.