6 July 2017
Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) has received the Award for the Arts and musician Mike Brady AM has been named Victorian of the Year at the 2017 Victoria Day Awards.
RAV's Executive Director and CEO Joe Toohey attributed the accolade not only to the hard work of his team but to the thousands of artists, organisations and volunteers who contribute to the arts in regional Victoria.
Mike Brady AM is behind sporting classics Up There Cazaly and One Day in September and has created popular jingles for the likes of Hard Yakka and AAMI. In 2014 he released an album about his Irish heritage, Bloodlines.
The Victoria Day Awards celebrate Victoria's foundation at the time of separation from New South Wales on 1 July 1851. The awards aim to reward and encourage Victorians in the areas of community and public service.