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Castlemaine State Festival Finale (2013). Photo: Julie Millowick

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    The inaugural Regional Centre for Culture in 2018 will be held in one of Victoria's key regional cultural hubs, encompassing the City of Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander Shire, Central Goldfields Shire and Hepburn Shire.  The Traditional Owners of this land are the Dja Dja Wurrung people and the Taungurung people.

    The Regional Centre for Culture Commission funding round is now closed.  The information below relates to the August 2017 round.

    Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Commissions is a one-off program that will support the development of three significant new works inspired by the designated region as part of the Regional Centre for Culture program in 2018.  Three grants of $260,000 are available.

    For more information about the initiative and the grants program that is available to support local activities by local practitioners, please go to Regional Centre for Culture Grants.

    Funding available

    Three grants of $260,000 are available to develop and present new work as part of the Regional Centre for Culture 2018 program.

    Who can apply

    All applicants must be based in Victoria.

    Applicants to the Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Commissions may be a group of creative practitioners or one or more creative organisations working together.  Any individual creative practitioner or unincorporated group must apply through an auspice organisation.  

    Organisations receiving funding through Creative Victoria's Organisations Investment Program and Major Performing Arts companies in Victoria are eligible to apply.

    Key dates

    The Regional Centre for Culture Commission funding round is now closed.  The round opened on 21 August 2017 via the Creative Victoria Grants Portal and closed 11 September 2017 for projects.

    The commissioned projects may commence from 1 December 2017, and will be presented between mid-August 2018 and mid-October 2018, by negotiation.

    Compulsory briefing sessions on the program were held on 7 and 8 August 2017. If you didn't attend, you can view a recording of the sessions below.

    Who to talk to

    Rohini Sharma: 8683 3157 or at rohini.sharma@ecodev.vic.gov.au

    Links and downloads

    Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Commissions guidelines DOC, 237.5 KB
    Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Commissions application drafting tool DOC, 80.5 KB
    Creative Victoria budget drafting tool XLS, 103.0 KB
    Information about the Regional Centre for Culture 2018
    Information about the Regional Centre for Culture - Local Grants
    Information for all applicants
    Creative Victoria Grants Portal