A small regional freestanding town hall  in Chewton standing built in 1860

Chewton Town Hall

  • aboriginal
  • music
  • regional

    Small Regional Presenters provides funding for regional communities to program and present shows in their area. It also supports skills development and capacity building by encouraging presenters to develop long term plans and audience development strategies.

    If you have received funding through this program in 2019 and your project has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact Creative Victoria to discuss changes to your funding agreement.

    In 2021 the Victorian Government’s Small Regional Presenters program will be delivered by Regional Arts Victoria.

    This page provides an overview of the program. Full details, including program guidelines, information on how to apply and FAQs, are available on the Regional Arts Victoria website.

    Funding available

    Up to $16,500 (including COVIDSafe costs)

    Who can apply

    Stream 1 – COVIDSafe Top Up: Presenters that received funding from Creative Victoria’s Small Regional Presenters fund in October 2019 with events that were postponed to 2021 will receive an invitation from Regional Arts Victoria to access top-up funds to assist making their event COVIDSafe.

    Stream 2 – New 2021 Presentations: Regional community presenters that are incorporated not-for-profit organisations and do not receive organisational or multi-year funding through Creative Victoria OR Local Government Authorities that do not receive organisational or multi-year funding through Creative Victoria. Applicants to this stream must not include Regional Arts Victoria touring productions in their applications.

    Full eligibility details are available on the Regional Arts Victoria website.

    Key dates

    Round Opens: 23 February 2021 via the Regional Arts Victoria’s SmartyGrants portal
    Round Closes: 12noon, 23 March 2021 for shows taking place between 10 May 2021 and 31 December 2021.

    It takes approximately 4 weeks from the closing date until the funding results are available.

    Full details are available on the Regional Arts Victoria website.

    Who to talk to

    Melinda Ballard: Regional Arts Victoria on 0460 792 956 or via email at grants@rav.net.au

    Links and downloads

    Visit the Regional Arts Victoria website for program guidelines, information on how to apply and FAQs.

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    Previous recipients

    $71,896 of funding will support the presentation of diverse performances, from flamenco guitarists to experimental pop music, circus, cabaret and much more.

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    Geraldine Quinn stars in Sunglasses at Night: the 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret. A Winding Roads Production. Photo by Evan Munro-Smith.

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