Small Regional Presenters provides funding for community groups and not for profit organisations in regional Victoria 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 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. For projects funded from 2021 onwards, please contact Regional Arts 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.
Up to $15,000 per recipient
N.B. A separate COVID Safe Contingency fund is available for activity that has been previously funded through the Small Regional Presenters program that is impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Contact Regional Arts Victoria directly for details on how to access Contingency funding.
Who can apply
- Regional community presenters that are incorporated not-for-profit organisations and do not receive organisational or multi-year funding through Creative Victoria.
- Local Government Authorities that do not receive organisational or multi-year funding through Creative Victoria.
This round will support presenters to stage shows between 1 January and 31 December 2022.
Full eligibility details are available on the Regional Arts Victoria website
Round Opens: 9am, 9 September 2021 via Regional Arts Victoria’s SmartyGrants portal
Round Closes: 12noon,14 October 2021
It takes approximately 6 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
Regional Arts Victoria
Ph: 0431 376 678
Links and download
Visit the Regional Arts Victoria website for program guidelines, information on how to apply and FAQs.
$71,896 of funding will support the presentation of diverse performances, from flamenco guitarists to experimental pop music, circus, cabaret and much more.
Geraldine Quinn stars in Sunglasses at Night: the 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret. A Winding Roads Production. Photo by Evan Munro-Smith.