Inside view of the stairs and space of the Geelong art gallery

    This program has closed for the current financial year.  The material below is available for guidance only.  Please join enews to stay up-to-date with Creative Victoria’s funding programs.

    The Regional Partnerships program is by invitation only.

    The program provides Victorian regional communities access to a wide variety of quality arts experiences through supporting Victoria's network of regional art galleries and performing arts centres.

    Funding contributes to the professional programming and operations of art galleries and performing arts centres. It is an investment by the State Government in the delivery of the cultural programs of these facilities and supports the substantial investment made by many councils in the sector.


    The program aims to:

    1. Ensure that people living in regional areas have access to high quality arts and cultural facilities and their programs.
    2. Strengthen employment and tourism opportunities in regional Victoria.
    3. Contribute to the ability of regional cultural facilities to leverage investment and generate income.
    4. Encourage professional management at industry standards in regional arts facilities.
    5. Enhance liveability and increase social connection in regional centres and surrounding districts.


    The current funding categories are:

    • Regional Partnerships programming and operations
    • Engaging Audiences
    • Full House Pilot Program

    Application to the Regional Partnerships program is by invitation only.


    For further information about the program please contact:

    Sue Doyle, Manager, Regional Development, by email at or telephone 8683 3205