Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney is encouraging local not-for-profit arts groups, arts societies, venues and local councils to apply for funding, and increase the range of cultural experiences available in Western Victoria.
Applications are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program to bring new shows, performances and festivals to Victorian communities.
Grants of between $1,500 to $15,000 are now available to support a single show or live event, a series of shows or an annual program.
The Small Regional Presenters program supports venues or presenters working ‘on the ground’ to attract shows to their area.
It’s just one of the ways the Labor Government is investing in regional arts and culture.
The Government is getting behind regional galleries, performing arts centres, organisations and festivals and through other Creative Victoria programs like Touring Victoria, Music Works and VicArts Grants.
The Small Regional Presenters program is now open for applications.
To find out more about the program visit creative.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western, Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“Western Victoria is full of terrific venues and presenters who are passionate about bringing great theatre, music and other performances to local audiences. We’re helping them do just that.”
“This program supports the presenters working on the ground in each region. These presenters know each community’s needs and character and can program shows that resonate locally.”
“Arts touring brings significant benefits to towns, to communities and to artists – Victoria has a strong history of regional tours by major companies as well as independent artists.”