Cororooke’s Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery will be taken to the next level as part of a new project transforming regional Victoria backed by the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $75,000 grant from the new Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program to Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery that will support a dynamic new project that will benefit local creatives and the broader community.
Ms Tierney said the grant will support Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery to create an artist gathering space for workshops, rehearsals and performance as well as a cafe and food prep area. The expansion will incorporate the decommissioned W Class tram that the community will receive from Vic Track.
Managed by Creative Victoria, the Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program is a pilot initiative that will support organisations across regional Victoria to establish new creative hubs or breathe life into creative sites for the benefit of practitioners, local communities and visitors.
Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery is one of 13 regional organisations that will share in $831,211 in funding through the new program.
Other projects supported in the round include a hub in Warrnambool for creatives to hone skills in digital technologies to build their business; the transformation of a former service station in Beaufort into a creative and community space; and a project that will develop an arts incubator in the centre of Ballarat’s art precinct.
For a full list of projects across Victoria supported through the Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program, visit creative.vic.gov.au/news.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Congratulations to Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery on this innovative project that will see a decommissioned W Class Tram transformed into an amazing creative hub for local artists – making a vital contribution to the creative and cultural life of Cororooke and the Colac region.”
“With this latest support from the Andrews Labor Government, our artists will be supported with space to take their careers to the next level.”
“Our Government is backing regional Victoria to establish vibrant creative hubs that not only have the power to support creative professionals with jobs, skills and facilities, but to strengthen local economies and communities.”