Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery is gearing up to bring the best of the arts to Cororooke and surrounding communities thanks to a $6,000 grant through the Victorian Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today congratulated the group which has received support for the presentation of the first half of its 2018 theatre season, including the Hit Production show Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story.
Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery is one of 12 regionally-based presenters that will share in grants totalling $66,249 through the latest round of the program.
The Small Regional Presenters program is open to regionally-based arts presenters – including not-for-profit arts groups and societies, venues and local councils.
Unlike a traditional touring model which provides support for artists to take their work on the road, the Small Regional Presenters program breaks new ground by supporting venues or presenters working ‘on the ground’, to attract shows to their area.
Grants of between $1,500 to $15,000 are available to support the presentation of a single show or live event, a series of shows or an annual program.
The Small Regional Presenters program opens for applications three times each year.
To find out more about the program, or the latest recipients, visit www.creative.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western, Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery has a great track record for presenting dynamic shows in our region. I am thrilled the Andrews Labor Government is supporting their work.”
“The Small Regional Presenters program is part of our commitment to ensuring that regionally-based Victorians have the same access to high quality creative experiences as our metro counterparts – with this program, an incredible creative experience is never far away.”
“Whether it’s in big cities or small regional towns – creative activities enrich our lives, boost tourism and create jobs for artists, organisations and local arts workers.”