Birregurra, Cororooke and Apollo Bay will play host to exciting new performances thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Birregurra Community Group Inc, Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery and Apollo Bay Arts Inc who have received support for their presentations.
The productions to receive funding include:
- Birregurra Community Group Inc., $11,470 for the presentation of the inaugural program at the renovated Birregurra Hall, from April to December 2018. This includes the Festival of Small Halls, featuring artists from Woodfordia Folk Fest’s Autumn Tour; Solid State Circus’ Big Top and Tiny Tots Circus Show; Caribbean Winter Festa with Mighty Duke and the Lords; and Suitcase Royale’s Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon.
- Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, $8,500 for the presentation of two events at Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery in Cororooke:
- the launch of Jandamarra Cadd’s exhibition Spaces in Between, with a performance by singer-songwriter Archie Roach and a panel discussion with Roach, Cadd and actor Uncle Jack Charles (2 March 2018); and
- Mission Songs, a performance exploring songs sung and shared on the missions where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated in the early 20th century, with Jessie Lloyd, Emma Donovan, Deline Briscoe and Jessica Hitchcock, accompanied by a choir masterclass facilitated by Jessie Lloyd (26 May 2018).
- Apollo Bay Arts Inc, $2,500 for an event in March 2018 as part of the 2018 Festival of Small Halls, featuring artists from Woodfordia Folk Fest’s Autumn Tour. The evening will also include dancing and performances by local acts.
The three organisations are amongst 16 regional presenters to share in grants totaling almost $118,000 in this latest round of grants.
The Small Regional Presenters program was launched in 2016 to increase the quality and variety of cultural opportunities in small regional towns.
Grants of between $1,500 to $15,000 are available to support programs. The next round will close on 15 March 2018 for shows taking place from 1 June 2018 onwards.
For more information, visit creative.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“These are exciting additions to the 2018 arts events calendar in Western Victoria – made possible thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.”
“We’re supporting local communities so they can host festivals, programs and performances for everyone to enjoy.”
“I congratulate all our grant recipients, who work so hard to continue Victoria’s reputation as the Creative State.”