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Sponsorship and project legacy

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                                Kat Pengelly, a Ballarat-based practitioner, creates wearable art. “What I like about (wearable art),” says Kat, “is we get out of the gallery and onto the streets. More people can experience art who...

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Contrast in Space Making

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The first thing I noticed when arriving in the Pilbara was the incredible contrast between the burnt red earth and the clear blue sky. The colour of the landscape is something you don’t see very often on this planet. I had the pleasure of heading west to attend Performing...

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Stories from the Road...Personal

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Touring Services Personal by Jodee Mundy Personal is a smart and touching story, deeply exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another. After a hugely successful and well received tour in June, on our last stop at Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, audiences described the show as “amazing and fantastic” and “the best...

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Stories from the Road...Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory!

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Connecting Places Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory by the Southern Ocean Sea Band Our latest Connecting Places tour, Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory by the Southern Ocean Sea Band hit the road earlier this month to local halls across regional Victoria. On Saturday 18 August, some...

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Stories from the Road...Big Tops & Tiny Tots!

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Connecting Places Big Tops & Tiny Tots by Solid State Circus When Big Tops & Tiny Tots came to town in Balmoral, it wasn’t just a show but a full-on circus experience for the whole community! The lolly counter was stocked full of goodies, the ice cream truck was chocked full of...

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Stories from the Road...HART

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Touring Services HART by She Said Theatre “Throughout Australia’s history, an unknown number of Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families. Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, and culture stripped away.” She Said Theatre’s HART is a deeply moving verbatim theatre piece retelling true...

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Photo Gallery | 2018 AGM and Members’ Celebration

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Regional Arts Victoria staff, Members and Board Members gathered at the Footscray Community Arts Centre on Saturday 26 May for the 2018 AGM and Members’ Celebration. All photos by Snehargho Ghosh.  

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Townships light up the Bass Coast

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On Saturday 7 April, the small townships of Pioneer Bay, Grantville, Tenby Point, Corinella and Coronet Bay lit up the Bass Coast with Luminous Galleries. Artists, residents, families and Bass Valley Primary School students worked together to create extraordinary light sculptures in the community spaces along the coastline. Read...

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Pure Gold

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Our Partnerships Coordinator Edwina Guinness reflects upon this month’s regional Arts Grants Information Sessions.   I don’t know what I expected when we set out for our Arts Grants Information Tour. This was unknown territory for me, and despite weeks of planning, it felt like the entire trip was...

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Connection and Community

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Our Connecting Places Coordinator Rosie Dwyer reflects on Regional Arts Victoria’s recent round of community presenter workshops. At the start of September, I hit the road with Regional Arts Victoria, visiting five towns to talk to local community presenters about our new halls touring program, Connecting Places. The program...

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Photo Gallery | 2017 AGM and Members' Celebration

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This year’s Annual General Meeting and Members Celebration was replete with smiling faces and positive conversations about the future. Have a peek at some photos from the day!                       Thank you to everyone who came along to this year’s...

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What leadership means to me

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Today Regional Arts Victoria announces our next strategic plan, with a strong focus on the development of creative practice, and with that new plan, some exciting changes to our organisation. From today, Regional Arts Victoria has three key departments of Partnerships, Programming and Projects, headed by an Executive Director...

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Restless giant, vibrant country

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“The simple experience of stepping back and looking at the horizon is a familiar ritual to any artist living in regional Australia. It’s partly why we choose to live outside cities, to work in an environment that offers the possibility of deep reflection in real silence or distance.” (p.16)...

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Artlands Dubbo 2016

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The adventure of Artlands Dubbo 2016 commenced when five of us piled into two cars to make the trek to what we were hoping would be an inspiring conference and festival. The occupants of our car (two of us) decided that a country playlist would be suitable and the...

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Future directions for touring and Regional Arts Victoria

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We at Regional Arts Victoria have not been immune to the changes that have been taking place in the arts sector in recent years. A lack of indexation of operational funds has and will continue to impact us and can only result in a reduction of the organisation’s output...

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Rethinking Regional Arts Victoria

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Late last October, the Regional Arts Victoria leadership team spent a couple of days in Healesville as part of our annual critical reflection program. While our past sessions had focused largely internally, this time was different. We anticipated the seismic changes to the national arts ecology that were about...

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An Inspiring Process – Small Town Transformations

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Our mission here at Regional Arts Victoria is to inspire art across the state. Small Town Transformations, as one part of this mission, has already fulfilled this in a significant way – and the six selected towns are yet to embark on delivering their projects! The state was once...

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Creating the Australian Culture: Let’s Talk Arts

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If you’re after a crash course in Australian politics, run a regional arts forum in a marginal seat, and ask candidates to articulate how their platform creates the nation’s culture. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. The electoral divisions of McEwen and Corangamite are two of the most marginal in the...

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#AUSVOTESARTS

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Join the discussion on a national vision for arts and culture by using #ausvotesarts. Some recent advocacy by Director of Regional Arts Victoria, Esther Anatolitis: Facilitating Regional Arts Victoria arts advocacy forums in St Andrews (28 June) and Colac (29 June) featuring local artists, arts leaders and political candidates...

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Why do we take work out to schools? Reflecting on the arts as opportunity

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Throughout May and June, Regional Arts Victoria is raising funds to help disadvantaged regional school students experience high quality art. In this blog series, Regional Arts Victoria staff reflect on why a good arts education is so important for children and young people.     The phrase “The Arts”...

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Why do we take work out to schools? Reflecting on how art shapes us

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Throughout May and June, Regional Arts Victoria is raising funds to help disadvantaged regional school students experience high quality art. In this blog series, Regional Arts Victoria staff reflect on why a good arts education is so important for children and young people.     Growing up the child...

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Why do we take work out to schools? Reflecting on Balance by Dave Jones

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Throughout May and June, Regional Arts Victoria is raising funds to help disadvantaged regional school students experience high quality art. In this blog series, Regional Arts Victoria staff reflect on why a good arts education is so important for children and young people.     Every two years the...

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Why do we take work out to schools? Reflecting on Iago by Western Edge Youth Arts

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Throughout May and June, Regional Arts Victoria is raising funds to help disadvantaged regional school students experience high quality art. In this blog series, Regional Arts Victoria staff reflect on why a good arts education is so important for children and young people.   And I want to be...

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Why do we take work out to schools? Reflecting on light-bulb moments

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Throughout May and June, Regional Arts Victoria is raising funds to help disadvantaged regional school students experience high quality art. In this blog series, Regional Arts Victoria staff reflect on why a good arts education is so important for children.   The Education & Families program enables and supports...

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Quiet Fridays: One year on

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At the beginning of last year we implemented Quiet Fridays at Regional Arts Victoria. Quiet Fridays allow full-time staff to frontload their Monday-to-Thursday so as to devote Fridays to their creative practice, making for a quieter office space to end the week. It’s just one way that we strive...

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External Analysis: Technological

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In early 2016, arts organisations around Victoria will be working on their submissions to the 2016 Creative Victoria Organisation Investment Program. This is the final in a series of posts in which Regional Arts Victoria will be sharing some of the work we’ve done to prepare us for our...

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External Analysis: Social

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In early 2016, arts organisations around Victoria will be working on their submissions to the 2016 Creative Victoria Organisation Investment Program. This is the next in a series of posts in which Regional Arts Victoria will be sharing some of the work we’ve done to prepare us for our...

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External Analysis: Economic

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In early 2016, arts organisations around Victoria will be working on their submissions to the 2016 Creative Victoria Organisation Investment Program. This is the next in a series of posts in which Regional Arts Victoria will be sharing some of the work we’ve done to prepare us for our...

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External Analysis: Political

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In early 2016, arts organisations around Victoria will be working on their submissions to the 2016 Creative Victoria Organisation Investment Program. This is the next in a series of posts in which Regional Arts Victoria will be sharing some of the work we’ve done to prepare us for our...

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Constellation

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A new constellation emerges over an abandoned island in the Hudson River: 50 miles north of New York City, Melissa McGill’s public art project transforms a castle ruin. Constellation started as the vision of Beacon (NYC) artist Melissa McGill and grew into a public art installation that united a community...

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