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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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#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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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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Critical reflection on practice: a set of provocations

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‘Expanding Artistic Horizons’ was the theme for Regional Arts Victoria’s Regional Cultural Forum in Port Fairy on 21 November, curated by Jo Grant. The day presented the kinds of perspectives that inspire critical reflection on your practice, your collaborations and your organisation – including practice development, physical and mental...

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Leadership as facilitation

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Across the coming few years, we’re up to big things at Regional Arts Victoria. We’ve recently launched the Small Town Transformations book as a crystallisation of a project so extraordinary that we are still in awe of its leaders in Avoca, Dookie, Natimuk, Neerim South and Ouyen. This year...

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