NATHALIA’S G.R.A.I.N. Store is just one regional Victorian community group benefiting from a recent round of government grants.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced $17,000 in support for four regional arts councils and groups last week through the latest round of the Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.
Growing Regional Arts In Nathalia (G.R.A.I.N), which operates from a converted grain store shopfront, will use this grant to continue hosting diverse music concerts covering classical, Celtic and jazz.
The Warragul Heritage Preservation Society, Moira Arts and Culture Inc and Lyrebird Arts Council will also benefit from the recent round of grants.
“The Small Regional Presenters program has a big impact in regional Victoria, bringing exciting performances to towns across the state,’’ Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said.
“These grants build the skills of regional arts groups by supporting them to attract and host exciting shows and events.
“From a theatre performance in a sports club, to gigs in a former grain store – we are proud to support our small regional presenters with grants that will make a big difference.”
Grants of between $1,000 and $15,000 are now available to support a single show or event, a series of shows or an annual program. Applicants must be members of Regional Arts Victoria.
The next round of the Small Regional Presenters program will support shows taking place from February 1, 2018 onwards. Applications close on November 15.
To find out more about the program, visit creative.vic.gov.au