Bring the art tour to you

Regional communities will attract the best performances and live events to their towns thanks to a new State Government program to strengthen regional touring in more places across the state.

The ‘Small Regional Presenters’ program will be available to support regional arts presenters – including not for profit arts groups and societies, venues and local councils – to present professional arts events and experiences in their communities.

Grants of up to $15,000 will be available to support the presentation of a single show or live event, a series of shows or an annual program.

Funding will be offered through three grant rounds in 2016-17.

Applications to the first round of the program close 5pm, Wednesday, 16 November 2016, for shows taking place from 31 January 2017 onwards.

Community presenters seeking to apply must be members of Regional Arts Victoria.

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