The Turnbull Government has announced $338,535 to support two strategic arts projects in regional South Australia and Victoria over four years through the Regional Arts Fund strategic projects stream.
The Regional Arts Fund provides support to artists and organisations to create new works, develop skills and make connections across communities regardless of where they are based.
Regional Arts Victoria will receive $184,725 to expand its Regional Cultural Network to deliver 24 professional development workshops over four years.
Each event will be targeted to a specific professional development need identified by regional Victorians, such as engaging youth and connecting artists with community cultural organisations.
Country Arts SA will receive $153,810 to deliver a four year program focused on regional youth engagement. The program will give young people the opportunity to attend intensive artist retreats, residences and youth-led projects to gain essential skills to help them launch their career.
Each year, the Australian Government provides $3.4 million through the Regional Arts Fund to support cultural development in regional and remote communities. This includes support for art projects, professional development for artists, community building initiatives and projects of national significance.
For more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/RAF
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