Wednesday 19, June

Wellington Shire Council and Gippsland Art Gallery will further connect and inspire audiences with support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today congratulated Gippsland Art Gallery, which has received a $15,500 grant. This will provide the gallery with the resources to hire an Indigenous Engagement Officer. This role will assist with the creation of exhibitions, provide advice to the gallery about acquisitions and develop a public program to promote Gunaikurnai art and culture to a broad audience.

The Art Gallery is one of six organisations across Victoria that will share almost $200,000 in this latest round of grants supporting regional venues to strengthen connections with the local community and attract new or underrepresented audience members.

The latest funding will assist organisations to better engage with First Peoples, culturally diverse and young people in their communities.
For a full list of funding recipients or to find out more about the Labor Government’s support for regional arts facilities, visit www.creative.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“These projects complement and build on the already stellar cultural activity in regional and rural Victoria that defines our creative state.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring that our regional performing arts centres and galleries are bringing great experiences – and the benefits of creative participation – to the communities they serve.”

Quotes attributable to member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett

“Finding better ways to connect with new and existing audiences is fundamental to the health and future of our local venues and the cultural life of our region.”

“The Victorian Governments support towards this project and others just like it, is a great vote of confidence in the talent and creativity that characterise our community.