Arts Grants Recipients Announced

Arts Grants Recipients Announced

Victoria Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria

Let’s Get This Show On The Road: Funding Announced For Arts Touring Projects

Victor P Taffa

  • More than $550,000 in grants to support touring arts projects
  • Great initiative for audiences and artists

From classic Australian theatre to cutting edge contemporary art, a diverse selection of shows will hit the road next year, thanks to the Victorian Coalition Government’s Touring Victoria program.

 

 

 

 

Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria today announced over $550,000 in grants which will support twelve arts touring projects expected to take in more than 45 regional Victorian and outer metropolitan locations throughout 2015.

“Victoria is well and truly a state of the arts. Our fantastic networks of regional galleries, performing arts centres and other venues make for a robust touring circuit. This means that audiences across Victoria have the opportunity to experience a diversity of great visual art, theatre and music.” Ms. Victoria said.

The latest projects include a range of art-forms and will provide something for audiences of all ages and tastes.

Supported tours include:

  • Garry Ginivan Attractions’ Stripey…The EGGScellent Adventures of an Emu Chick, a new musical for children and families based on the acclaimed Australian picture book series by Wendy Binks;
  • Gertrude Contemporary’s From the Collection, a special program of collaborative exhibitions in regional galleries with alumni from the Collingwood-based arts space as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations;
  • Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s program of classical music performances, including A Little Night Music, Henessy’s Beethoven and Souvenir de Florence;
  • Ilbijerri Theatre’s tour of Beautiful One Day, a play telling the story of Palm Island from the perspective of the local Aboriginal community.

Ms. Victoria encouraged regional arts lovers to keep a look out for these and other Touring Victoria-supported tours in their local area.

“By supporting touring activity we open up a wealth of cultural experiences for audiences across the state, while at the same time enabling our artists and arts companies to extend the reach of their work and develop their careers. It’s a win-win.” Ms. Victoria said.

 

Touring Victoria Funding Recipients  Experimenta Media Arts   $77,995
2015/16 tour of Experimenta’s 6th International Biennial of Media Art, a curated exhibition of new media works by Australian and international artists, featuring Cake Industries (Dean Petersen and Jesse Stevens), Leisa Shelton, and Stuart McFarlane & Darrin Verhagen.
 Garry Ginivan Attractions  $39,727
Tour of Stripey…The EGGScellent Adventures of an Emu Chick, a new musical for children and families based on the acclaimed Australian picture book series by Wendy Binks, coordinated by Regional Arts Victoria.
 Gertrude Contemporary  $40,000
Presentation of From the Collection, a program of collaborative exhibitions in regional centres as part of Gertrude Contemporary’s 30th anniversary. Gertude Contemporary alumni artists will connect with regional galleries to create work that reflects the local collection.
 HIT Productions Pty Ltd  $101,599
Presentation of a touring program of Alan Seymour’s The One Day of the Year, an Australian classic, and Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day, a modern comedy.
 ILBIJERRI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre Co-operative  $35,000
Tour of Beautiful One Day, a play telling the story of Palm Island from the perspective of the local Aboriginal community.
 Maddotti & Vegas, Zulya & the Children of the Underground, and Damian Callinan  $62,142
Presentation of the Showcase Victoria 2015 Touring Program, featuring Madotti & Vegas’ The Paris Underground, Zulya & the Children of the Underground’s Fairytale Noir, and Damian Callinan’s The Lost WWI Diaries of Paddy Callinan, coordinated by Regional Arts Victoria.
 Mary Souness  $75,000
Presentation of the 2015 Cafe Culture Series, a touring program featuring music performances, in world and popular genres, across regional Victoria.
 Melbourne Chamber Orchestra  $65,991
Presentation of the 2015 touring program featuring the concerts Henessy’s Beethoven, A Little Night Music performed by MCO Vistuosi, and Souvenir de Florence performed by the Australian Octet, coordinated by Regional Arts Victoria.
 NETS Victoria  $38,047
Tour of Slipstitch, an exhibition based on the contemporary embroidery collection of Ararat Regional Art Gallery. Curated by Dr Belinda von Mengersen, it will feature works by Tracy Clement, Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Tim Moore, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters and Elyse Watkins.
 Red Stitch Actors Theatre  $20,632
Tour of Love, Love, Love, a play by Mike Bartlett following a couple from the 1960s to the present.