Nathalia’s creative scene has received a boost thanks to a $10,980 grant to G.R.A.I.N Inc. through the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.
Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced G.R.A.I.N Inc. is one of 13 community groups across the state that have received support to bring exciting performances to their town.
G.R.A.I.N Inc. will present three shows as part of the 2019 G.R.A.I.N Store program;
- The interactive children’s theatre performance Loose Ends by Jens Altheimer
- The Kutcha Edwards Hour, presented in collaboration with Moira Arts & Culture Inc with support from local Yorta Yorta performer Maddi Colville-Walker;
- Renowned Australian blues guitarist Geoff Achison in concert, with a guitar workshop for local musicians and music students.
Collectively the latest recipients will present 38 shows at 17 locations including in some of Victoria’s smallest communities like Kongwak and Hallston in South Gippsland, Tylden and Dunolly in central Victoria and Nathalia to the north.
Launched in 2016 the Small Regional Presenters Program enables regionally-based community groups, venues and organisations to attract artists and performances to their communities, supporting the costs of presenting shows.
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“Congratulations to G.R.A.I.N Inc. on this grant and the work they do year round to strengthen our local creative scene.”
“Victoria is the creative state and the Small Regional Presenters program is one way we are ensuring that communities of all sizes get to enjoy the benefits of creative and cultural participation.”