Robinvale’s creative scene has received a boost thanks to a $10,000 grant to the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival through the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.
Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival is one of 13 community groups across the state that have received support to bring an exciting show to their town.
Mallee Almond Blossom Festival will bring children’s entertainer Tony Genovese and his Cool 4 Kids team to Robinvale to perform at the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival on 18 August 2019.
Cool 4 Kids will also run workshops at local schools before the festival, with opportunities for children to showcase their new skills on the festival mainstage.
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 Robinvale 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 the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival 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.”