The Andrews Labor Government is providing expanded access to art in regional Victoria, with new support to upgrade galleries enabling high quality works and exhibitions to tour across the state.
More Victorians will be able to enjoy the cultural treasures of the Loddon Mallee region thanks to the Victorian Government’s $4 million Regional Collections Access Program (RCAP).
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced 3 recipients are among 36 regional galleries, museums and cultural institutions supported under the RCAP program, enabling them to attract touring exhibitions, display high quality artworks and better care for their collections.
It means more visitors and stronger futures for these much-loved institutions – with flow-on benefits for local businesses in regional areas:
- Pyramid Hill and District Historical Society Inc has been awarded a $30,840 grant for facility upgrades and expansion of working spaces, cataloguing and storage areas.
- Mildura Arts Centre will receive $94,400 for infrastructure works, restoration and security system upgrades.
- Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery will benefit from a $99,121 grant to Purchase of movable walls and equipment for installation, display and preparation of exhibitions.
Funding recipients span across regional Victoria, from Warrnambool to East Gippsland, and from Mildura to the Surf Coast.
The Labor Government is committed to supporting the work of our high-quality regional facilities, while providing more opportunity for all Victorians to access great art and cultural experiences on their doorstep.
Creative State 2025 commits to enhancing the state’s capability to collect, store and preserve art and cultural items, along with enhancing regional Victoria’s creative infrastructure.
The Regional Collections Access Program is administered through Regional Arts Victoria, in partnership with Creative Victoria, Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria, Public Galleries Association of Victoria and the National Gallery of Victoria.
To see a full list of recipients, visit: creative.vic.gov.au/rcap.
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP
“Art galleries and museums are the jewel in the crown for local communities and this announcement is a wonderful recognition of its cultural significance to Victoria.”
“This funding will enable these organisations to undertake vital upgrades to its infrastructure and facilities, to enhance its collection and attract more visitors.”