Welcome to the Small Town Transformations Blog. Here you will find the latest news about how each Small Town Transformation is taking shape.
The town of Rainbow is looking north for inspiration – about 4500km north, to be precise. Learn more about this unlikely connection to one of our closest neighbours, and what's going to happen on the edge of the Big Desert.
The five waterline townships of Corinella, Coronet Bay, Grantville, Pioneer Bay and Tenby Point have been working tirelessly over the last six months to realise this amazing community arts event.
Over in Lake Tyers Beach, you never know who’s watching. A quiet community of observers have taken up the challenge from project leader Andrea Lane to keep their very own ALMANAC observing the lake over a whole year.
Residents and visitors came together at the Birregurra Mechanics Institute Hall for a weekend of celebration, documentation and reflection to mark the beginning of enLIGHTen Me: I Have a Hall in my Heart.
On Saturday 12 November, the team at Regional Arts Victoria headed up to Girgarre to celebrate the first project launch. We found a community buzzing with excitement, and a park buzzing with weird and wacky sounds emanating from a strange new arrival.
On Saturday 3 December, Birregurra will host SHOW + TELL, an event to celebrate the launch of their Small Town Transformations project. SHOW + TELL kicks off the creative development phase of the Small Town Transformations project which celebrates Birregurra Hall and the role it plays in the community.
Six towns are about to embark on an ambitious adventure that puts artistic practice at the centre of their community life.
Small Town Transformations supports creative projects that will leave a lasting legacy. Projects that draw on contemporary Indigenous culture and proud Indigenous history. Projects that connect people, place and practice in meaningful ways. Projects that inspire new energies, new thinking and new collaborations.
Creativity has the power to transform people and places at every level.
It can change the way we look at the everyday environment, the way we relate to each other and how we see ourselves.
Regional Arts Victoria congratulates six small towns selected to receive $350,000 for Small Town Transformations!
As we enter the final week and the final blog post of this phase we provide some tips on addressing the mechanics of finalising your application.