If you have submitted an Expression of Interest the Timeline from here is

February 29 to March 17

Applications will be collated and presented to the assessment panel for consideration.

Should you have any enquiries between these dates, please contact us by email only at smalltowns@rav.net.au stating your town name and we will be sure get back to the Lead Applicant contact as soon as we can.

NB for reasons of confidentiality only the Lead Applicant will be contacted during this time.

March 17/18      

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to submit a full application.

  • A Regional Arts Victoria staff member will be in touch by telephone.
  • Shortlisted towns will receive a full application pack and assessment panel feedback.
  • A Regional Arts Victoria staff member will be assigned to each applicant and will work to develop a tailored support schedule for the full application period.

March 21            

During the week of March 21 all non-shortlisted applicants will be notified via email

Feedback on your application will be available from this point – you will receive details of how to make a time with a Regional Arts Victoria team member to talk through your application and pass on the assessment panel feedback

NB for reasons of confidentiality only the Lead Applicant will be contacted during this time. Written feedback will not be available.

April 28 (noon)

Shortlist applications will close.

April 28 to Mid-May

Full applications will be collated and presented to the assessment panel for consideration.

Mid-May – exact date tbc

The six successful Small Town Transformations towns will be notified.

All shortlisted applicants will be notified and a time will be set for a Regional Arts Victoria team member to talk through your application and pass on the assessment panel feedback.