The Allan Labor Government is making access to arts and culture easier in St Arnaud, boosting investment for new comedy, music, circus and theatre for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Member for Ripon today announced St Arnaud Arts Council is one of 15 groups that will enliven community halls, mechanics institutes, theatres and more across regional Victoria, thanks to the Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.

The Small Regional Presenters Program grant will enable the Arts Council to host music, comedy, and story-telling show Piano Palooza in the local town hall featuring a grand piano purchased by the community.

This year’s program is bolstering support for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to bring creative performances to their local communities, delivered by Regional Arts Victoria.

Small Regional Presenters, delivered by Regional Arts Victoria, provides grants to community groups and not for profit organisations in regional Victoria, helping them bring creative performances to their local communities.

As well as providing work opportunities for artists and venue staff in regional Victoria, many Small Regional Presenters events are powered by volunteers involved in local hall committees, community progress associations and more.

For further details and to see the full list of the latest Small Regional Presenters recipients, visit creative.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett

“The Small Regional Presenters program supports small events that make a big impact across regional Victoria. Congratulations to the St Arnaud Arts Council and I am sure I am not the only one who is looking forward to hosting this event in our community.”