Culture and entertainment comes to valley

11 Mar 2019 Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) COMMUNITY members and visitors in King Valley will be treated to world class music, magic, comedy and childrens shows, thanks to the State Governments Small Regional Presenters program. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) announced the Labor Government will provide over $13,000 to present the King Valley Arts Presents program for 2019. Our creative state extends far beyond our major cities and were proud to be bringing some of Victorias best music and comedy to places like King Valley, Ms Symes said. Small Regional Presenters is about taking fantastic shows to every corner of our state, but also about supporting jobs and businesses in regional Victoria who ensure that creativity thrives in their communities. The program includes: s Unlike a traditional touring model which provides support to artists, the program hands the reins to local groups to choose shows they know will resonate with their own communities. The program provides grants of between $1000 and $15,000 to groups that present professional performing arts events in their communities, including not-for-profit groups and societies, venues and local councils. Since it was introduced in 2016, more than 300 shows have been supported to travel to 65 towns across the state. The next round of Small Regional Presenters grants will support shows taking place from July 1, 2019 onwards. Applications close at 5pm this Thursday. For further details and program guidelines, visit