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RISE Fund grant success

Bendigo_Art_Gallery_exterior_no credit required2_2017

RISE Fund grant success

Tuesday December 22nd, 2020

The PGAV is pleased to announced that we were successful in achieving a Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund grant from the Australian Government to deliver All The Difference: increasing cultural diversity at Victoria's public galleries.

All The Difference will build strategic relationships between public galleries and culturally and linguistically diverse curators, artists and communities across Victoria. The project will deliver diversity training to gallery staff, undertake mentoring and engagement with curators, artists and audiences and address barriers to inclusivity.

All The Difference will be delivered in partnership with  Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS Victoria).

PGAV members also successful in receiving RISE Fund grants:

TarraWarra Museum of Art will receive support to deliver the ‘TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters’. Guest curated by Nina Miall and featuring 24 contemporary Australian artists from each state and territory the 2021 Biennial will explore art made in a consciously slow or arrested mode.

Shepparton Art Museum will receive support for a First Nation artist residencies and engagement program. The project will deliver exhibitions, residencies, enhanced education and engagement activities as well as establish and oversee a trainee program for local Indigenous youth, who will assist in the development and delivery of the First Nation artist residency and engagement program.

PGAV member Incinerator Gallery will also benefit with Footscray Community Arts Centre receiving funding to deliver  'Neighbourhood' - a 10 day contemporary arts festival of new work in Melbourne's western suburbs involving The Bowery Theatre and Incinerator Gallery. The project will be delivered in partnership with The SUBSTATION. 

To see summary of all funded projects in Batch 1 visit:

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund - an Australian Government initiative.


Image: Bendigo Art Gallery.

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.