REGIONAL COLLECTIONS ACCESS PROGRAM (RCAP)
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria is proud to be working with Creative Victoria, the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria) and Regional Arts Victoria to deliver the Victorian Government’s Regional Collections Access Program.
The Victorian Government’s Regional Collections Access Program (RCAP) provides support for equipment and infrastructure upgrades and specialist expertise at regional Victorian museums and galleries – including the eligible interface local government areas (LGAs) – to increase their ability to attract and present high quality exhibitions and works.
In supporting museums and galleries to appropriately care for and store cultural collections, RCAP will enable activities such as the loaning and touring of collection items from local, state, national and international lending institutions. This will help regional galleries and museums to attract more visitors and provide access to more art and cultural collections.
Three Tiers of funding are available through RCAP:
WHO CAN APPLY
RCAP accepts applications from members of AMaGA Victoria, PGAV or Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) who are based in one of the 48 LGAs classified as ‘regional’ by the Victorian Government or one of the following 10 interface LGAs:
Applicants to this program can apply at any time up to the closing date of 5.00pm, 24 February 2022
READ THE GUIDELINES
Download RCAP Guidelines
READ THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Download RCAP FAQ material
CONTACT A PROGRAM PARTNER FOR ASSISTANCE
Advisors are available to assist you with your submission:
Museums and historical societies should contact AMaGA Victoria to discuss their submission:
Jackie Fraser Project Manager, Regional Collections Access Program
Mobile: 0488 733 562
Galleries and Art Museums should contact PGAV to discuss their submission:
Anne Robertson PGAV Executive Officer (Monday – Friday)
Mobile: 0403 268 017
An information session was held on Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 11am.
A recording is available below for those who were unable to attend the information session. The session is Auslan interpreted.
RCAP is administered through Regional Arts Victoria working in partnership with Creative Victoria, Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria), Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
Header: Installation view, Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, 2021. Image courtesy of Bendigo Art Gallery.
Above right: Geelong Gallery collection store. Image courtesy of Geelong Gallery. Photo: Matt O’Donnell.
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.