REGIONAL COLLECTIONS ACCESS PROGRAM (rcap)

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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.


FUNDING AVAILABLE
Three Tiers of funding are available through RCAP:

  • Tier 1: Grants of up to $40,000 are available to support equipment purchase and installation; and project management/specialist expertise in support of project outcomes;
  • Tier 2: Grants of up to $150,000 are available to support small-medium scale capital and/or maintenance works including equipment purchase; First People's cultural spaces; Cultural spaces; and project management/consultants/specialist expertise in support of project outcomes;
  • Tier 3: Grant of $150,000+ are available for medium-large scale capital and/or maintenance works including equipment purchase; First People's cultural spaces; Cultural spaces; and project management/consultants/specialist expertise in support of project outcomes.

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: 

  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Melton Shire Council
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

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

program guidelines (PDF)
program guidelines (Locked word)

READ THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Download RCAP FAQ material

FAQ Material (PDF)
FAQ Material (Locked word)

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 
Email: jackiefraser@amagavic.org.au
Mobile: 0488 733 562

Galleries and Art Museums should contact PGAV to discuss their submission:
Anne Robertson PGAV Executive Officer (Monday – Friday)
Email: anne.robertson@pgav.ngv.vic.gov.au 
Mobile: 0403 268 017

APPLY NOW
Tier 1 Application - click here to begin your application.
Tier 2 Application - click here to begin your application.
Tier 3 Application - click here to begin your application.

INFORMATION SESSION
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. 

watch on vimeo here

RCAP Geelong Collection Storage Room

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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).  


Images: 
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.