Ruffy is gearing up to bring the best of the arts thanks to a portion of $26140 in grants through the State Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.
Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, congratulated RuffArtZ on their grant success.
The Small Regional Presenters program is open to regionally-based arts presenters — including not-for-profit arts groups and societies, venues and local councils.
Unlike a traditional touring model which provides support for artists to take their work on the road, the Small Regional Presenters program breaks new ground by supporting venues or presenters working ‘on the ground’, to attract shows to their area.
‘‘Northern Victoria has a fantastic arts community and I congratulate each of these groups for their success,’’ Ms Symes said.
‘‘Small Regional Presenters program is part of our commitment to ensuring that country Victorians have the same access to high quality creative experience as our metro counterparts.’’
RuffArtZ received $8060 towards a presentation of the 2018 Café Culture Series at Ruffy Hall.
The program will include Pacific Belles, a musical celebration of songs from the 1940s; the cabaret performance Red Dress and the Sugar Man; Dr Crask and His Swingin’ Elixir Band; and Parvyn Singh’s A Night of Bollywood.
Four accompanying workshops will also be presented as part of the program.