Showing posts from February, 2018

Artist Talk - Cool Burn by Irene Pagram / 2pm to 4pm February 17, 2018

Visit WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC to see Irene Pagram's hauntingly beautiful eco printed mixed media installation 'Cool Burn' enjoy refreshments while you listen to Irene speaking about her work and the process of working with natural dyes and paper table cloths to create the piece.

Join Irene from 2pm to 4pm on Sat 17 Feb for an insight into her work and arts practice.
This is a FREE event.

'Cool Burn' will be at WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC throughout the month of February.

WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC : 79 Main Street, Beeac

Birre Arts Reset - Members Meeting this Thursday 8th Feb, 6.30pm at Birre Health Centre

After three fabulous years, it's time for Birregurra Community Arts Group to have a reset!

With your help over the past three years, Birre Arts has grown and developed into a remarkable community and has kicked so many goals. Not only have we introduced a regular array of creative workshops and events into the area, and supported the genesis of creative arts groups and projects, but we have made strong networks with other local arts groups, and have started to have an impact on the visibility of arts and culture in the region, particularly with regard to support from Colac Otway Shire.

But now it's time for a reset! A look toward what we want Birre Arts to look like in the future.
We're looking for fresh ideas for how we operate, what we offer, funding pathways we develop, and how we can better link and promote artists within our region.

We want you to tell us what's important to YOU, as an artist or as a consumer of art, and bring your ideas to the table on what and h…

Port Fairy Folk Festival comes to Birregurra!! Sun April 8th at Birregurra Hall

Hold on to your hats folks.....Woodfordia Inc in partnership with Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival presents


Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that capture both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience. Her music ranges from warm, mesmerising ballads to epic anthems. With vivid storytelling, colossal vocals and a powerfully captivating stage presence, her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary.

DAVE GUNNING (CANADA) Gunning’s recording career is now approaching a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots &…

Birregurra Music Salon - 2018 Program released

Crack open your 2018 diaries and get these dates in. This year's Birregurra Music Salon program is a ripper!! This year (and beyond), Birre Arts is committed to promoting Women in Music and trying to help rebalance the exposure and performance opportunities they get. Did you know that while over 50% of songs in the ARIA Top 100 are from women artists, less than 25% feature of festival line ups - and even less as headline acts.
Well, in addition to the fabulous Bob Evans who kicks off the season on Sunday July 8th, we've found two of the most extraordinary emerging female artists that we are soooo excited to introduce you to. Bec Goring and Jess Fairlie are young and excruciatingly talented with voices that will melt your icy winter heart and take you on the most wonderful musical journeys. 
These gals are on their way to the big time and we're lucky enough to get them before we can't afford them. 
Tickets on sale soon so stay tuned at All gigs he…

Colac Otway Shire's draft arts and culture strategy is available for comment - closes 13 March 2018

Draft strategy guides future of arts and cultural activities in Colac Published on 30 January 2018 at
Draft strategy guides future of arts and cultural activities in Colac Otway Shire

Colac Otway Shire Council aims to create a connected and engaged community with a reputation for supporting and celebrating its artists and creative industries as part of a new draft strategy.
The draft Creative Colac Otway – Arts and Culture Strategy 2018-2022 sets the framework for enhancing the liveability of the shire through music, film, visual art, festivals, events and literature.

Mayor Joe McCracken said the draft strategy provided a prioritised and costed action plan to guide Council’s future provision of arts, heritage and culture services. 

“Council recognises the value of arts and cultural initiatives in supporting community cohesion and generating community pride, as wel…
Digital Writer in Residence 2018Monday, January 15, 2018
Opportunity for a woman writer facing barriers to participation in the literary industry Writers Victoria is delighted to announce a new opportunity for an emerging or established Victorian woman writer to join us as a Digital Writer in Residence in 2018. The residency will provide paid writing and subsidised professional development opportunities including, but not limited to: six paid commissions of 800-1000 words to be published through Writers Victoria channels and/or partner outlets (worth $1200)provision of a complimentary Writers Victoria membership (worth $75)complimentary access to up to five online and/or in-person workshops (worth up to $725)profile-raising and facilitated networking opportunitiespaid opportunity to design and deliver a half-day workshop or seminar as part of the Writers Victoria courses and events Season 2 program (worth $550) While open to all fiction or non-fiction writers who identify as women, pri…

Creative Victoria's grants program is OPEN - between $5k & $60k

VicArts Grants program are OPEN It provides grants of between $5,000 and $60,000 for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector. Applications close 22 February. Need help with your application? Start with our Grant Tips video:

The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria's artists and smaller arts companies.  It provides one-off support for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector. The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to delivery of the arts that will build on Victoria's position as a cultural leader. Download the VicArts Grants program guidelines DOC, 224.5 KB. Funding available Applications will be accepted for requests between $5,000 and $60,000. Solo projects (i.e. one  artist working alone) are eligible to apply for up to $20,000. The program…

COPACC's 2018 Program has been released. Get along to some of these fabulous shows!


CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INFORMATION SESSIONS – Barwon South West Region - February 2018

Creative Victoria, The Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Partnerships Australia and APRA AMCOS cordially invite you to an Information Session on funding for Contemporary Music Projects and other related opportunities.
Bands, musicians, managers, labels, venue owners, bookers and other interested parties are invited to attend an Information Session focusing on a number of funding programs and initiatives. The Information Session will cover:
•   Australia Council funding •   Creative Partnerships Australia’s Australian Cultural Fund •   APRA AMCOS programs and support •   Creative Victoria’s Music Works programs
You will be able to ask questions about application processes, meet the faces behind the programs and hear what funding and support is available for your projects or practice.
Already have a project ready and looking to apply for funding? Want to know what support Creative Victoria, the Australia Council, Creative Partnerships Australia and APRA AMCOS can provide? The…

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! - An opportunity from Apollo Bay Arts Inc.

Please email for more info or to submit works for this 6 week exhibit in the Apollo Bay Arts Inc Gallery.