Victoria’s first Regional Centre for Culture program to launch

Bendigo Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery

Victoria’s first Regional Centre for Culture program will kick off in 2018, with a year-long program of arts and community activities set to take place in Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields and Hepburn Shires.

Inspired by an EU ‘Capital of Culture’ initiative, the Regional Centre for Culture program will celebrate local cultural projects and events. The program will also feature specially commissioned artworks, activities and community-based projects by local artists as well as leading Victorian creative practitioners.

The first major event of the program will be Artlands 2018, a highly anticipated national conference and five-day festival dedicated to regional arts. The biennial conference attracts hundreds of delegates from across Australia and will next year be held throughout Victoria in September 2018.

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