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Regional Centre for Culture 2018

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Read all about the latest details and information on our shire's involvement in the Regional Centre for Culture 2018.

The official launch of the Regional Centre for Culture is set for late November 2017. Key dates and the first wave of events including funded projects will be announced at this time. Stay tuned for further information…

What is the Regional Centre for Culture?

The Regional Centre for Culture (RCC) 2018 is an initiative of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria in partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Clans Corporation, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Central Goldfields Shire, City of Greater Bendigo and Hepburn Shire.

Inspired by a European Union 'Capital of Culture' initiative, the Regional Centre for Culture program will shine a spotlight on local creativity, culture and events. The program will also include specially commissioned artworks, activities and community-based projects by local artists as well as leading Victorian creative practitioners.

Our area has been named the first Regional Centre for Culture because of its significant reputation in the arts, creativity and community expression.

How you can get involved

Are you an artist or member of an arts group?

Do you run a business or work for a community organisation in the designated Regional Centre for Culture 2018 area?

Register your interest and find out more by visiting the Creative Victoria and RCC website.

Latest announcements

Stay up to date

RCC grant announcements are set for the end of November 2017. However, this is not your only opportunity to get involved. If you would like to be kept up to date make sure you register your interest.

You can also check out the RCC Facebook page.


ARTLANDS is part of the RCC program and the dates have been set for 10 – 14 October 2018. Promising to be regional Australia’s biggest arts event, it will be centred on Bendigo and Castlemaine as well as presenting experiences all across the state. Find out more about ARTLANDS.

Promote your event

RCC shines a light on culture in its broadest sense: food, wine, art, performance, music, markets, hiking, film, gardening, landscape... culture! Time Out is partnering with the RCC to host a hub of events online offering free listings for individuals and organisations to promote their events. If you are organising an event, individual artist planning a performance or exhibition this opportunity is for you - simply complete the Submit a Proposal form. For more information you can email the RCC team.

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