Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Gippsland Acoustic Music Club is gearing up to bring the best of the arts to Tyers thanks to a $2,500 grant through the Victorian Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today congratulated the group which has received support present a five show program in 2018 at Tyers Hall. The program will include performances from the 2018 Café Culture Series: Pacific Belles, a musical celebration of songs from the 1940s; the cabaret performance Red Dress & the Sugar Man; Dr Crask & His Swingin’ Elixir Band; and Parvyn Singh’s A Night of Bollywood. The program will also include Totally Gourdgeous, a performance featuring music played on instruments made from gourds, accompanied by an instrument making workshop.

Gippsland Acoustic Music Club is one of 12 regionally-based presenters that will share in grants totaling $66,249 through the latest round of the program.

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.

Grants of between $1,500 and $15,000 are available to support the presentation of a single show or live event, a series of shows or an annual program.

The Small Regional Presenters program opens for applications three times each year. To find out more about the program, or the latest recipients, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

“Congratulations to the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club which has a great track record for presenting dynamic shows in our region. The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support your work.”

“Small Regional Presenters program is part of our commitment to ensuring that regionally-based Victorians have the same access to high quality creative experience as our metro counterparts – with this program, along with 2018 Café Culture Series at the Bena Hall and Serenade at Sunset at Grantville, it shows we have so much to look forward to in the coming months.”