Information Library and Resources

Welcome to the Regional Arts Victoria Members’ Information and Resource Library. In this area you will find a broad range of tools to assist you with your artistic development, project planning, and marketing.

We will continue to add tools on an ongoing basis so be sure to check in regularly to see what’s available for you!

COVID-19

  • If you suspect you may have COVID-19 call the dedicated Department of Health (Victoria) hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days. Press 0 for an interpreter, if required: 1800 675 398

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential phone counselling service, available to anyone who works in Australian music or the arts and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: 1800 959 500
  • The Arts Wellbeing Collective leads mental health initiatives to help people stay well and thrive in the performing arts industry
  • Lifeline – text, chat or call for support

Funding

  • The Funding Centre – As a Member of Regional Arts Victoria, you are eligible for a subscription to the Funding Centre’s online grant finder! Haven’t received your login details yet? Contact membership@rav.net.au. In the meantime, check out the Funding Centre’s most recent newsletter via Individual Member Benefits or Organisation Member Benefits
  • Australia Council Funding Index – The Australia Council for the Arts is Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. They have grants available for projects, professional development and more!
  • Creative Victoria Funding Calendar – Creative Victoria is the state government body for the creative industries. There might be a funding opportunity here for you or your organisation
  • Local Government – Your local council may have grants available to help fund your creative practice or organisation. Find out which Local Government Area you’re in and visit your Council’s website for more information
  • Regional Arts Fund – Regional Arts Victoria administers Regional Arts Fund grants on behalf of the Australian Government via Regional Arts Australia
  • FRRR (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal) – Check out FRRR’s grant opportunities
  • Regional Development Victoria – Did you know that Regional Development Victoria has grants that could be relevant to you?
  • NAVA Visual Arts Grants – The National Association for the Visual Arts administers grants for visual artists and curators. Is that you?
  • APRA AMCOS Music Grants – Grants for music makers and shakers
  • Film Victoria – Funding for film development & production and games
  • VicHealth – VicHealth believes in arts & culture for improving health and wellbeing. Sort by ‘Arts and Wellbeing’ for opportunities relevant to you!
  • Creative Partnerships Australia – New to philanthropy? Access a range of resources, free coaching and mentoring, professional development opportunities and fundraising platforms via Creative Partnerships Australia. Learn how to develop a sustainable practice by building relationships with supporters and investors
  • Crowdfunding Platforms – Find out which crowdfunding platform is right for you! Australian Cultural FundPozibleGo Fund Me, or something else?

Marketing

  • How to write a media release – A set of tips for writing the best media release to get your work out to the public.
  • How to write a marketing plan – A guide to researching, setting goals, tracking and reviewing your small arts organisation’s marketing plan.
  • Language and accessibiliy – This guide refers to best practices on how to speak about disability and how to avoid ableist phrasing. 
  • Know Your Audience – Knowing who your audience is – or who you want it to be – is integral to the success of your event or organisation. This guide will help you streamline your marketing strategies to reach the right people.
  • Choosing the right social media platform for a small arts organisation – New technology can be overwhelming, but your social media experience doesn’t need to be! Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of the big social platforms for your project or organisation.
  • Guide to Live Tweeting – Live Tweeting is a great way to capture key messages and discussions taking place at an event, and share thes with your Twitter audince. When done sucessfully it’s also a way of engaging with new twitter users. This guide gives you some great tipps to get you started! 
  • How to Create Your Marketing Toolkit – Do you have an arts project or event that you would like to share with the world? Are you looking for the easiest way to spread the word about it? A great place to start is to create yourself a Marketing Toolkit! 
  • Free Online Event Listings – Event listings are a great way to increase the profile and audience participation in your event. This Member Resource provides a great starting point! 
  • How to create effective event listings – This guide will help you write compelling event listings, including what kind of information to include and the best images to use.
  • Understanding Copyright – An introduction to Australian Copyright law and links through to some key resources by the Australian Copyright Council. 

Planning

  • Sending good emails – Tips to get the most out of this essential form of communication.
  • Critical reflection on practice – Regional Arts Victoria’s Director Esther Anatolitis shares a set of provocations to help assess the health of your creative practice.
  • Planning and decision-making – From agenda setting to strategic planning, this Member Resource sets out some key points to recognising and refining your planning and decision making processes. 
  • Budget Tip Sheet – Some quick tips to get you or your organisation started on a project budget.
  • Language & Accessibility – a guide to best practices recognised by Arts Access Australia on the language used to refer to people with disability, as well as the definition and examples of ableist language.
  • Making a Start – Don’t know where to begin with a big idea? It’s exciting to know that you could create something fabulous, but frustrating when you just don’t know where to start! 
  • Mentally Healthy Workplaces – Learn what makes a workplace healthy, how to combat stigma and access a range of valuable mental health resources.
  • Working with our Education & Families team – Find out how you can get involved with our team taking high quality arts experiences to schools and communities.
  • Minuting Meetings – Need to minute a meeting? Here are some helpful tips!

Advocacy

  • Why Advocate? – What is Advocacy? Why does art need it? What can I do?

Regional Arts Victoria’s Member Resources are for members only – they’re a key benefit of your membership.