AMaGA Victoria is proud to be working with Regional Arts Victoria, Creative Victoria, and the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) to deliver the Victorian Government’s Regional Collections Access Program.

The Regional Collections Access Program (RCAP) is a new program to enable equipment and infrastructure upgrades at galleries and museums. The Program will support collections care and storage and facilitate the loaning and touring of collections items from Local, State, National and International lending institutions in regional and Interface Local Government Areas (LGAs). The Program aims to enable more visitors to access more collections in more locations across Victoria.

Three Tiers of funding are available through RCAP:

  • Tier 1: Grants of up to $40,000 are available to support equipment purchase and installation; and project management / specialist expertise in support of project outcomes;
  • Tier 2: Grants of up to $150,000 are available to support small-medium scale capital and/or maintenance works including equipment purchase; First People's cultural spaces; Cultural spaces; and project management / consultants / specialist expertise in support of project outcomes;
  • Tier 3: Grants of $150,000+ are available for medium-large scale capital and/or maintenance works including equipment purchase; First People's cultural spaces; Cultural spaces; and project management / consultants / specialist expertise in support of project outcomes.

 

RCAP accepts applications from members of AMaGA Victoria, PGAV or Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) who are based in one of the 48 Local Government Areas classified as ‘regional’ by the Victorian Government or one of the following 10 Interface LGAs:

  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Melton Shire Council
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

 

Applicants to this Program can apply at any time up to the closing date of 5.00pm, 24 February 2022.

Read the guidelines, and frequently asked questions

To read the Program Guidelines and see frequently asked questions, please visit the program’s main page on Regional Arts Victoria’s website.

An information session was held on 18 January 2022. You can view a recording of this session below, which includes Auslan interpretation and closed captions.

 

Contact a program partner for advice

Advisors are available to assist you with your submission:

 

Museums and historical societies should contact AMaGA Victoria to discuss their submission:

Jackie Fraser, Project Manager, Regional Collections Access Program

Email: jackiefraser@amagavic.org.au

Mobile: 0488 733 562

 

Galleries and Art Museums should contact PGAV to discuss their submission:

Anne Robertson, PGAV Executive Officer (Monday – Friday)

Email: anne.robertson@pgav.ngv.vic.gov.au

Mobile: 0403 268 017

 

Apply now

Applications must be made through Regional Arts Victoria. Click here to visit the Program’s website and begin your application.

 

Image: Geelong Gallery collection store. Image courtesy of Geelong Gallery. Photo: Matt O’Donnell.