Tallarook. Yarck and Mount Beauty will play host to exciting new performances thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today congratulated Tallarook Arts Society, Yarck Mechanics Institute and Library and Upper Kiewa Valley Regional Arts who have received Labor Government support for their presentations.

The productions to receive funding include:

  • Tallarook Arts Society Inc, $11,500 for the presentation of Tallarook Arts Society’s 2018 program at the Tallarook Mechanics Institute, from April to September 2018, featuring: Anya Anastasia’s Rogue Romantic, Southern Ocean Sea Band’s Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory, Finucane & Smith’s Dance Hall. Accompanying programming will include opportunities for the local community to participate in Dance Hall and the Southern Ocean Sea Band’s performance.


  • Yarck Mechanics Institute and Library, $11,685 for the presentation of Artz@Yarck’s 2018 program at the Yarck Mechanics Institute & Library from April to October 2018. featuring: Anya Anastasia’s Rogue Romantic cabaret performance, Kieren Carroll’s comedy drama In the Mens, and Finucane & Smith’s Dance Hall.


  • Upper Kiewa Valley Regional Arts (Mount Beauty), $1,500 for the presentation of a concert by the Kate Stockwin Trio, an eclectic program encompassing classical, jazz, gypsy and Russian folk music, at the Mount Beauty Community Centre on 24 February 2018. The concert marks the first professional outing of a piano purchased by the community, and will include opportunities for the community band to engage in pre-and post-show talks with the musicians.


“These productions are exciting additions to the 2018 arts events calendar in Northern Victoria – made possible thanks to the Andrews Labor Government,” Ms Symes said.

“We’re supporting local communities so they can host festivals, programs and performances for everyone to enjoy.”

Grants of between $1,500 to $15,000 are available to support programs. The next round will close on March 15, 2018 for shows taking place from 1 June 2018 onwards. For more, visit