Home Is Where the Hall Is 2018

Registrations are now open for Home Is Where the Hall Is 2018.

Home is Where the Hall is is a celebration of community halls that takes place each November across South Australia and Victoria, when Country Arts SA partners with Regional Arts Victoria to showcase dozens of activities taking place at community halls.

A great way to shine a light on local halls, those who register events can use them to fundraise; to attract new committee members; to support artists they work with or to connect with people from other halls across SA and Victoria. All events are listed at homeiswherethehallis.com alongside a calendar of events and a directory of halls involved across both states.

Director of Partnerships at Regional Arts Victoria Liz Zito said that community halls are central to the ongoing energy of regional towns.

“Community halls were often originally built as gathering places for communities. Many people remember times they have celebrated, mourned, gathered in emergency, attended their first dance, a 21st birthday party, a wedding, or just been part of something special in a community hall,” said Zito.

“All community halls are the keepers of brilliant stories and memories that are a part of the town’s identity. In times of emergency or crisis, the community hall is the town’s refuge; in times of joy, the community hall is the town’s place for celebration.”

Country Arts SA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Saffell said the initiative is growing in South Australia.

“The number of halls that register is growing each year here in SA but it would be great to have more involved. I’d encourage communities to take part by registering any events they are organising in November in their hall. It’s completely free and you can use the opportunity to promote your event and create further awareness of your hall,” said Saffell.

Registration is free and can be done online on homeiswherethehallis.com. Any events in halls based in regional South Australia and Victoria are eligible to get involved in this initiative.

Since it was launched by then Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu in 2011, Home is Where the Hall is has had more than 300 events register.

Regional Arts Victoria and Country Arts SA work to inspire art in communities’ right across both states. Through creative facilitation, touring, education, specialised resources, artistic projects and advocacy, they develop and sustain creative communities and artistic practice all over South Australia and Victoria.

Register Your Community Hall!