Home Is Where The Hall Is

It’s time again to inform you of the exciting Regional Arts Victoria project, ‘Home is Where the Hall Is’ that you may be keen to participate in. This is a unique project and we would love for you to join in! Home is Where the Halls Is is Regional Arts Victoria’s Victorian and South Australian celebration of community halls and takes place during the month of November. This initiative was originally launched in 2011 by Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and over the past years the project has seen more than 250 events registered.

Community halls are central to the ongoing energy of regional towns: they are places for gathering, celebration, emergency, crafting, mourning, baking, performing and playing. Whether they are historic or contemporary, community halls are the keepers of a rich and diverse collection of stories and memories that form the identity of the town and safeguard its values. 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.

Home Is Where The Hall Is is a grassroots arts initiative. Each November, Regional Arts Victoria showcases dozens of activities at community halls at the dedicated Home Is Where The Hall Is website: homeiswherethehallis.com. This includes a calendar of events, as well as a map, creating journeys across both states that nurture regional arts.

Home Is Where The Hall Is is a Vic & SA state-wide project that’s key to Regional Arts Victoria’s programs. This inspiring project creates a network of creative places, with many dozens of towns participating each year.

Who can participate?

  • All communities based in regional Victoria and South Australia can get involved in this project.

What’s in it for my hall?

  • This is a simple project – and a lovely way to shine a light on your hall and your community.
  • You may want to use your event as a fundraiser, to attract new committee members, to connect with other halls across your state, to support your artists, or to be part of a state-wide event.

How do I get involved?

  • Identify an event that you or your community will hold in November, or start planning a new one.
  • Online registrations open Monday 21 August 2017: homeiswherethehallis.com/register-for-an-event/
  • All events registered for Home is Where the Hall is must take place between 1 – 30 November 2017.

What does Regional Arts Victoria provide?

What we can provide is a state-wide platform and wide ranging media exposure via:

  • Inclusion of your event details on the Home is Where the Hall is website;
  • Sharing your event among our Membership and extensive networks;
  • A range of tools and resources to support you in building your community such as templates for posters, invitations, media releases.

Is there any funding

  • No, this is completely un-funded. Regional Arts Victoria is a not-for profit, membership-based organisation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the RAV Partnerships Coordinator on (03) 9644 1813 if you have any questions about Home is Where the Hall is, and note that they will be continually updating the online calendar of events so that you can see who else is organising an event in your area. We look forward to your participation and hope you choose to join us this November in celebration of our great community halls.