Yarra Valley Arts is a not-for-profit organisation with a 30+ year history of enhancing the cultural lives of those who live, work and visit in the Yarra Valley. Our primary purpose is to support the development and promotion of arts and culture in the Yarra Valley. This takes the form of providing opportunties and education for the creative practitioners from all branches of the arts and to connect and inspire visitors to the Yarra Valley.
Yarra Valley Arts is run by a voluntary Committee of Management that meets once a month to plan events and activities for the year. We welcome member involvement on events so please contact us if you have skills and time and would like to be part of the vibrant local art scene.
We are very grateful for the philanthropic grant from the Margaret Lawrence Bequest which has enabled YVA to open our first home base - YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub and employing a Gallery Director.
The major events which are a regular feature on the annual calendar are:
Members networking events ie Casual Catch-Ups
Inspiring & educational conversations
Exhibitions and workshops
Donate here to help grow YVA and ensure YAVA is sustainable! Tex Deductible
Become a Member!
Yarra Valley Arts offers an Auspice Service which allows individuals or non-incorporated groups to apply for funding. (we manage your grant money for appropriate arts events/programs)
Please note that applicants applying for auspicing must be a YVA Member and are required to comply with all funding requirements including Insurance, Child Safety Standards and other grant requirements.
If you have an idea for an arts related project please contact us for advice, assistance or support. [email protected]
2020 YVA Committee
Denise Stevens- President
Reggie Clark - Vice President
Lynne Acland - Secretary
Kate Kilsby - Treasurer
YAVA Committee of Management (2019)
Kate Baker - Chair
Andrew Chew - Gallery Director
(Jan Cochrane-Harry: Funder Representative)
[New Committee to be determined at February 2020 YVA Meeting]
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”