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:


Enquire here about how you can donate to help grow YVA and ensure YAVA is sustainable!   Tax Deductible

Become a Member! 

Yarra Valley Arts Rules of Incorporation

YVA Strategic Plan 2018-2021


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]

 Kate:  0411 446 070

the team

2020 YVA Committee


Denise Stevens- President 

Reggie Clark - Vice President

Lynne Acland - Secretary

Kate Kilsby - Treasurer

Ordinary Committee

Anne Tuohey

Bev Hardidge 

Diana Francis 

David Miller

Elizabeth Nyssen

Laura Windmill 

Mary Newham

Raelene Sharp

Savaad Felich 

Audit Sub-Committee

Leigh Harry

Richard McLoughlin


“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

                      Pablo Picasso