The City of Greater Geelong
is developing a municipal Arts and Cultural Strategy, which will set the
direction for further strengthening arts and culture in Geelong.
It will build on the arts,
culture and heritage recovery initiatives announced this month and identify key
priorities guiding Council investment and programs from 2020 – 2030.
An important part of
developing this strategy is direct consultation with the communities that
contribute to Geelong’s vibrant cultural life.
We are seeking further input
from individuals and those that work in the creative industries, creative
education, cultural and heritage organisations, businesses, or neighbourhood
creative hubs to assist us as we develop a new Arts and Cultural Strategy.
We invite you to participate in this engagement before 5pm on Wednesday 12 August.
Read more about the key themes and issues. What do they
mean to you, your creative career or practice, your organisation, business or
sector? What do you see as our collective priorities? What’s missing? Respond
to our questions in the survey or ask your own. Share your ideas on the Ideas
We are also facilitating
workshops and you can register your interest in a sector focus group
These will be round
table-style sessions, encouraging open dialogue to explore success factors,
challenges and future needs of the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.
We welcome everyone to have
your say on the future direction of arts, culture and heritage in Greater
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
Greater Geelong has its own
unique and vibrant culture that brings joy to all in the region. We need to hear directly
from the people in this sector, so we can strategically shape further support
and investment going into the future.
Cr Trent Sullivan, Chair, Arts, Culture and Heritage
really encourage those who work in creative and heritage industries to get
involved in engagement so the City can really understand their needs, the
challenges they’re facing as a result of the pandemic and collective
strategy will go towards strengthening the sector and will guide council
investment and programs.