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Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy

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To begin work on this valuable strategic plan, Council is asking community members who live, work, play and create in Golden Plains to share their thoughts on all things Arts, Culture and Heritage.

About

About: 

The Golden Plains Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 will build on Council’s current commitment to developing, strengthening and celebrating local arts, culture and heritage in our communities. The new strategy will respond directly to the relevant strategic objectives of the Council Plan, in line with the Golden Plains Community Vision 2040.

An arts and culture plan or strategy is developed every four years for Golden Plains Shire and for the first time, the Strategy for 2022-2026 will also incorporate heritage, in acknowledgement of its key role in Council’s Arts & Culture portfolio of projects and programs.

To begin work on this valuable strategic plan, Council is asking everyone who lives, works, plays and creates in Golden Plains to share their thoughts on all things Arts, Culture and Heritage.

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

There are several valuable ways to get involved and support the development of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy, including completing a survey, attending a workshop or joining the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy Reference Group.

Complete the Arts, Culture and Heritage Survey

The submission period for the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy Survey has been extended to 11.59pm, Wednesday 23 June, 2021. The survey and can be completed online here.

Complete the survey

Paper copies are also available at Council's Customer Service Centres, 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn or The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale. Completed paper surveys can be:

  • Emailed to [email protected]
  • Mailed to Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, VIC, 3331, marked ‘Attention: Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Dropped your completed form at a Council Service Centre

 

Attend an Arts, Culture and Heritage focus group workshop

The workshops are a valuable opportunity for Council to hear in more detail what community members want from its Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy.

There are Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy workshops on the following dates:

Tuesday 15 June

6.30 to 8pm: Online Zoom Workshop Theme: Creative Communities

Register here

Wednesday 16 June

10am to 12pm: Meredith History Centre, 31 Staughton Street, Meredith. Theme: History

Register here

2 to 4pm: Kate Wise Artist Studio, 32 Kent Drive, Haddon. Theme: Creative Industry

Register here

Thursday 17 June

10am to 12pm: Rokewood Memorial Hall, Ferrars Street, Rokewood. Theme: Creative Communities

Please note this is workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience

Register here

1.30 to 3.30pm: Thru the Gate Café, 42 Brooke Street, Smythesdale. Theme: Festivals and Events

Register here

5.30 to 7.30pm: Bannockburn Cultural Centre, 27 High Street, Bannockburn. Theme: Creative Communities

Register here

Friday 18 June

10 to 11.30am: Online Zoom Workshop. Theme: Creative Communities

Please note this is workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience

Wednesday 23 June

5.30 to 6.30pm: Online Zoom Workshop. Theme: Creative Communities - YOUTH.

Register here

Space in the workshops is limited and registration is essential. To register workshop attendance, click on the links above or call 5220 7109.

There will also be informal coffee consultations with Council’s Arts & Culture Advisor at Inverleigh, Rokewood, Maude and Linton in the week from 21 to 25 June, with locations and times to be confirmed.

If you are unable to make it to a focus group or would prefer an individual conversation with our Arts & Culture Advisor, please submit a meeting request to [email protected], indicating preferred days and times. These meetings can be conducted via phone, virtual platform, or face-to-face (COVID-19 restrictions permitting and subject to demand).

 

Join the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy Reference Group

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy Reference Group will provide Council with further insight into community values and priorities in relation to arts, culture and heritage within the Shire. Specifically, the Reference Group will:

  • Review and make comment on the Draft Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy
  • Further refine concepts and priorities identified through the community engagement and consultation process (meetings, presentations, survey feedback and focus group workshops)
  • Contribute a more detailed vision for Arts, Culture and Heritage development in Golden Plains via a more detailed workshop agenda.

The Strategy Reference Group has been created to ensure that community members actively guide the development of the strategies key themes and to ensure that the Strategy truly reflects the aspirations of our creative communities into the future.

Expressions of Interest closed at 4pm, Friday 21 May, 2021. Thank you to everyone who completed an Expression of Interest to join the Reference Group

Timeline

Thursday 13 May

Arts, Culture and Heritage Survey opens

Friday 21 May

Reference Groups EOIs close (4pm)

Wednesday 26 May

Reference Group Meeting

Wednesday 9 June

Reference Group Workshop

Tuesday 15 June

Online Zoom Workshop. Theme: Creative Communities

Wednesday 16 June

In-Person Workshops:

10am to 12pm: Meredith History Centre, 31 Staughton Street, Meredith. Theme: History

2 to 4pm: Kate Wise Artist Studio, 32 Kent Drive, Haddon. Theme: Creative Industry

Thursday 17 June

In-Person Workshops:

10am to 12pm: Rokewood Memorial Hall, Ferrars Street, Rokewood.Theme: Creative Communities (Cancelled)

1.30 to 3.30pm: Thru the Gate Café, 42 Brooke Street, Smythesdale. Theme: Festivals and Events

5.30 to 7.30pm: Bannockburn Cultural Centre, High Street, Bannockburn. Theme: Creative Communities

Friday 18 June

Online Zoom Workshop. Theme: Creative Communities (Cancelled)

Wednesday 23 June

Arts, Culture and Heritage Survey closes

5.30 to 6.30pm: Online Zoom Workshop. Theme: Creative Communities - YOUTH.
Register here: 
https://creative_communities_youth.eventbrite.com.au

Contact Information

Arts & Culture Advisor
5320 7111
Project Category: 
Arts and Culture
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Project Status: 
Current Project
The Golden Plains Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 will build on Council’s current commitment to developing, strengthening and celebrating local arts, culture and heritage in our communities.

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