Opportunity to help shape public art in the shire

Published on 31 January 2023

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Are you interested in advising Council on public art, both present and future?

Moorabool Shire Council is seeking up to six committee members to represent the local arts and creative communities, following the endorsement of the shire’s first public art and collections policy in June 2022.

Mayor, Cr Rod Ward said the Public Art and Collections Advisory Committee is an exciting opportunity for the local creative community to advise on the direction of public art and Council’s existing collection in our rapidly growing shire.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the shire’s passionate arts community to provide their expertise, inform decision-making, and leave a legacy for the community in our beautiful area”. 

“Towns gain real value through public art, and the addition and inclusion of art into any environment plays a significant role in the encouragement of lasting economic growth. By tapping into the tourist and visitor economy markets, public art generates excitement and ultimately leads to increased tourism, which benefits surrounding businesses.” 

Public art adds value to the cultural, aesthetic and economic vitality of a community. It contributes to a community’s identity, fosters community pride and a sense of belonging, and enhances the quality of life for its residents and visitors.  

Applications to the committee are through an open expression of interest process. Council encourages applications from people with a connection to the creative industries, and those who have exhibition, public art, community engagement, art collections or education experience. First nations community members are strongly encouraged to consider applying.   

The Public Art and Collections Advisory Committee (PACAC) is an action from Council’s first Arts and Culture Strategy. 

Expressions of interest close Monday 20 February, 5pm.

For more information go to moorabool.vic.gov.au/PACAC 

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