About Arts & Culture in the Shire
During 2020 Moorabool Shire Council developed the Shire’s first Arts and Culture Strategy. It has been produced to guide how Council and the community can work together to develop a flourishing creative scene across the Shire. This means establishing an environment where our community can make or enjoy visual art, music, theatre, performance, writing, craft, or any other creative endeavour they wish to pursue.
This is a transformative undertaking. Building our creative communities will strengthen the Shire and create a link between Melbourne and the wider Western region.
To be a regional home for thriving creative communities.
Achieving this will create:
- A vibrant and connected Shire
- Health and inclusive communities, and
- A sustainable creative sector
Strategy cover artwork: Ba-gurrk Guliwan Malka (Men and Women’s shield of Protection) by Wadawurrung artist Dr Deanne Gilson.
Public Art and Collections Policy
A key deliverable of the Arts and Culture Strategy is the development of a Public Art and Collections Policy to encourage and support the growth of public art in the Shire. Research shows enhancing our communities through public art directly supports cultural tourism and economic development strategies, especially in regional areas.
In June 2022 Council endorsed its first Public Art and Collections Policy after a detailed and thorough consultation process. The policy provides a framework to ensure Moorabool Shire Council's Public Art Collection is high quality, well maintained, and represents the Shire communities and cultural heritage.
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