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Moving Stories: Mobile Arts + Culture

Moving Stories

Moving Stories is a Maroondah City Council initiative that encourages schools, community and arts and cultural groups to learn about Maroondah’s cultural heritage by borrowing and showcasing artworks created by local artists which have a strong cultural message relevant to our city. 

Moving Stories celebrates and promotes arts and culture and enables communities across Maroondah to participate and engage in contemporary forms of cultural expression. Moving Stories artworks are able to be borrowed to sites throughout Maroondah.   Some artworks are also supported by material as a stimulus for cultural discussion. 


Moving Stories is free for use by approved arts, cultural and community organisations in Maroondah.  It is recommended arts, cultural and community organisations approach the relevant artists and/or subjects to contribute to their program through arts and cultural workshops and speaking opportunities. 


Applicants must:

  • be an incorporated school, community or arts and culture group with not-for-profit status or auspiced by an eligible organisation
  • be located within, or servicing, the Maroondah Community

Selection process

  • Applications are welcome on an ongoing basis throughout the year from schools, community and arts and cultural groups wishing to access this arts and cultural resource.
  • Priority is given to applications with context and/or connection to the local community which increase increase participation and profile of arts and culture across Maroondah and encourages the community to participate in Maroondah’s arts and cultural scene.
  • Hanging and care instructions, as detailed by the artist, are provided and it is the borrower’s responsibility to take all due care. 
  • The borrower shall accept all responsibility for travel, installation, care (and repair costs if necessary) associated with the borrowed artwork.

How to apply

People interested in submitting an application are advised to discuss the benefits of the cultural significance of the artworks to their organisation first with the Arts and Cultural Development Officer.

Applications should be submitted no later than 3 weeks prior to proposed use. 

Please complete the Moving Stories application form in full. Only complete applications will be considered.


You can apply:

Background information, artist's advice on dimensions, hanging and care instructions

Moving Stories - Background information and artists advice  (pdf, 736KB)

Moving Stories - Background information and artists advice  (docx, 2MB)

Next steps

  • All applications will be acknowledged by email upon receipt
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by email
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Moving Stories support

Arts and Cultural Development staff will provide advice on usage, promotion, artist liaison and access to relevant support material.

Advice by the relevant artists on installation requirements of artworks is also provided.


Borrowers are required to collect and deliver the artworks. 

Transport is the sole responsibility of the borrower.  Dimensions of artworks are provided in the attached background information


Maroondah City Council does not accept liability for transport, installation and condition of the artwork.  It is recommended that borrowers seek advice on public liability requirements for public display of the artwork.  

Prayer Hands” (Image by Andy Drewitt)Prayer Hands” (Image by Andy Drewitt)


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