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Maroondah Arts and Resilience Awards

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate and severe impact across all levels of the arts and creative ecosystem. To acknowledge the important role the arts and creativity have played in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Council is hosting the Maroondah Arts and Resilience Awards in 2021. 

The awards will be open to Maroondah-based artists, creatives and groups across all art forms who have demonstrated innovative approaches and made outstanding contributions to the community during these very difficult times.

         More about the Maroondah Arts and Resilience Awards

Arts and Cultural Grants Program

Maroondah City Council's Arts and Cultural Grants Program supports a diverse and culturally rich Maroondah through community-driven projects, initiatives and events that increase arts profile and participation. These initiatives may focus on a wide variety of art forms.

Applications for the 2021-22 Arts and Cultural Grants Program have now closed. Applications for the 2022-23 Arts and Cultural Grants Program will open in March 2022. 

More about the Arts and Cultural Grants program

R & M McGivern Prize

The R & M McGivern Prize was established by the will of the late Muriel Evelyn McGivern and is a legacy of Muriel’s support of the arts in Maroondah. The prize is acquisitive and the winning art work becomes the property of the Maroondah City Art Collection, contributing to Council’s aim of building a high quality collection of works for the people of the Maroondah region to enjoy.

More about the R & M McGivern Prize

Annual Mayoral Art Exhibition

The Annual Mayoral Art Exhibition is a fundraiser for the Croydon Branch of the Bone Marrow Donor Institute and is supported by Maroondah City Council and the Ringwood East/Heathmont Community Bendigo Bank.

Public art commission opportunities

See current public art commission opportunities below, and if you're interested in being kept informed about future opportunities, send your contact details to

Current public art opportunities 

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