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Maroondah Arts and Resilience Awards

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Nominations are now closed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate and severe impact across all levels of the arts and creative ecosystem. From reduced opportunities for arts and cultural participation within the community, to impacts on the viability of creative industries, the effects of the pandemic have been wide-reaching.

Arts and cultural activity is a key ingredient in the liveability of Maroondah, and the recovery of our local creative network is integral to a return to quality of life for the whole community.

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.

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.

Award recipients will be offered exciting prizes including performance opportunities, rehearsal space and an artist in residency program.

The award winners will be announced at the Awards which will be presented at an event (COVID restrictions permitting).

Key dates

  • Nominations open - Monday 2 August 2021, 9am
  • Nominations close - Sunday 22 August 2021, 11.59pm

Who is eligible?

Individuals and arts and cultural groups who live, work or are based in Maroondah that have made a significant contribution to the local community through the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020.

Council’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.

When answering the questions, it’s important to note the following:

  • provide relevant supporting information
  • applications not addressing the selection criteria, directly relating to work undertaken between March 2020 and the closing date, will not be considered
  • all claims, details and nomination forms are subject to authentication by the judging panel.

Preference will be given to nominees whose entry describes:

  • The challenge the pandemic has posed for the nominee.
  • How the nominee has introduced innovation into their usual practice at some stage since March 2020.
  • How the nominee has contributed to the Maroondah community through the arts and creativity since March 2020 including a list of any new initiatives or benefits.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can make a nomination. If you are nominating someone else, please ensure that the nominee has agreed.

If you need further information or would like assistance in completing the nomination form, please contact Mattie Young, Community Cultural Development Officer, on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598 or email

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