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Maroondah Arts Advisory Committee

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The arts and culture are essential to a vibrant and creative Maroondah.

Our city owes much to its many cultural strengths, its active and creative community and its popular and successful arts facilities, programs and events.

The Maroondah Arts Advisory Committee provides invaluable knowledge and advice to Council in order to assist in realising the community’s vision for its creative future,  as outlined in key strategies and policies including Maroondah 2040 and the Maroondah Arts and Cultural Development Strategy.

In particular the Committee:

  • Provides advice and support for the development and implementation of key strategic directions for arts and cultural development in Maroondah, including the Maroondah Arts and Cultural Development Strategy
  • Advocates for the arts and creative industries in Maroondah
  • Provides advice on key cultural policy and planning considerations 
  • Advises on approvals such as public art commissions and other acquisitions for the Maroondah City Council Art Collection
  • Promotes integration across other committees and advisory groups of Council including for example Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee, Maroondah Community Safety Committee and Maroondah Business Advisory Committee. 

Membership

The membership of the Committee comprises three Councillors and between five and seven community/industry representatives who live, work or who have expertise relevant to the arts and cultural development in Maroondah. Since it was first established in May 2018, the Committee has successfully contributed advice to Council including the Maroondah Arts and Cultural Development Strategy 2020 - 2025.

Terms of reference

Maroondah Arts Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (pdf, 251KB)

Maroondah Arts Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (docx, 286KB)

Call for Expressions of Interest

Council is calling for expressions of interest from community and industry representatives who live, work or have knowledge and expertise relevant to the arts, creative industries and cultural development in Maroondah and can contribute knowledge, skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Implementation of key strategic directions for arts and cultural development in Maroondah as identified in Maroondah 2040, the Maroondah Arts and Cultural Development Strategy 2020 - 2025, and key Council cultural strategies, policies and documents
  • A range of contemporary and traditional arts, cultural and creative practice
  • Cultural planning and facilities
  • Creative placemaking
  • A wide range of needs and interests across gender, age and cultural groups
  • Indigenous arts and culture
  • Creative industry development, recovery and sustainability
  • Development of strategic partnerships and resources for arts and cultural development. 

Nominate  for committee membership

Maroondah Arts Advisory Committee application  (docx, 189KB)

Maroondah Arts Advisory Committee application  (pdf, 400KB)

For more information, contact Rosalie Hastwell, Team Leader Arts and Cultural Development, on 1300 88 22 33 or rosalie.hastwell@maroondah.vic.gov.au 

13/09/2018
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