As we continue our efforts to help residents and the broader community
impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), we are inviting individual artists and
arts sector representatives to register their interest in being a member of
Geelong COVID-19 Arts Recovery (G-CAR), a new arts advisory panel for the City of Greater Geelong. The
decision to support the Arts community was taken by Council at our 14 April 2020 meeting by allocating $20,000 towards the new panel’s operations.
We have established G-CAR to hear first-hand from people
working in the arts, cultural, entertainment and heritage sectors to understand
how the pandemic is affecting professional practices.
This will help us to respond with new insights
and programs designed to support the healing, strengthening and future
evolution of our creative communities.
Our Arts & Culture Department will select
individuals for G-CAR to achieve broad industry and cultural representation. Representatives will be paid an industry
standard sitting fee.
Details related to the number and regularity of
meetings are to be determined.
The first G-CAR meeting will be held from
6:00pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday 6 May 2020 (details to be confirmed).
To register your interest, visit Geelong Regional Arts Atlas page.
Applications close 5:00pm Thursday 30 April 2020.
applicants will be advised Friday 1 May 2020.
formation of G-CAR is one of $4.9 million in business and community support
initiatives agreed by Council since March 2020.
a list of all council business and community support measures, visit our COVID-19 page.
Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor
know our region’s wonderful arts and culture sector has been hit unbelievably
hard by this crisis and we are determined to do what we can do to help.
formation of G-CAR is a good starting point towards developing further measures
that will help the industry get back on its feet. By creating a committee of
experts across a range of arts and culture disciplines, we’ll be able to
understand exactly where the biggest challenges are and what the council can do