Register your interest to be involved in our COVID-19 Arts Recovery Panel

Thursday, 23 April 2020

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.

Successful applicants will be advised Friday 1 May 2020.

The formation of G-CAR is one of $4.9 million in business and community support initiatives agreed by Council since March 2020.

For a list of all council business and community support measures, visit our COVID-19 page.

Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor

We 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.

The 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 to assist.

Page last updated: Thursday, 28 May 2020