Vibrant arts and culture

We treasure Geelong’s culture and heritage and will help our creative community to grow.

Key priorities

  • Incorporating arts and cultural initiatives into infrastructure development, to enhance our sense of place.
  • Recognising and sharing our heritage through storytelling.
  • Recognising and celebrating Geelong’s Aboriginal culture and history.
  • Working with galleries and museums to improve our public art and heritage offering.
  • Attracting new, and supporting existing, creative industries.
  • Delivering UNESCO City of Design creative outcomes, including:
    • National Wool Museum Master Plan
    • Geelong Gallery redevelopment
    • Mountain to Mouth
    • Geelong After Dark
    • Cultural trails.
  • Working with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation to deliver efficient and effective services and programs.

Our aims 2019-2020

  • Adopt and implement the first year of the Cultural Strategy.
  • Continue the support and delivery of Geelong’s iconic arts and cultural events and programs.
  • Undertake the Geelong Gallery redevelopment business case in partnership with the Geelong Gallery.
  • Continue remedial works of Osborne House.
  • Continue to work across all Council events to link and emphasise Aboriginal culture and history.
  • Assist cultural venues to cross-promote programs and events.
  • Support the development and promotion of local artists, arts organisations and live music.
  • Adopt and implement recommendations of the Strategic Plan for Use and Management of Geelong’s Heritage Assets.

Measures of success

  • Increased number of objects actively cared for within our arts and heritage collections.
  • Increased access to cultural collections through on-line engagement.
  • 20 per cent active library members in the municipality.
  • Increased employment in creative occupations.
  • Maintain visitation to our key cultural facilities (National Wool Museum, Potato Shed, Geelong Gallery, Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre).

Page last updated: Monday, 2 August 2021