Have Your Say on the future of Arts & Culture in Geelong

Beta Bee at Geelong After Dark 2018 photo by Cormac Hanrahan

Posted 7 August 2020

The City of Greater Geelong is developing a municipal Arts and Cultural Strategy, which will set the direction for further strengthening arts and culture in Geelong. It will build on the arts, culture and heritage recovery initiatives announced this month and identify key priorities guiding Council investment and programs from 2020 – 2030. An important Read More »

Workplace Wellness Festival FREE Registration for Victorians

Posted 6 August 2020

Workplace Wellness Festival FREE Registration for Victorians Individuals living in Victoria right now are subject to unprecedented restrictions on their movement to contain the spread of Covid-19. This presents real physical and mental challenges. This considered, The Workplace Wellness Festival is inviting ALL Victorians to join in to biggest workplace health and wellbeing event. The Read More »

Local Cultural Venue Updates

Posted 6 August 2020

Local Cultural Venue Updates Important Update: In line with the Victorian Government Stage 3 Restrictions for our region to help combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) all arts and cultural venues throughout Geelong are now closed until further notice. BUT… you can jump online and view virtual exhibitions, live events and talks and experience art Read More »

Have Your Say! M2M Review

Posted 6 August 2020

Have Your Say! M2M Review Be Quick! Engagement closes 5pm Monday 3 August 2020. City of Greater Geelong invites you to share your thoughts on Geelong’s award-winning Mountain to Mouth Arts Walk. After ten years of Mountain to Mouth, the City is reviewing the event to ensure it remains responsive to the needs and desires Read More »

Applications open for Geelong Design Week 2021

Posted 6 August 2020

Applications open for Geelong Design Week 2021 The City of Greater Geelong is inviting applications from organisations, community groups and individuals to participate as event hosts for Geelong Design Week 2021, responding to the theme: Unpredictable. Geelong Design Week 2021, is to be held from 18 to 28 March, celebrating how design can help us Read More »

The Blues Train Music Venue Calling On Your Support

Posted 6 August 2020

The Blues Train Music Venue Calling On Your Support Many cultural institutions, events and festival based venues and businesses, have been hit hard. Now more than ever businesses need your support as the second wave arrives and restrictions come back into place. Australia’s longest running blues music venue is one of the many businesses that Read More »

Stella Young Award 2020 Giving Young Disabled artists recognition for their impact.

Posted 6 August 2020

Stella Young Award 2020 Giving Young Disabled artists recognition for their impact. Arts Access Victoria cherishes the memory of their collaborator Stella Young and honours her by awarding a young Australian disabled artist each year with $3,000. The Stella Young Award was established in 2018 in Young’s name. It recognises her impact on society through Read More »

A festival filled with the worlds best writers launches tomorrow

Posted 6 August 2020

A festival filled with the worlds best writers launches tomorrow: Melbourne Writers Festival Get ready! Melbourne Writers Festival Digital begins this Friday. Throughout August explore an inspiring line-up of  more than 100 of the world’s best writers and thinkers as they converge under the banner of the Festivals theme: Attention. In a series of online Read More »

Geelong Arts Centre hosts a free live-stream performance of The Super Show 

Posted 30 July 2020

Geelong Arts Centre hosts a free live-stream performance of The Super Show “It’s time to fasten your cape, lace up your dancing shoes and get your whole family moving! Fresh creative entertainment are bringing a free live-streamed performance of ‘the Super Show’ to Geelong Arts Centre’s digital stage from 3pm, Saturday 8 august. Tune in Read More »

Platform Arts creating opportunities for emerging artists with new residency program

The Platform LAB supports emerging artists

Posted 30 July 2020

Platform Arts creating opportunities for emerging artists with new residency program Platform Arts is now accepting applications for LAB, a new $5000 residency and program for emerging artists and collectives in Geelong. Following the success of the Adopt a Seat fundraiser and Brackets Art Prize, Platform Arts is excited to offer this substantial opportunity for Read More »

Grants and funding boosting creative sector

Posted 30 July 2020

Grants and funding boosting creative sector Creatives across Victoria have been receiving support to enable individuals and organisations to keep working, adapting and creating through the pandemic. Keeping creativity alive, Geelong’s Festival of Glass has been announced as one of the creative festivals which will receive funding support. A huge set of grants and funding Read More »

Geelong Youth Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Posted 30 July 2020

Geelong Youth Awards 2020 Winners Announced Six young people around Geelong have been recognized and celebrated for their outstanding contributions in their community for the 2020 Youth Awards. The six Youth Award winners were announced via livestream on the City’s YouTube channel on Monday 27 July at 6pm. The awards recognise the positive impacts young Read More »

Get walking! Discover 20th Century Geelong

Posted 30 July 2020

Get walking! Discover 20th Century Geelong The 20th Century walking package is for all locals, visitors and tourists who are coming to/in Geelong! Still available, the booklet Highlights of Geelong’s 20th Century Architecture. The CBD Walk takes one and a half – two hours, starting and ending in Johnstone Park at the Hitchcock Memorial Bandstand. Read More »

CentreStage Geelong brings feel good ways to stay safe during COVID

Posted 30 July 2020

CentreStage Geelong brings feel good ways to stay safe during COVID Recently, the CentreStage team ran a project on how to maintain positive health and wellbeing during Covid-19. They shared their winner (Trent) explaining his daily activities. Make sure you stay safe, view the winning project below. This project was created in participation with West Read More »

VMDO: In Conversation with Maylene Slater-Burns founder of (FNWIMCV)

Posted 30 July 2020

VMDO: In Conversation with Maylene Slater-Burns founder of (FNWIMCV) With the recent launch of First Nations Women in Music Victoria (FNWIMV), a new program for First Nations female identifying musicians and creatives in Victoria, VMDO spoke to founder Maylene Slater-Burns about her motivation behind starting the program and the impact it will have on the Read More »

BLEED Festival Kicks Off

Posted 30 July 2020

BLEED Festival Kicks Off Participate in the 10-week, accessible, digital festival! Filled with live music and performances, explore a 3D visual work and join online talks in multiple accessible formats such as audio description, Auslan interpretation, transcripts and more. Join in for weeks three-to-four where curator Alex Kelly and award-winning artist, writer and filmmaker David Pledger team-up on Read More »

Isol-Aid Music Festival witnessed our local music talent

Posted 23 July 2020

Isol-Aid Music Festival witnessed our local music talent Isol-Aid Music Streaming festival last Saturday saw the Sounds of Geelong and The Bellarine program featuring 17 local musicians play alongside musicians from around Australia and the USA to a large international audience.    Geelong and The Bellarine is home to so many talented and passionate musicians Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival is postponed until 2021

Posted 23 July 2020

Queenscliff Music Festival is postponed until 2021 The Queenscliff Music Festival was coming up to it’s 24th iteration. This week the Festival announced the difficult decision to not proceed this November and will be postponing until November 26-28, 2021. The festival has an abundance of supporters, regular attendees, Q-Crew, sponsors, community members, artists, crew and Read More »

A showcase of artworks from artist with a living disability

Posted 23 July 2020

A showcase of artworks from artist with a living disability Rachinger Gallery is proud to host genU’s annual art exhibition, artX. ArtX has ten years of history, celebrating artists who identify as living with disability and or have a history of mental health. The exhibition embraces diversity, inclusiveness and celebrates amazing talent.  This year the Read More »

Locals get creative making face masks

Posted 23 July 2020

Locals get creative making face masks As we continue to face a global pandemic, the importance of health and safety in our home and in the community is crucial. The second wave has swept through Victoria and as a result the state government is urging residents to wear masks when they leave their home. Although Read More »

Applications open for 2020-2021 Grants

Posted 16 July 2020

Applications open for 2020-2021 Grants City of Greater Geelong has announced more than $4.33 million in funding. The expanded 2020-21 Grants program provides opportunities for community groups and organisations to apply and receive funding support. The program encourages and promotes the funding of new and innovative projects across a range of sectors and industries. See Read More »

Live Next Week: Online Grant Information Sessions

Posted 16 July 2020

Live Next Week: Online Grant Information Sessions Are you an individual artist, community group or an organisation interested in applying for the 2020-21 Grants program ? Grant Information Sessions are coming next week! These sessions will provide details about three grant opportunities funded by City of Greater Geelong, which all open this Friday 17 July: Read More »

Geelong in the spotlight: ISOAID Announces Artist Lineup

Posted 16 July 2020

Geelong in the spotlight: ISOLAID Announces Artist Lineup Sit back and take in the best of our region this weekend. Tune in Saturday 18 July: 2-4pm, when the award winning online music festival Isol-Aid shines the spotlight on Geelong and the Bellarine, the first regional centre in Australia to be showcased. “Geelong and The Bellarine Read More »

Shedding the Blues Restarting Face-to-Face Sessions

Posted 16 July 2020

Shedding the Blues Restarting Face-to-Face Sessions “…Guys who love their music have been meeting via Zoom since early March when COVID-19 restrictions hit” – Des Gorman, Coordinator of Shedding the Blues. The new and innovative way of staying connected through music has availed the retired or soon-to-be-retired men across the Bellarine and East Geelong with Read More »

Geelong Gallery providing Connection + Art at home

Posted 16 July 2020

Geelong Gallery providing Connection + Art at home Do you care for someone with a disability or specific access needs? Art + Connect @ Home provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on their life experiences, express ideas or appreciate something different from their home environment. Through four easy steps you will learn how to Read More »

COVID-19 Music Industry Impacts Study

Posted 16 July 2020

COVID-19 Music Industry Impacts Study Calling all Victorians in the Music Industry! Do you live in Victoria and worked in music – on the creative or business side – in the last 12 months? VMDO want to hear from you about your experiences of the COVID lockdown, and more importantly, your ideas about what the Read More »

Wayapawarr Watnanda Marangee: A COVID-19 Arts Response Project

Posted 16 July 2020

Wayapawarr Watnanda Marangee: A COVID-19 Arts Response Project An extraordinary project from Aunty Bronwyn Razem and Katja Nedoluha: Wayapawarr Watnanda Marangee is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project invites everyone to engage their hands and hearts, and be part of creating a giant tapestry of woven circles to show our resilience, feel empowered Read More »

Save The Date! More Creative Community Grants Are Coming!

Posted 9 July 2020

Save The Date! More Creative Community Grants Are Coming! The next round of Creative Communities Grants will open next week on 17 July, along with an all-new Geelong COVID-19 Arts Recovery Grants programme! Keep an eye out for next week’s Arts Bulletin for full details, including dates for grant-writing workshops and Info Sessions.

Have Your Say: Mountain to Mouth

Posted 9 July 2020

Have Your Say: Mountain to Mouth The City of Greater Geelong is asking the community to share their thoughts on Geelong’s award-winning Mountain to Mouth Arts Walk. A two-day arts journey of discovery from the You Yangs to Barwon Heads, Mountain to Mouth has brought people together through shared experiences of arts, to celebrate our Read More »

Janne Kearney wins Queensland’s biggest small-scale art prize, taking home $20000

Posted 9 July 2020

Janne Kearney wins Queensland’s biggest small-scale art prize, taking home $20,000 Local but internationally accomplished artist, Janne Kearney wins Queensland’s biggest small-scale art prize, taking home $20000. Queensland’s Lethbridge Gallery presents the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award annually, it’s Australia’s largest small-scale art award. This art competition has established a national and international reputation for Read More »

HYSTERICA Theatre Performance Postponed

Posted 9 July 2020

HYSTERICA Theatre Performance Postponed Skin of our Teeth Productions has announced that their glorious production of HYSTERICA will be postponed until May 2021. The opening was set to be in eight weeks with one show already sold out and only 40 tickets left across the season! Showcasing eight monologues of women you’ve never heard of Read More »

Geelong Small Business Festival is back in 2020

Posted 9 July 2020

Geelong Small Business Festival is back in 2020 Geelong Small Business Festival is back in 2020 and will be held from 1 – 18 September! Expressions of Interest are now open for businesses and business experts to host these events. It has been a very challenging time for businesses and for the broader community. Naturally Read More »

Council kicks in to reboot local arts and culture

Posted 9 July 2020

Geelong rebooting local arts and culture The Greater Geelong Council is poised to help sustain and strengthen the local arts, entertainment, cultural and heritage sectors, committing $510,000 through its two most recent COVID-19 support packages. The initiatives funded as part of the package have been recommended by the Geelong COVID-19 Arts Recovery (G-CAR) Advisory Panel, Read More »

Local artist bringing local music to Geelong and the Bellarine

Posted 2 July 2020

Local artist bringing local music to Geelong and the Bellarine The Americana On The Bellarine festival will bring together five gifted performers, story-tellers and songwriters from Geelong and the Bellarine covering a range of genres such as: blues, roots, folk, rock, alt-country to gospel and bluegrass.  Join Sarah Carroll, Wayne Jury, Andrea Robertson, Nathan Seeckts Read More »

Geelong We The Makers Designer Exhibition Launched

Posted 2 July 2020

Geelong We The Makers Designer Exhibition Launched WE THE MAKERS the new biennial design festival from the National Wool Museum is now open for public viewing showcasing the work of artists, designers and makers! The 21 professional and emerging fashion desginers from across Australia and around the world were asked to respond to the festival Read More »

Community Television Channel 31 continuing to broadcast

Posted 2 July 2020

Community Television Channel 31 continuing to broadcast Key funding to the Channel 31 community television station has been announced. This support enables the channel to continue to provide vital communication services to the community through the coronavirus crisis and beyond. “Community television is an important and highly valued service, particularly for members of Victoria’s diverse Read More »

Geelong Design Lab Wins Melbourne Design Award!

Posted 2 July 2020

Geelong Design Lab Wins Melbourne Design Award! MInD (Mediated Intelligence in Design) Lab has newly revitalized Western Beach Park in Geelong, drawing on the area’s of extensive industrial and leisure past. The Augmented Reality project in partnership with Deakin and City of Greater Geelong is the first open-air digital exhibition in urban public space with Read More »

Geelong Art Centre Partially Re-Opening!

Posted 25 June 2020

Geelong Art Centre Partially Re-Opening! The Geelong Arts Centre has partially re-opened to the public! The new Ryrie Street Building has so much to offer to the community with a range of services and opportunities including rehearsal and performance spaces and the return of their Creative Engine program! Their re-opening plan follows the Victorian Government’s Read More »

Arts sector to share in $250m in loans, grants as part of COVID-19 package

Posted 25 June 2020

Arts sector to share in $250m in loans, grants as part of COVID-19 package Thousands of jobs across the entertainment, arts and screen sectors will be backed with a new $250 million targeted taxpayer-funded package, providing new grants and loans over 12 months to ensure the industry survives the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal government will Read More »

Coming soon to Melbourne: An insight into artist Mirka Mora’s world

Posted 25 June 2020

Coming soon to Melbourne: An insight into artist Mirka Mora’s world   The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, in collaboration with William Mora Galleries, will present MIRKA – the most expansive survey of work by the late Mirka Mora (1928–2018) ever shown! A story of survival and migration, interspersed with a generous Read More »

Recognising the importance of the Art Sector 

Posted 25 June 2020

Recognising the importance of the Art Sector Local government has long recognised the contribution arts, culture and the creative industries make to local employment, community wellbeing and vitality, tourism and economic development. Council build on their substantial investment across the creative sector by collaborating with Governments and experts, identifying opportunities to strengthen the arts and Read More »

Queenscliff Neighbourhood House Bringing Community Back Together!

Posted 25 June 2020

Queenscliff Neighbourhood House Bringing Community Back Together! The Queenscliff Neighbourhood House is bringing community back together with a range of hands on groups starting back up again including the following:  Mixed Craft on Mondays Stitchers at Sea Tuesday Writer’s Group Men’s Shed & Bike Group Ukulele (non singing groups) Italian Language Classes Art Classes with Read More »

Flying Fruit Circus Announces Newly-Funded Projects

Posted 25 June 2020

Flying Fruit Circus Announces Newly-Funded Projects The Flying Fruit Fly Circus has announced five projects which will be supported through its COVID-19 seed funding initiative Make Our Way Out. Their aim is to assist established circus artists to make new work during these challenging of times. Make Our Way Out provides a $2,000 cash grant and Read More »

Geelong Animation on the World Stage in NYC

Posted 18 June 2020

Geelong Animation on the World Stage in NYC Creative Geelong’s co-worker Stuart Murray who works at Pillowfort Creative has had his genius animated artwork, created in collaboration with Melbourne artist Dr. Debbie Symons, appear in a very well known location in the USA, Times Square NYC. It’s fantastic to to see Geelong animation on the Read More »

A New Digital Performance-based Festival Is Being Launched

Posted 18 June 2020

A New Digital Performance-based Festival Is Being Launched Introducing BLEED: Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital; a new ten-week digital festival presented by Arts House (Melbourne) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (Sydney). Almost two years in the making, this digital performance-based festival was conceived in a pre-COVID environment never envisaging that it would be launched Read More »

Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative Announces First Stage of Successful Creatives

Posted 18 June 2020

Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative Announces First Stage of Successful Creatives Victorian musicians, game developers, filmmakers, writers, galleries and fashion labels are among the first section of beneficiaries from the Victorian Government’s Sustaining Creative Workers initiative. $2.4 million in grants has been announced to support almost 400 Victorian creative workers, organisations and micro-businesses to undertake activities Read More »

Shedding the Blues Announces Mens Health Project

Posted 18 June 2020

Shedding the Blues Announces Mens Health Project Shedding the Blues has been funded to deliver whole group seminars and smaller group elective workshops on a range of topics including: Optimism and Positivity, Emotional Intelligence, Dealing with Stress and Anxiety and Resilience. Optimism and Positivity will touch on optimism as a concept that says we can  Read More »

Melbournes First New Drive-In Concert Venue

Posted 18 June 2020

Melbourne’s First New Drive-In Concert Venue Victoria’s first drive-in live concert venue is here! Located within the lush bowling lanes at Flemington Racecourse, it was revealed ‘The-Drive-In’ will hold true to a traditional concert experience with the same calibre of production that you’d expect from any major music event, with the aims to reignite Victoria’s Read More »

Skin of Our Teeth Productions launches new program

Posted 18 June 2020

Skin of Our Teeth Productions launches new program Skin of Our Teeth Productions has launched their new performance HYSTERICA: A Series of Monologues About Women We’ve Never Heard of, But Should Have. Being the first regional company to get back to work, the eight glorious monologues – each by a different local writer – will Read More »

Discover Geelong’s remarkable 20th Century architecture.

Posted 11 June 2020

Discover Geelong’s remarkable 20th Century architecture. Take advantage of these sunny early-winter days and discover Geelong’s remarkable 20th Century architecture in the CBD!! The 20th Century walking package is for all locals, visitors and tourists who are coming to/in Geelong! Receiving great reviews, people love the pocket-sized booklet! It highlights the roles of Geelong’s 20th Read More »

A framework for the arts and cultural sectors in a COVID-19 environment

Posted 11 June 2020

A framework for the arts and cultural sectors in a COVID-19 environment The Australia Council has been listening to arts and cultural organisations, peak bodies and independent artists about the impacts of COVID-19 and the changes needed to re-ignite arts and cultural activity across the country. As a result, they have been producing a two-part Read More »

Top Cultural Institutions To Re-Open For School Holidays

Posted 11 June 2020

Top Cultural Institutions To Re-Open For School Holidays Melbourne’s major cultural institutions will welcome back Victorians perfect timing for the school holidays! Ensuring that these much-loved facilities are ready to safely welcome back the community, The National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, State Library Victoria and parts of Arts Centre Melbourne will officially Read More »

What will the next phase look like for the art sector?

Posted 11 June 2020

What will the next phase look like for the art sector? As restrictions begin to ease, the next planning phase for the sector has begun thinking about how to adapt due to COVID-19. Culture Counts is conducting further research on the impact and strategic thinking of COVID-19 on government and the cultural industries. As part Read More »

Past, present and reimagining Little Malop Central

Posted 11 June 2020

Past, present and reimagining Little Malop Central Vibrant performances, arts and culture, a variety of dining options and a rich and colourful history are some of the elements that make Little Malop Central what it is now. When we think of Geelong, there’s one iconic spot that comes to mind, recognised for its heritage buildings Read More »

Activation Fund Connecting Communities

Posted 11 June 2020

Activation Fund Connecting Communities Connecting communities, boosting cultural tourism and creating jobs across Victoria. The Creative Activation’s Fund has become the launching platform for innovative and ambitious art since 2018, harnessing creativity for the benefit of Victorians. This year the Victorian Government is supporting the creation of large-scale art featuring silos, app trails and open-air Read More »

Do you have a love for live music ? #Save Our Scene

Posted 4 June 2020

Do you have a love for live music ? #Save Our Scene Take a minute to sign the SAVEOURSCENE petition to help save music! Save our scene represents independent small to medium music venues across Victoria, including some of the most iconic and long-standing music venues in the country. They are not the big end Read More »

Funding Support for Bushfire Recovery

Posted 4 June 2020

Funding Support for Bushfire Recovery This year there has been immense amount of change and devastation nationally and worldwide. These difficult and heart-breaking times have meant that local communities, families and individuals have been affected drastically. To help bring support to these communities the Victorian Government has announced that there will be $900,000 support fund Read More »

Free Art Experiences from the National Gallery of Victoria

Posted 4 June 2020

Free Art Experiences from the National Gallery of Victoria Continue to enjoy art, design and stories from the National Gallery of Victoria from home. Visit the NGV website for free online events, virtual exhibition tours, drop-by drawing video tutorials and more and follow #NGVEveryDay for daily content and inspiration. Families can enjoy new ways to Read More »

Music Victoria: FREE Memberships not just for Artists for ALL Music Lovers

Posted 4 June 2020

Music Victoria: FREE Memberships not just for Artists for ALL Music Lovers Music Victoria is making their annual membership free for one year. Whether you’re an individual, a band, or a business you can choose the appropriate membership type for you.  Music Victoria relies on the financial support from its members to support and advocate Read More »

Performing Arts sector prepares to emerge from the Coronavirus crisis

Posted 4 June 2020

Performing Arts sector prepares to emerge from the Coronavirus crisis Resilience and sustainability will be the focus of a group of Victorian performing arts producers who are preparing to take their businesses to the next level as the sector prepares to emerge from the coronavirus crisis. Producers and production houses will take part in the Read More »

National Wool Museum: A New Edition StoryCraft is here!

Posted 4 June 2020

National Wool Museum: A New Edition StoryCraft is here! The National Wool Museum has re-opened it’s retail doors and will hopefully open up the museum doors very soon too but for now they are continuing the StoryCraft program online with a new edition! Launching their first joint StoryCraft video, they have teamed up in a Read More »

KeepLocalTV alive and running. CommunityTV are seeking support.

Posted 4 June 2020

KeepLocalTV alive and running. CommunityTV are seeking support. Community TV has a current broadcast deadline and needs on-board supporters to help in the extension of their licence beyond the 30th of June. Whether you cherish your local Community TV station because of the Australian-made local content it produces, or the Multicultural/Religious programs it provides a Read More »

Geelong Online Exhibition Celebrating Reconciliation Week

Posted 28 May 2020

Geelong Online Exhibition Celebrating Reconciliation Week National Reconciliation Week is on from 27 May to 3 June. This year’s theme is In this together. National Reconciliation Week encourages Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation. This year, City of Greater Geelong Read More »

Geelong library branches will re-open

Posted 28 May 2020

Geelong library branches will re-open Get your new book list’s ready, here’s the news you’ve been waiting for! We are very pleased to share with you that Geelong Regional Libraries have announced the re-opening of branches and mobile libraries commencing from Tuesday 9th of June. Shorter operating hours will be in place until libraries resume Read More »

VOTE NOW! Geelong celebrating youth for their outstanding achievements

Posted 28 May 2020

VOTE NOW! Geelong celebrating youth for their outstanding achievements The Geelong Youth Awards aim to recognise and celebrate young people who have made or who are currently making significant contributions in the areas of leadership, equality, inclusion, diversity, education, and the arts. Award winners will receive a personal trophy and a $1000 contribution to support their Read More »

Much-loved Geelong muso star has been steadily on the rise

Posted 28 May 2020

Much-loved Geelong muso star has been steadily on the rise Touring regularly throughout coastal Victoria, the UK born singer-songwriter: Luke Biscan, has a voice that easily spans genres of alternative, acoustic rock, folk and soft rock, and his incredible live energy and virtuoso guitar skills have built him a solid hometown fanbase . Forever evolving Read More »

2020 First Nations Art Awards Announced

Posted 28 May 2020

2020 First Nations Art Awards Announced  Formerly the National Indigenous Arts Awards, the First Nations Arts Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding creativity and lifetime achievements of First Nations artists. These significant awards are held each year on May 27th to mark the anniversary of the 1967 referendum. Congratulations to the following artists for their Read More »

LEVI’S MUSIC RELIEF FUND

Posted 28 May 2020

Australia’s largest annual music prize, the Levi’s® Music Prize, is changing to support more Australian and New Zealand artists through the COVID-19 crisis. This week the first Levi’s® Music Relief Fund round winners have been announced. A well-deserved congratulations to artists:  Tkay Maidza, The Beths, Miiesha, Haiku Hands and Jaguar Jonze The redesigned Levi’s® Music Relief Read More »

2021 New Winter Festival Announced: RISING 

Posted 21 May 2020

2021 New Winter Festival Announced: RISING Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley together with co-artistic directors Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek revealed a new winter festival: RISING, helping local artists rise to the challenge of our times with a $2 million commissioning program to boost creative jobs and create ambitious works for the festival. The Read More »

Dreaming Of When You Can Shake, Rattle & Roll Again?

Posted 21 May 2020

Dreaming Of When You Can Shake, Rattle & Roll Again? Have you started planning and organising a list of things you would like to do once restrictions begin to lift? Make sure you add a visit to the Bellarine to jump on-board The Blues Train! Bringing back fond memories of grooving on The Train and Read More »

Arts and Culture Audience Outlook Monitor

Posted 21 May 2020

Arts and Culture Audience Outlook Monitor The Australia Council is working with Patternmakers and WolfBrown to understand changes in behaviours and sentiments of arts-goers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, to support decision-making and forward planning across the sector. As changes occur, this tracking study has been designed to support important decision-making in the Read More »

Music Industry Liaison role supporting the state’s music economy and culture

Posted 21 May 2020

Music Industry Liaison role supporting the state’s music economy and culture A new Music Industry Liaison role has been created to help advise the Government on measures to support the state’s music economy and culture. The Victorian Government has announced that the sector leader Bonnie Dalton has accepted the Music Industry Liaison position. “Over the Read More »

Metropolis Gallery + Geelong Picture Framers Announces Closure

Posted 21 May 2020

Metropolis Gallery + Geelong Picture Framers Announces Closure Metropolis & Geelong Picture Framers has taken some time to reflect and look carefully at what is important and with this have announced their decision to close their business completely to lead a simpler life, pursue new directions. The gallery owners Robert and Ilze Avitabile expressed that Read More »

Engage Victoria is seeking contributions on Geelong Arts Centre

Geelong Arts Centre

Posted 19 May 2020

Have your say on the future potential of the Geelong Arts Centre precinct. Engage Victoria are accepting contributions on the future potential of the Geelong Arts Centre. You are invited to help shape the public experience at Geelong Arts Centre via a short survey. The next stage will transform the existing Lt Malop St building Read More »

GEELONG COVID-19 ARTS RECOVERY ADVISORY PANEL (G-CAR) ANNOUNCED

UPSCALE | Geelong After Dark | 2019

Posted 14 May 2020

GEELONG COVID-19 ARTS RECOVERY ADVISORY PANEL (G-CAR) ANNOUNCED Individual artists and arts sector representatives were invited to register their interest to participate as members of a new advisory committee for the City of Greater Geelong: the COVID-19 Arts Recovery Advisory Panel (G-CAR). Geelong COVID-19 Arts Recovery (G-CAR) has been established by the City of Greater Geelong Read More »

We The Makers Designer Showcase: Top 21 Designers Announced

Posted 14 May 2020

We The Makers Designer Showcase: Top 21 Designers Announced The National Wool Museum have announced their Top 21 designers for this years We the Makers Designer Showcase. Many entries were received, coming in from all over Australia and around the world. The judges were overwhelmed with the quality of entries and the mindfulness of the Read More »

FEATURE ARTICLE: What does it take to be a mum in the music industry? An interview with Fiona Duncan.

Posted 14 May 2020

FEATURE ARTICLE: What does it take to be a mum in the music industry? An interview with Fiona Duncan. This week we have captured an inspiring and heart-felt interview from Jane Gazzo who spoke with a number of women about how they have navigated their successful careers and family life. Fiona Duncan, band manager of Read More »

Economic Support package announced for Sport, Tourism and Creative Industries

Posted 14 May 2020

Economic Support package announced for Sport, Tourism and Creative Industries The Victorian Government has announced that $150 million will be invested in Victorian sport, tourism and creative industries to help ensure best experiences are readily available as restrictions begin to ease and the next opening stages continue to be announced. Major tourist attractions, galleries and Read More »

Music Victoria Offering Free Memberships

Posted 14 May 2020

Music Victoria Offering Free Memberships Music Victoria acknowledges the difficulties that the music community has faced during the COVID-19 crisis and is reaching out and offering support to the sector. The non-for-profit organisation is making their annual membership free for one year. Whether you’re an individual, a band, or a business you can choose the Read More »

Recharge 2020 Festival bringing more life to communities across the state.  

Posted 14 May 2020

Recharge 2020 Festival bringing more life to communities across the state. Delivered Live, in partnership with the Victorian Government Recharge is a festival and a feast. Bringing the best of Victoria, from its farms to its pubs, from its estuaries to its kitchens, all to a soundtrack of what the state does better than anywhere else Read More »

Help shape the next stage of the Geelong Business Support Plan

Posted 7 May 2020

Help shape the next stage of the Geelong Business Support Plan Calling on Cultural and Creative Sector Business Owners to help shape the next stage of the Business Support Plan. We invite you to have your say in our online business survey. Your responses will help us further understand how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted Read More »

Renew Geelong Uniting Many Creative Minds Announces Closure

Posted 7 May 2020

Renew Geelong Uniting Many Creative Minds Announces Closure Renew Geelong has been established for creative minds and start-up businesses and has run in central Geelong for two years.The social enterprise has assisted 76 artists and creative groups since its inception and has announced it will be shut within a month. Geelong Illustrators coordinator Clare Holder, who Read More »

The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is now launched.

Posted 7 May 2020

The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is now launched. The initiative seeks to support the continued work of Victoria’s independent creative practitioners who have been negatively impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). Delivering quick-response funding to professional independent creatives from practitioners, to sole traders, freelancers, collectives and micro-organisations/businesses whose work and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by coronavirus. The aim of the Read More »

Free Mental Health Support Videos Helping the Australian Entertainment Industry

Posted 7 May 2020

Free Mental Health Support Videos Helping the Australian Entertainment Industry Free mental health support videos have been specifically produced by Entertainment Assist to support members of the entertainment industry during the COVID-19 crisis. The health and wellbeing webinars are an expansion of the Entertainment Assist mental health training programs and information sessions provided in workplaces Read More »

COVID-19 Cultural Industries Impact Survey Results

Posted 7 May 2020

COVID-19 Cultural Industries Impact Survey Results Culture Counts launched a research initiative regarding the impact of COVID-19 on  cultural industries. The snapshot below provides a summary of the responses they have received so far.  The analysis was split into three sections; what has happened, how organisations have transformed to adapt to the situation and what Read More »

Share your perspective on attending Art & Cultural Venues again.

Posted 7 May 2020

Share your perspective on attending Art & Cultural Venues again. Platform Arts is reaching out to audience members to contribute their valuable input in an important study about the impact of COVID-19 on attending arts and culture events. These unprecedented times have brought about change where arts and culture leaders are faced with a series Read More »

Victoria’s $16.8 million Creative Industries Funding Announced

Posted 29 April 2020

Victoria’s $16.8 million Creative Industries Funding Announced Martin Foley MP, Minister for  Creative Industries announced $16.8 million in funding, being aimed specifically at the small to medium and independent creative sector.  The funding package will provide immediate support to Victorian creative organisations and individuals to sustain employment, develop new works and provide opportunities for creative Read More »

Platform Arts ‘Adopt A Seat’ campaign.

Posted 29 April 2020

Platform Arts ‘Adopt A Seat’ campaign. Since 1996, Platform Arts has helped shape the lives of thousands of young creatives – each bringing their incredible artistry, energy and insights to the evolving Platform story. You can help the organisation continue to support Geelong’s young makers and creators by adopting a virtual seat from the Platform Read More »

Calling Expressions of Interest for Port Fairy Folk Festival Program Director

Posted 29 April 2020

Calling Expressions of Interest for Port Fairy Folk Festival Program Director The Port Fairy Folk Festival is a world renowned event conducted in March each year and is currently calling for Expressions of Interest for the position of Program Director. The role of the Program Director is to provide the creative lead for the Festival. Read More »

ABC launches $5m funding support for Australian creatives during COVID-19 crisis

Posted 29 April 2020

ABC launches $5m funding support for Australian creatives during COVID-19 crisis The ABC has launched a $5 million development fund to provide urgent and critical support to independent Australian producers and safeguard local content and creativity during these unprecedented times. The ABC’s Fresh Start Fund will support the sustainability and growth of Australia’s production industry Read More »

Interview : Trent Sullivan and Martin Paten Discuss New Advisory Committee for Arts Recovery In Geelong.

Posted 29 April 2020

Interview : Trent Sullivan and Martin Paten Discuss New Advisory Committee for Arts Recovery In Geelong. Cr Trent Sullivan and Martin Paten, Manager of the Arts and Culture Department at the City of Greater Geelong spoke to The Pulse, 94.7FM about The Geelong COVID-19 Arts Recovery (G-CAR). G-CAR is a new arts advisory committee for Read More »

Artists & Creatives in ACTION!

Posted 27 April 2020

ArtsACTION Get involved in these two great opportunities to move your creative endeavour forward. Program information: https://popupart.com.au/goldenplains Email Course Sign up: http://bit.ly/artsaction-email-gp With this FREE program delivered entirely online: Jumpleads and Golden Plains Shire Council – happily welcome people from all over Victoria – as is, the Pop Up Art mandate. Opportunity 1: ArtsACTION Email Course FREE 6-part Read More »

Invitation to Apply – Geelong Covid-19 ARTS RECOVERY Panel

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Posted 23 April 2020

GEELONG COVID-19 ARTS RECOVERY (G-CAR) ADVISORY PANEL THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED. Individual artists and arts sector representatives are invited to register their interest to participate as members of a new temporary arts advisory committee for the City of Greater Geelong : the COVID-19 Arts Recovery Advisory Panel (G-CAR). The City of Greater Geelong Read More »

Spread warmth with Knit One Give One & Geelong Regional Libraries

Posted 22 April 2020

Spread warmth with Knit One Give One & Geelong Regional Libraries If you are someone who is missing connecting with your local community, or find that you now have a little spare time to try out a new hobby Geelong Regional Libraries has now launched online sessions for you to easily access at home. This Read More »

Geelong artist Vicki Clissold shortlisted in SBS Portrait Prize 2020

Posted 22 April 2020

Geelong artist Vicki Clissold shortlisted in SBS Portrait Prize 2020 Vicki Clissold works predominantly using oils on canvas and has also explored other mediums such as printmaking, sculpture, diorama’s and watercolour… discover more about her Self Portrait with Paint below. View her artwork on the Southern Buoy Studios websites or cast your vote in the Read More »

Sheep are helping in the fight against COVID-19

Posted 22 April 2020

Sheep are helping in the fight against COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, works by infecting the respiratory system. If it gets into the lungs, it causes an immune reaction, which can lead to pneumonia and even death. At the University of Dundee, we have identified 28 proteins created by SARS-CoV-2 that produce an Read More »

AUS MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY Supporting Australian Musicians

Posted 22 April 2020

AUS MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY Supporting Australian Musicians Last week the annual Aus Music T-Shirt Day was brought forward to show support for our local music scene, which has seen the coronavirus pandemic bring live music to a standstill and left so many out of work.It was a reason to jump out of our trackies and Read More »

Suspended 2020-21 Grant FAQs

Posted 21 April 2020

Suspension of 2020-21 Grants – FAQs  Details of the revised 2020-2021 grants program will be shared once the review is complete and the council has approved any proposed changes to the distribution of funding. This FAQ sheet is written to assist staff answer questions from the community.  Why has the council suspended the grants program?  Read More »

2020-2021 Creative Communities Grant Program temporarily suspended

Posted 21 April 2020

The Greater Geelong council has agreed to temporarily suspend its 2020-2021 Community Grants program, including the Creative Communities Grant Program and conduct a review, aiming to re-tailor the funding towards grants streams that will provide maximum support in the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Details of the revised 2020-2021 grants program will be shared once Read More »

Sew To Help Our Hospital Heroes In Australia

Posted 15 April 2020

Sew To Help Our Hospital Heroes In Australia Help Hospital Heroes in Australia’s vision is to deliver over 10,000 caps to nurses to help protect them and their families from the Coronavirus. If you are a sewer or are interested in learning a new skill you are in need. Join the Facebook movement here to Read More »

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