Develop a bespoke product range for the Geelong Gallery

Posted 22 October 2020

Develop a bespoke product range for the Geelong Gallery Calling all local makers! The Geelong Gallery Store is seeking EOIs from creatives in the G21 region to get creative and engage in the development of bespoke product ranges, to be sold in the store. Through the support of Creative Victoria, commissions for products ranging between Read More »

Heather Stewart Semblances Exhibition launching in November

Posted 22 October 2020

Heather Stewart Semblances Exhibition Launching in November Eagles Nest Gallery is launching a new sculpture exhibition comprising of 20 incredible works! An experienced painter and visual artist Heather Stewart, in recent years, has been drawn to sculpture and collage for her artistic expression although she continues to draw regularly finding it to be one of Read More »

Designers share knowledge around sustainable fashion

Posted 22 October 2020

Designers share knowledge around sustainable fashion The National Wool Museum is adapting to a COVID-19 world and are hosting a series of live online events in November. Meet some of the artists behind the We The Makers Create program and ask your burning questions in the online Zoom sessions. The events will run on Zoom in a Read More »

Geelong Region venues & artists represented in the 2020 Music Victoria Awards

Posted 22 October 2020

Geelong Region venues & artists represented in the 2020 Music Victoria Awards Music Victoria hosted the first of its two awards ceremonies on the 8th of October. The ceremony was held virtually and saw the organisation reveal the winners of its first-ever live-streamed Industry Awards. Geelong Region & G21 Venues and Musicians were well represented Read More »

A mysterious sand artist is transforming Geelong and Surf Coast beaches

Posted 22 October 2020

A mysterious sand artist is transforming Geelong and Surf Coast beaches “Edward is to Barwon Heads what Banksy is to Bristol – an enigma, an icon, an artist whose work creates as much intrigue as it does awe.” – Tehya Nicholas, Forte Magazine. In January, the artist known mononymously as Edward rose to international acclaim Read More »

Have Your Say On Rebuilding Our Creative State

Posted 22 October 2020

Have Your Say On Rebuilding Our Creative State The Victorian Government is calling for community input and fresh perspectives to help strengthen the creative industries as the sector prepares to recover and rebuild on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic. As Victoria renew’s its landmark Creative State strategy the Victorian Government is urging all Read More »

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Tim Hulsman

Posted 15 October 2020

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Tim Hulsman The Arts Atlas “In Conversation Series” aims to encourage and inspire people across the arts sector by giving individuals the opportunity to share and talk about their creative professions. The series is about sharing uplifting stories during these unprecedented times. This week we are excited to launch Read More »

One night only at-home theatre experience

Posted 15 October 2020

One night only at-home theatre experience Kick off your long weekend with a one night only at-home theatre experience. Thursday October 22 at 8pm, the Geelong Arts Centre will present the full pre-recorded theatre production of A Migrant’s Son as part of their #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome live series. Where Creativity Meets At Home is an initiative bringing Read More »

ACMI Reopens Doors in 2021 After a $40 Million Update

Posted 15 October 2020

ACMI Reopens Doors in 2021 After a $40 Million Update ACMI has undergone a complete digital transformation which includes a free take-home device that will let visitors “tap and collect” objects across more than 200 touch-points and revisit them later. After closing for a $40 million renovation last year, the Australian Centre for the Moving Read More »

Webinar Series Discusses Creating Our Future Survey Results

Posted 15 October 2020

Webinar Series Discusses Creating Our Future Survey Results The Creating Our Future: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey are now here and the Australian Council for the arts have now launched a webinar series to discuss the key findings with you. On Wednesday 28 October, join Australia Council for the arts for the economic value Read More »

Artist Accelerate – Geelong Arts Centre’s FREE professional development series 

Posted 15 October 2020

Artist Accelerate – Geelong Arts Centre’s FREE professional development series The Geelong Arts Centre has launched a professional development series: Artists Accelerate! as a part of their Creative Engine initiative. The series aims to support artists in building a pathway to a professional artistic practice. These FREE inspirational lessons consists of four 30 minute online Read More »

22nd Surf Coast Calendar Competition

Posted 15 October 2020

22nd Surf Coast Calendar Competition The Surf Coast Art Space is excited to launch tomorrow their online exhibition “The World at Home, 2021 Arts Calendar Competition”. This annual exhibition gives artists from across the Surf Coast Shire the opportunity to showcase their work for inclusion in the well-loved community calendar. The exhibition has over 100 Read More »

Chris Wilson honoured at Music Victoria Industry Awards

Posted 9 October 2020

Chris Wilson honoured at Music Victoria Industry Awards The late, great Chris Wilson and the Barwon Club were recognised Thursday night at the inaugural online Music Victoria Industry Awards. Chris Wilson was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Chris’ wife Sarah Carroll and sons Finn Wilson and George Carroll Wilson honoured his induction with a Read More »

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Stephen John

Posted 8 October 2020

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Stephen John The Arts Atlas “In Conversation Series” aims to encourage and inspire people across the arts sector by giving individuals the opportunity to share and talk about their creative professions. The series is about sharing uplifting stories during these unprecedented times. This week we are excited to launch Read More »

Share your craft creations with The National Wool Museum

Posted 8 October 2020

Share your craft creations with The National Wool Museum Calling all creators have you been making? Share your wearable or textile-based creations in the National Wool Museum public gallery and inspire others along their making journey. Marias Mitos White Cable Shawl By Maria Evmorfopoulou – I created Mara’s Mitos believing to the growing role of Read More »

$7.85 million in grants to showcase the art of adaption

Posted 8 October 2020

$7.85 million in grants to showcase the art of adaption The Geelong Gallery along with Platform Arts, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and Back to Back Theatre Inc are among the 78 arts and cultural organisations that will share in $7.85 million in grants through the Creative Victoria Strategic investment Fund – Stage Two, for Read More »

NGV Triennial Contemporary Exhibition is back! 

Posted 8 October 2020

NGV Triennial Contemporary Exhibition is back! The National Gallery of Victoria is ready to welcome back Victorians in spectacular style with NGV Triennial, a free contemporary art, design and architecture exhibition! The exhibition will run from 19 December to 18 April 2021 as part of the NGV Summer program. The exhibition will take over NGV Read More »

Platform Arts releasing first virtual exhibition

Posted 8 October 2020

Platform Arts releasing first virtual exhibition Platform’s first virtual exhibition is opening tomorrow, Friday 9th October. Geelong-based artist Samantha Taylor’s diverse body of work “DIASPORA” addresses trans-cultural identity through the application of sculptural objects, archived personal effects and photographic documentation. Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson a Bahá’í video artist will be launching her project The End is Glorious, Read More »

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Deb Gartland

Posted 1 October 2020

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Deb Gartland The Arts Atlas “In Conversation Series” aims to encourage and inspire people across the arts sector by giving individuals the opportunity to share and talk about their creative professions. The series is about sharing uplifting stories during these unprecedented times. This week we are excited to launch Read More »

Piano Bar Geelong Brings Laneway Jazz To Minns Place 

Posted 1 October 2020

Piano Bar Geelong Brings Laneway Jazz To Minns Place Much-loved local live music venue the Piano Bar is now open for outdoor performances three days a week, after working with the City of Greater Geelong to finalise a proposal for use of Minns Place in the CBD. The Piano Bar is bringing the laneway to Read More »

Sole Trader Support Fund

Posted 1 October 2020

Sole Trader Support Fund The $100 million Sole Trader Support Fund provides support to non-employing Victorian sole traders operating out of commercial premises or locations within specific sectors. Victoria’s roadmap for reopening outlines steady, safe and sustainable steps towards a COVID Normal. Through this program, eligible sole traders who are impacted by the restrictions will receive Read More »

Word for Word Festival Program Announced

Posted 1 October 2020

Word for Word Festival Program Announced The Word for Word 2020 Online Festival Program is now live! Featuring 20 live events including three school sessions, one very special workshop and 16 individual panel discussions and in-conversation sessions. Streamed live across the weekend, 20-22 November there’s plenty of topics and conversations you won’t want to miss. Read More »

Music Victoria Hosts Grant Sessions for Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program

Posted 1 October 2020

Music Victoria Hosts Grant Sessions for Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program In partnership with Creative Victoria, VMDO, Art Access and Songlines, Music Victoria are presenting grant sessions for the diverse applicant streams, in response to the Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program. This program offers grants to Victorian-based contemporary music industry artists, workers, businesses and organisations Read More »

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Yan Huang

Posted 24 September 2020

Arts Atlas In Conversation Series… Meet Yan Huang The Arts Atlas “In Conversation Series” aims to encourage and inspire people across the arts sector by giving individuals the opportunity to share and talk about their creative professions. The series is about sharing uplifting stories during these unprecedented times. This week we are excited to launch Read More »

Home Folk – A Live Stream Co-partnered Event

Posted 24 September 2020

Home Folk – A Live Stream Co-partnered Music Event Geelong Arts Centre and Port Fairy Folk Festival are proud to present a special online event, Home Folk on Friday 9 October! With the cancellation of the 2021 edition of the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Home Folk will deliver the festival to your home celebrating some Read More »

Re-imagine the future of the arts industry

Posted 24 September 2020

Discover what’s next! The Australian Council for the Arts have heard from many artists, cultural practitioners and organisations through industry round tables, surveys, informal conversations and focus groups. As individuals and organisations deal with and respond to the immediate crisis, the next phase of the Re-activate program has announced. The next phase of the Re-activate Read More »

Northern Bellarine Arts Trail 2021 

Posted 24 September 2020

Northern Bellarine Arts Trail 2021 There’s some exciting news this week that we are delighted to share with you… the Northern Bellarine Peninsula Arts Trail 2021 dates have been announced! The annual event will be held on Saturday 10th of April and Sunday 11th of April, from 10am – 4pm. Keep an eye out over Read More »

EOI for the Arts Industry Commissions close 5pm Monday 28 Sept

Posted 24 September 2020

A reminder that the Arts Industry Commissions (AIC) Expressions of Interest close 5pm Monday 28 Sept The recent information session, held Monday 14 Sept was recorded. You can watch it back before submitting your idea. The AIC program offers a series of new commissioning opportunities designed to provide support to professionals working in the arts, Read More »

City of Greater Geelong announces an increase to the COVID-19 Recovery Grants

Posted 23 September 2020

Last Monday 21 September,  City of Greater Geelong approved additional funding for the COVID-19 Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Grants. The additional amount of $155K requested by the Arts and Culture Dept on behalf of the art community, adding to the initial pool of $150K, bringing the total of this quick response grants program to Read More »

Making, Writing and Acting positions available at Back To Back Theatre

Posted 17 September 2020

Making, Writing and Acting positions available at Back To Back Theatre Writers, actors, filmmakers, step into the world of Film and TV with Back to Back Theatre. Develop your skills alongside respected industry professionals.   Back to Back Theatre is creating a screen-adaption of its theatre production The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes. The team Read More »

Platform announces artists/collectives selected for LAB Program. 

Posted 17 September 2020

Platform announces artists/collectives selected for LAB Program. We are delighted to share some exciting news with you this week. Platform has announced the artists and collectives who will be participating in their inaugural Platform LAB Program! A huge congratulations to the five artists/collectives selected: Filmmaker Becki Bouchier, painter Dean De Landre, Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong artists Tarryn Read More »

We The Makers Peoples Choice Award announced tomorrow

Posted 17 September 2020

We The Makers Peoples Choice Award announced tomorrow Have you voted yet for the We The Makers People’s Choice? The winner will be announced this Friday, receiving $2000 from Geelong UNESCO City of Design to support the designers ethical fashion journey. Stay tuned to the National Wool Museum’s social media accounts to find out which Read More »

Third round of business support fund grants released!

Posted 17 September 2020

Third round of business support fund grants released! The Victorian Government has announced a third round of the Business Support Fund to provide direct financial support to businesses impacted by restrictions in Victoria. The ‘How we work’ roadmaps  show that many sectors will remain closed, restricted or heavily restricted as metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria reopens. Read More »

Perceptions of urban safety after dark – A Study with a Female Perspective

Posted 10 September 2020

Perceptions of urban safety after dark – A Study with a Female Perspective Tim Hunt from ARUP will be presenting a collaborative research project aimed at improving night time experiences by listening to the voices of women and girls with host Buckford. The presentation will highlight how lighting can positively impact our public spaces, reinforcing Read More »

Geelong Gallery Behind Close Doors

Virtual tour featuring artwork by John Scurry

Posted 10 September 2020

Geelong Gallery Behind Close Doors In line with the conditions outlined by the Victorian Government and health authorities, Geelong Gallery will remain closed until regional Victoria moves to Step 1 (most likely the end of November). In the meantime, the gallery will continue to work behind the scenes to bring you enriching creative experiences. An Read More »

Help The Blues Train get back on the tracks

Posted 10 September 2020

Help The Blues Train get back on the tracks Many loyal punters, friends, mates, family, people who don’t know the train, haven’t yet travelled on board, or had a ripper blues experience (YET), have opened their hearts and donated to their Go Fund Me campaign. Nearing the halfway mark, means the train can hibernate for Read More »

Techniques on getting in the creative flow allowing ideas to come to life.

Posted 10 September 2020

Techniques on getting in the creative flow allowing ideas to come to life.  Article attributed to ArtsHub. The ability to think creatively is what gives people and organisations a competitive advantage. So how do we do that? Leading Innovation Consultant and Speaker on Creativity, Nicole Velik from The Ideas Bodega believes that it doesn’t matter Read More »

RUOKDay?

Posted 10 September 2020

RUOKDay? Today we are taking the time to check in on loved ones and each other, remembering the connections with one another are important. Join in and help make a difference today on #RUOKDay in the arts community. You don’t need to be an expert to reach out. Taking four easy steps and having a Read More »

Host an event at Geelong Design Week 2021 – Seeking local creatives 

Posted 3 September 2020

Host an event at Geelong Design Week 2021 -Seeking local creatives Organisations, groups and individuals there’s just over two weeks left to submit your ideas to host an event during Geelong Design Week 2021. Geelong Design week will be returning in 2021 with the theme Unpredictable. The events will champion Geelong’s UNESCO City of Design Read More »

Don Walters Designs Road Trauma Memorial In Geelong

Posted 3 September 2020

Don Walters Designs Road Trauma Memorial In Geelong Located along the picturesque Geelong Waterfront, Victorians now have access to the first state-wide enduring road trauma memorial to remember people who have lost their lives or been injured on Victorian roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said that Ocean Grove’s Don Walters’ sculpture Read More »

Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment plan benefits local businesses

Posted 3 September 2020

Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment plan benefits local businesses Geelong tradespeople and businesses are set to benefit when works begin on Geelong Arts Centre’s Little Malop Street redevelopment. The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Australian property company Lendlease to deliver the $128 million project. Lendlease’s ‘Geelong First’ commitment will put local partnerships, skills and innovation at the heart of Read More »

Opportunity to join Community Grants Assessment Panel

Posted 3 September 2020

Help needed to assess grants  Volunteer to help assess City of Greater Geelong community grants. The City of Greater Geelong is seeking expressions of interest from community representative’s interested in joining the Community Grants Assessment Panel. The panel is responsible for reviewing grant applications and making funding recommendations to council. In 2020-21, more than $4.33 Read More »

State of the arts in 2020 and beyond: new inquiry

Posted 28 August 2020

Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions will be the focus of a new Parliamentary inquiry. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts will hear evidence on the benefits the arts bring to Australia, and the significant impacts that COVID-19 has had on this important industry. Committee Chair, Dr David Gillespie MP, Read More »

FREE Webinar Info Session Arts Industry Commissions (AIC) program

Posted 28 August 2020

FREE Webinar Info Session Arts Industry Commissions (AIC) program Situation: You have heard about the new Arts Industry Commissions offered through the Arts & Culture Department of the City of Greater Geelong. You have downloaded the EOI form from the Arts & Culture page , but you need more information (need to download the form? Visit the Arts & Read More »

NEW Geelong grant writing workshop

Grant Writing Workshops for Geelong Creatives

Posted 27 August 2020

NEW Geelong grant writing workshop Brush up on your grant writing skills and learn how to put together a strong funding application in this grant writing workshop run by Selene Bateman from Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. The workshop will go through step by step how to approach the application process. It will include how to Read More »

Boost your creative business at Click for Vic

Posted 27 August 2020

Boost your creative business at Click for Vic Click for Vic are boosting and supporting Victorian businesses. Do you have a creative business located here in Geelong? Click for Vic want to hear from you. They are on the look out for talented people in our area who have fabulous products to sell. Click for Read More »

Creating our future. The National Arts Participation Survey Results are here!

Posted 27 August 2020

Creating our future. The National Arts Participation Survey Results are here! The results of the latest National Arts and Participation Survey are out now. This survey is the fourth edition in the research series. Arts and creativity are critical as we seek to bring life back into our cities, regions, culture and economy. An increasing majority (84%) of Read More »

Entries for Geelong’s 2021 calendar photo competition close this Friday

Posted 27 August 2020

Entries for Geelong’s 2021 calendar photo competition close this Friday A shortlist will be put to a public vote in September. Each year the City of Greater Geelong create a wall calendar made up on photographs from amazing from local amateur and professional photographers, which are submitted through their annual calendar photo competition. Designed to Read More »

RAV Announces Successful Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative Applicants

Posted 27 August 2020

RAV Announces Successful Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative Applicants Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative is a quick-response funding program supporting professional independent creative practitioners, sole traders, freelancers, collectives and micro-organisations/businesses whose work and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by coronavirus. The successful recipients of the Sustaining Creative Workers funding has been recently announced. Captured below is a list Read More »

Recovery Roadmap Webinars are coming soon.

Posted 27 August 2020

Recovery Roadmap Webinars are coming soon. Presented by ArtsHub and Creative Victoria, this new webinar series will be covering a range of helpful topics as we look to a post-pandemic future. As we are currently in stage three lockdown in regional Victoria, and Melbourne operates under stage four restrictions – planning for the future is Read More »

One day left to express your interest in Humans in Geelong Online Expo 2020.

Posted 20 August 2020

One day left to express your interest in Humans in Geelong Online Expo 2020. Premiering on YouTube Sunday 11th October Humans in Geelong. This is your opportunity to shine as Humans in Geelong have a wide reach within out community, Australia and in over 43 countries.  You are invited to contribute a short, snappy, inspiring Read More »

Geelong Arts Centre Creative Engine

Posted 20 August 2020

Geelong Arts Centre Creative Engine This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! Geelong Arts Centre has an opportunity for you and better yet, has just the place for you to express your creative flare and highlight your fresh artistic ideas. Creative Engine is your space to make and to collaborate with other locally-based Read More »

Closing Soon! Only one week left to apply for Platform LAB Residency Program

The Platform LAB supports emerging artists

Posted 20 August 2020

Closing Soon! Only one week left to apply for Platform LAB residency program Platform Arts is still accepting applications for LAB, a new $5000 residency and program for emerging artists and collectives in Geelong. Get in quick and apply, it’s not too late! This is a substantial opportunity for emerging artists to build their careers Read More »

It’s Our Backyard! Lets think local first.

Posted 20 August 2020

It’s Our Backyard! Lets think local first. From the local florist to your neighbourhood butcher, businesses in our community have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s Our Backyard has been developed to inspire our community to back Geelong and think local first when seeking supplies and essential services. As many businesses have closed, Read More »

Celebrating diversity of cultures in the UK/Australia Season 2021-22

Posted 20 August 2020

Celebrating diversity of cultures in the UK/Australia Season 2021-22 The UK/Australia Season 2021-22 is an opportunity for artists, universities and civil society leaders from the UK and Australia to come together to examine our current context as two diverse and outward-looking nations. Through a series of events, collectively the aim is to gain a deeper Read More »

Ars Electronica Gardens: Australia & New Zealand

Posted 20 August 2020

Ars Electronica Gardens: Australia & New Zealand Ars Electronica has a long-term and intensive relationship with Australia and New Zealand and has established a “satellite office” – Ars Electronica Australia. The organisations vision is to support the creative community at the interface of art, technology and society. The journey to Ars Electronica Gardens has been Read More »

Just Announced – additional date Free Grant Writing Workshop

Grant Writing Workshops for Geelong Creatives

Posted 19 August 2020

Free Grant Writing Workshop – Arts, Music and Creative Industries Thursday 27 August is booked out, so The City of Greater Geelong, through the Arts & Culture Department, have announced an additional  free grant-writing workshop for people working in the creative and cultural industries. Learn how to put together a strong funding application in this Read More »

2021 Port Fairy Folk Festival Cancelled

2019 Announcement of the Folk Alliance International Conference in Geelong, March 2020

Posted 14 August 2020

The Port Fairy Folk Festival committee has announced that the 2021 Port Fairy Folk Festival will not go ahead. From the Committee: “Health and safety for the Port Fairy community, our volunteers, the hundreds of performers, many contractors and of course you, our audience, is at the forefront of everything we do to provide you Read More »

GRANTS GRANTS GRANTS! Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Closing Monday.

Posted 13 August 2020

GRANTS GRANTS GRANTS! Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Closing Monday. The Culture and Heritage Recovery Grant is closing soon. This is an opportunity for individuals, organisations and venues in the arts, cultural and heritage sectors to apply for a recovery grant. The purpose of this grant is support the continued ability to create art, which Read More »

We the Makers Create Program: For artists and craftspeople to share their skills

Posted 13 August 2020

We the Makers Create Program: For artists and craftspeople to share their skills We the Makers Create is a new digital experience from the National Wool Museum Geelong.  Building on the success of the Designer Showcase digital exhibition it provides a platform for artists and craftspeople to share their skills and inspire others to start Read More »

Design Awards Highlights Victorian Creative Innovators

Posted 13 August 2020

Design Award Highlights Victorian Creative Innovators Shining a spotlight on Victorian design, the state is encouraging design innovators to enter their ground-breaking projects into the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Entries are open for projects across eight categories – architecture, product and industrial design, communications design, fashion, digital and service design, design strategy, and projects by Read More »

White Night Bendigo Event Cancellation

Posted 13 August 2020

White Night Bendigo Event Cancellation White Night Regional is known for transforming and bringing cities to life in a night of colourful projections, art, music, performance, wondrous illuminations and culture shining brightly under the cover of darkness. It’s an amazing celebration of the arts, culture and creativity and has become a key cultural event internationally Read More »

RISE Fund program opening soon

Posted 13 August 2020

RISE Fund program opening soon Keep an eye out as another round of funding is soon to be released! $75 million of funding has been announced as a part of the Creative Economy Support Package and will be available to support the arts and entertainment sector. The program targets funding towards sector organisations who are Read More »

Arts Industry Commissions Program Announced

Illustrates the Arts Industry Commissions

Posted 12 August 2020

The City of Greater Geelong is pleased to announce the Arts Industry Commissions program (AIC). The AIC program offers a series of new commissioning opportunities designed to provide support to professionals working in the arts, cultural and heritage sectors who have been impacted adversely by COVID-19.  Iit aims to generate cross-industry partnerships that will positively Read More »

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 »

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 »

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