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

UPSCALE | Geelong After Dark | 2019

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 »

Geelong Arts Centre Announces An Extended Closure

Posted 15 April 2020

Geelong Arts Centre Announces An Extended Closure A message from Joel McGuinness, CEO of the Geelong Arts Centre has announced the heartbreaking but essential decision to remain closed until 30 June 2020. Through this extended closure, Geelong Arts Centre continues to play its part in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria Read More »

Victoria’s Digital Creator Program : Learn how to create and share online content

Posted 15 April 2020

Victoria’s Digital Creator Program : Learn how to create and share online content These workshops are fantastic for musicians wanting to learn how to create and share online content. Music Victoria is here to help musician’s understand how how they can get music in front of more people and grow a career via a targeted, Read More »

We Wear Australian Initiative

Posted 15 April 2020

We Wear Australian Initiative #WeWearAustralian is an initiative that is uniting the national fashion industry in this unprecedented time, and is helping to contribute to the rebuild of our community. #WeWearAustralian obtains a range of participating brands who are pleased to share their uniquely crafted offers & products that can be enjoyed and appreciated by Read More »

Isolation Fixation | It’s time to get creative

Posted 15 April 2020

Isolation Fixation | It’s time to get creative April is here! SOMEONE NEW THEATRE COMPANY presents: ISOLATION FIXATION! A friendly competition to remind the community that they are here, and that even during a pandemic, they are still going to make noise! Here’s how it works: CHOOSE A CATEGORY -Visual Art -Screen -Audio -Written Text Read More »

Potato Shed Bird Bath Live Cam

Posted 15 April 2020

Potato Shed Bird Bath Live Cam The Potato Shed is just one of a number of regional Victorian companies and artists adapting to the changed circumstances forced upon us by COVID-19 with offerings both online and off. The Potato Shed Bird Bath Cam live stream brings music, meditation and wildlife together. The first live broadcast Read More »

Ausdance Victoria Offering Online Resources for Dancers 

Posted 15 April 2020

Ausdance Victoria Offering Online Resources for Dancers Ausdance Victoria provides innovative dance education programs for people of all ages, experience and dance career pathways. Their aim is to ensure that all Victorians can engage in high quality dance education, and to ensure that there are a range of avenues to broaden or deepen those experiences. Read More »

#timetomend

Posted 15 April 2020

#timetomend The Climate Museum talks about now being a perfect time to mend. Find the full article link below for more information. Climate Museum UK is a mobile and digital museum creatively stirring and collecting responses to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Bridget Mck, recently published an article for the Climate Museum UK about considering Read More »

Business Support Package for Artists Announced

City of Greater Geelong Business Support Package for Artists

Posted 9 April 2020

The City of Greater Geelong has fast-tracked a Business Support Package for COVID-19 impacted businesses within our region. The City has a dedicated page on Coronavirus Support. Alternatively, you can call 5272 5272 for information. If you have an active ABN and practise in the cultural and creative sector, the City  will provide you with free Read More »

One-Night Only Performance with Cabaret Star : Michaela Burger

Posted 8 April 2020

One-Night Only Performance with Cabaret Star : Michaela Burger This Thursday 9 April from 8pm, Geelong Arts Centre is bringing us a special digital concert. A one-night-only performance from Australian award-winning cabaret star, Michaela Burger. While you may not be able to join the Geelong Art Centre in their venues, they promise to bring a Read More »

Notice of Cancellations and Postponed Creative Events

Posted 8 April 2020

Notice of Cancellations and Postponed Creative Events On behalf of the Arts Atlas and Arts Bulletin team, we are currently updating our opportunities and event listings on our website to inform you of events that have been cancelled or postponed for a later date. Watch this space as the creative industry grows and adapts to Read More »

COVID-19 Impact on Cultural Industries​ Survey

Posted 8 April 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Cultural Industries​ Survey  Culture Counts is conducting research on the immense impact of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and are asking organisations to provide information about how their business has been affected. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and your response will contribute to a comprehensive report that details Read More »

Copyright Agency adds additional support to Writers, Visual Artists and Publishers

Posted 8 April 2020

Copyright Agency adds additional support to Writers, Visual Artists and Publishers Copyright Agency announces a full program of support for writers, visual artists and publishers in the face of the severe challenges they face as a result of COVID-19. Under this program, Copyright Agency will provide an additional $375,000 in grants to creators, as well Read More »

Local Garage Door Gallery Bringing Together Community & Creativity

Posted 8 April 2020

Local Garage Door Gallery Bringing Together Community & Creativity Despite the immense impacts that COVID-19 has had on our communities locally, regionally and world-wide it is incredible to see how individuals have responded. Creating positive initiatives during this time both big and small has brought much happiness and growth, encouraging us to still connect as Read More »

National Wool Museum School Holiday Program Launches Online 

Posted 8 April 2020

National Wool Museum School Holiday Program Launches Online The National Wool Museum is here to help entertain the kids at home during the school holidays. The online program encourages young children to get crafty, create and make at home. This week listen to Marc Martin’s beautiful story, A River, and start to imagine all the Read More »

Creative Connections Online Webinar Series 

Posted 1 April 2020

Creative Connections Online Webinar Series Learn. Adapt. Respond.  Offering practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes for the cultural and arts sectors. As a direct response to the current challenges faced by the arts sector, the development of the online webinar series acknowledges the isolation felt by Read More »

Sewing Scrubs To Support Health Workers

Posted 1 April 2020

Sewing Scrubs To Support Health Workers The Social Studio is a fashion school, a clothing label, a retail shop, a digital textile print studio, a clothing manufacturer and a community space created from the style and skills of young people from new migrant and refugee communities. They are a social enterprise that champions the values Read More »

Introducing: HomeFeed. An initiative to keep our community connected.

Posted 1 April 2020

Introducing: HomeFeed. An initiative to keep our community connected. Three Australian creatives – Zoee Marsh, Cat Santos and Caetlyn Watson – have come together to create Home Feed, an initiative to keep the dance community connected using the resources at hand. Homefeed is a Youtube Channel that was created with the intention of keeping our community Read More »

Digital Library at your fingertips

Posted 1 April 2020

Digital Library at your fingertips A new digital resource is here. Your Library @ Home. Your Library @Home Still supporting the community the Geelong Regional Libraries have launched a new digital resource. The platform brings together a range of educational, informative and entertaining video and audio content, including virtual events, online resources and links to Read More »

A Small Reminder To Look After Your Mental Health

Posted 1 April 2020

A Small Reminder To Look After Your Mental Health COVID-19 is creating uncertainty across many communities and industries. The performing arts and live event sectors have been greatly impacted among other creative sectors. During these uncertain times, we are going to need strength and connection to get through. It’s hard to know where to start Read More »

A NEW RESILIENCE FUND AND ARTS AND DISABILITY MENTORSHIPS RE-OPEN

Posted 1 April 2020

A NEW RESILIENCE FUND AND ARTS AND DISABILITY MENTORSHIPS RE-OPEN A Resilience Fund of approximately $5M for artists and arts organisations to support their livelihoods, practice and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic has officially been announced. The Resilience Fund has been created to provide immediate relief to Australian artists, arts workers and arts organisations and Read More »

COVID.19 – Your Health and Safety is important to us

Posted 25 March 2020

COVID.19 – Your Health and Safety is important to us On behalf of Arts Atlas and the Arts Bulletin team we would like to acknowledge that your health and safety is very important to us. Please take some time to continue to stay up to date with what is happening around COVID-19 and ensure you Read More »

Artist in Residence Program Opportunity

Posted 25 March 2020

Artist in Residence Program Opportunity Chamber Made is now calling for applications for their 2020 Orange House by the Sea Artist Residency program for mid-career women and non-binary artists who are working at the intersections of performance, sound and music. Located on the scenic Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, the Orange House by the Sea is Read More »

Live-streaming – Lots to see and be part of.

Posted 25 March 2020

Live-stream a range of events Creatives and cultural organisations are moving their work online. Here’s what’s coming to your online platform … Music 25 March–29 March: Riverboats Music Festival have launched The Lounge Room Sessions, which will broadcast a 20-minute set from an Australian act at 8pm each night, via Facebook live – with a link Read More »

We The Makers Design Festival – Update

Posted 25 March 2020

We The Makers Design Festival – Update In response to the anticipated spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the National Wool Museum is postponing the launch and exhibition related activities for We The Makers Design Festival until late June 2020 (subject to further notice). The National Wool Museum has appreciated all the designers and makers who Read More »

A Local Creative Re-Imagines Geelong Design Week

Posted 25 March 2020

A Local Creative Re-Imagines Geelong Design Week A Bannockburn man crafting treasures from junk has “reimagined” Geelong Design Week after coronavirus concerns caused the inaugural event’s cancellation. The cancellation would disappoint thousands of local residents, according to The Reimaginarium owner Ryan Mischkulnig So he decided to get “creative” and share his presentation, Re-Retail – A Read More »

Explore Ten Online Museum, Gallery and Landmark Tours That’ll Help You Virtually Get Out of the House

Posted 25 March 2020

Explore Ten Online Museum, Gallery and Landmark Tours That’ll Help You Virtually Get Out of the House The globe’s top museums, galleries, landmarks and attractions are offering virtual tours. Want to explore the National Gallery of Victoria’s collections? See the Smithsonian’s dinosaur fossils? Check out the Sistine Chapel? That’s all as easy clicking a few Read More »

Discover local stories on the Connecting Memory App

Posted 18 March 2020

Discover local stories on the Connecting Memory App If you are in need of some uplifting and inspiring stories the Connecting Memory App has an ever-growing collection, connecting people with place! From songs, to films to written stories/poems there is something for everyone to enjoy. Conveyed in the ‘first voice’, these stories are as personal Read More »

Advocate for the Creative Industry Sector

Posted 18 March 2020

Advocate for the Creative Industry Sector From independent contractors to major businesses, COVID-19 is causing havoc for workers and companies and impacting the employment and well-being of thousands of Australians. Announcements of cancelled gigs, markets, exhibitions, community events, pops, get downs and get together’s have been hitting the creative community incredibly hard. With nearly $50m Read More »

Free Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Live Stream Performance

Posted 18 March 2020

Free Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Live Stream Performance The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra wants the show to go on and will make sure it does with a new “Keep the Music Going” initiative. The final performance of Scheherazade on Monday March 16 will be live streamed on Youtube at 7pm direct from Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. Peruvian conductor Read More »

Building An Online Community !

Posted 18 March 2020

Building An Online Community ! The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The project goals aim to help Read More »

A Dollar-For-Dollar Matched Funding Initiative

Posted 18 March 2020

A Dollar-For-Dollar Matched Funding Initiative Launching an Australian Culture Fund Boost! A dollar-for-dollar matched funding initiative has been launched and is designed to leverage private sector support through a matched funding ‘boost’. Open to independent artists and arts organisations across Australia who are fundraising through the Australian Cultural Fund the program will preference projects to those residing, Read More »

A rare Antarctic Arts Fellowship opportunity is here ! 

Posted 18 March 2020

A rare Antarctic Arts Fellowship opportunity is here ! The Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for members of the creative community to experience Antarctica first-hand, and share this with the broader Australian community through their chosen art form. Enabling people from the creative community to experience Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic, and Australia’s activities in these Read More »

Geelong After Dark 2020 Cancelled

Posted 17 March 2020

It is with great sadness that the City of Greater Geelong must cancel Geelong After Dark 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in relation to non-essential mass gatherings over 500. The success of Geelong After Dark lies in the support that you as our audience give artists, musicians and performers each year as Read More »

Deakin Filmmakers Win The Geelong Pride Film Festival Uplift Award

Posted 11 March 2020

Deakin Filmmakers Win The Geelong Pride Film Festival Uplift Award Celebrating three years ! The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) is an emerging LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Gender Diverse, Intersex and Queer) film festival in Geelong, Australia. This year the festival will be celebrating three years ! The not-for-profit community-run festival screens contemporary Read More »

2020 shaping up to be a big year for Back To Back Theatre

Posted 11 March 2020

2020 shaping up to be a big year for Back To Back Theatre This week the Back to Back Theatre ensemble and touring party returned to Geelong, following the triumphant international premiere of THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES across five cities in North America. The performances were met with warmth and gratitude from Read More »

Effie in Love Me Tinder Announces Second Show in Geelong

Posted 11 March 2020

Effie in Love Me Tinder Announces Second Show in Geelong There’s an exciting announcement! Due to popular demand Effie has added a second show here in Geelong! Her original 7pm on Saturday 4th April show is almost completely sold-out so she’s going to perform again that night at 9pm. On the back of a successful Read More »

Manon des Sources Autumn Classic French Film

Posted 11 March 2020

Manon des Sources Autumn Classic French Film An autumn classic French film is coming to Geelong in a couple of weeks time. Alliance Francais will be hosting the screening of “Manon des Sources”, the sequel to “Jean de Florette” at Village Cinemas. This is could be an opportunity for you to brush up on your Read More »

Top Industry Talent Supporting Students To Think Creatively

Posted 11 March 2020

Top Industry Talent Supporting Students To Think Creatively Working side-by-side with leading creative professionals this year, hundreds of students from 14 schools across Victoria will participate in Creative Learning Partnership programs. The program encourages students from Foundation to Year 10 to think outside of the box and partner with a creative practitioner or organisation to Read More »

Fostering and maintaining a sustainable live music sector. Apply for Live Music Professionals Program !

Posted 4 March 2020

Fostering and maintaining a sustainable live music sector. Apply for Live Music Professionals Program ! Music Victoria have opened up an exciting and vibrant program aimed at fostering and maintaining a sustainable live music sector. The program encourages and supports, Live Music Professionals, ultimately gearing towards strengthening Victoria’s diverse and vibrant music communities. Supporting those Read More »

Geelong female arts symposium to be the first of its kind in Victoria

Posted 4 March 2020

Geelong female arts symposium to be the first of its kind in Victoria Introducing: Energetical. Platform Youth Arts and Deakin University will be co-presenting a one-day symposium focusing on the value, labour, experience and intergenerational knowledge of women artists and arts workers living or working regionally in Victoria. This hybrid symposium, exhibition and workshop program Read More »

Little Malop Central is now making music

Posted 4 March 2020

Little Malop Central is now making music Permanent musical instruments have been installed throughout Little Malop Street in Geelong. The fixed activation’s include bongo drums, a xylophone and acoustic play elements for children and families to enjoy. Other recent upgrades at the space between Yarra and Moorabool streets include the installation of lighting, seating, planter Read More »

Learn how to reduce your ecological footprint

Posted 4 March 2020

Learn how to reduce your ecological footprint Want to reduce your ecological footprint, but unsure where to start? The Transition Streets Sustainable Living Festival can provide you with steps you can take to live more sustainably while strengthening your community. This free event is the first of its kind in Geelong and will feature a Read More »

Feminist Writers Festival: Kindred Panel – Queer Life, Community and all the feels

Posted 4 March 2020

Feminist Writers Festival: Kindred Panel – Queer Life, Community and all the feels What does it mean to be human? Is sexuality and identity political? And what does community look like? Kindred contributors Alison Evans, Erin Gough, Marlee Ward and Nevo Zisin discuss how belonging and identity is shaped by the people we love and Read More »

GET INSPIRED: APPLYING DESIGN TO YOUR ARTS PRACTICE

Posted 27 February 2020

GET INSPIRED: APPLYING DESIGN TO YOUR ARTS PRACTICE Geelong Design Week celebrates Geelong’s global recognition as Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design. Over 10 days from 19 to 29 March, leading local and international design experts will host more than 80 events that explore new ideas and challenge what’s possible. City of Greater Geelong, supported Read More »

Pako Festa: Celebrating Cultural Diversity !

Posted 27 February 2020

Pako Festa: Celebrating Cultural Diversity ! Australia’s largest free celebration of cultural diversity is back this weekend ! Pakington Street will transform into a marching, dancing, singing procession of diverse performers from around the world. Every year since 1983 Pako Festa has gathered together thousands of people from Geelong’s local and cultural communities, professional performers, Read More »

Skill Up! iPhoneography for makers

Posted 27 February 2020

Skill Up! iPhoneography for makers Teaching you all the practical tips and tricks to truly capturing great images! Join Sarah Weston from Craft Victoria in the first Skill Up! class for 2020. The workshop will give you some great cost-effective tips to use the camera function on your phone to take great photos of your Read More »

A theatrical re-imagining of Stella Miles Franklin’s timeless novel

Posted 27 February 2020

A theatrical re-imagining of Stella Miles Franklin’s timeless novel Introducing : My brilliant career. Kicking off in just over two weeks is a theatrical re-imagining of Stella Miles Franklin’s timeless novel of love, adventure and freedom. This glorious rehearsal shot says it all – Michaela Gregory is simply wonderful as Sybylla Melvyn – a young woman Read More »

The Exchange Music Industry Panel Showcase

Posted 27 February 2020

The Exchange Music Industry Panel Showcase In partnership with Music Victoria,  Folk Alliance International and Port Fairy Folk Festival, City of Greater Geelong are proud to present a FREE Showcase. Hear from some of Victoria’s best folk bands including: The Maes, Alice Skye, Fenn Wilson and Alana Wilkinson and listen to insights into the world Read More »

The Women in Community Life Awards are now open for nomination.

Posted 20 February 2020

The Women in Community Life Awards are now open for nomination. Recognising women in the Geelong region who make a difference within the community. Presented annually to outstanding women in the Geelong region, the awards acknowledge that through their work, volunteering and community focus contribute not only to increased participation of women and girls in Read More »

Augmented Reality journey begins at Geelong Gallery

Posted 20 February 2020

Augmented Reality journey begins at Geelong Gallery A digital tour guide has arrived at Geelong Gallery. Introducing : Orby. Designed for both individuals and groups, Orby takes visitors on a captivating, augmented reality journey through the Gallery to learn more about the works of art on display. These engaging tours explore key works from the Read More »

Geelong Arts Centre Welcomes Back Break-out Star Mary Coustas

Posted 20 February 2020

Geelong Arts Centre Welcomes Back Break-out Star Mary Coustas Mary Coustas AKA Effie is returning to her old stomping ground, Geelong, where her acting career began and thus… A Star Was Born. Everyone’s favourite gregarious Greek goddess Effie (the colourful comic creation of Acropolis Now’s big-haired, break-out star Mary Coustas) is back on the road with her latest show Effie in Love Read More »

Opportunity for artist’s to exhibit at Rachinger Gallery.

Posted 20 February 2020

Opportunity for artist to exhibit at Rachinger Gallery. Rachinger Gallery has an exciting opportunity for artists to exhibit works in their gallery from 30 March – 2 May. If you, or artists/groups you know, would be interested in exhibiting in April (it could be a one or two exhibitions) please get in contact and let Read More »

Grants available supporting sustainable cultural development

Posted 13 February 2020

Grants available. Supporting sustainable cultural development The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is supporting sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. The Fund directly focuses on supporting participation in and access to the arts whilst encouraging the greater private sector support for the arts. See below further information relating to current funding programs within Read More »

Visit the Nightjar ‘Little Sister’, here in Geelong !

Posted 13 February 2020

Visit the Nightjar ‘Little Sister’, here in Geelong ! AN ECLECTIC FUSION OF MUSIC, FOOD, MARKET STALLS & ENTERTAINMENT Did you miss the Nightjar Torquay in January? Don’t worry you can visit it’s little sister, Nightjar Geelong each Friday night in February at Johnstone Park! Each season sees the festival’s interactive art installations, roving performers, Read More »

UNESCO City of Design Symposium – BUILDING AN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

Posted 13 February 2020

UNESCO City of Design Symposium – BUILDING AN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM Hosted by Deakin University, Design Mind and the City of Greater Geelong – Australia’s only designated UNESCO City of Design. This unique international symposium will be the first of its kind in Australia, bringing together business, government and educational leaders to explore how design and Read More »

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