Arts and Culture Strategy 2022-2026

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The Arts and Culture Strategy 2022-2026(PDF, 4MB) was adopted by Council on 27 September 2022.

An Arts and Culture Plan or Strategy for Nillumbik Shire is developed every four years. It responds directly to the strategic objectives/goals of the Council Plan in line with community needs and aspiration.

Nillumbik has long been renowned for fostering its deep connections to the arts. We know that our artistic and cultural heritage is important to the Nillumbik community and that creative communities and grassroots art practices are inherent to the Shire.

Community consultation

ArtBeat: a pulse check for Arts & Culture in Nillumbik (community consultation phase) helped to guide the development of the Arts & Culture Strategy 2022-2026 for Nillumbik Shire Council and was based on community values and focused on outcomes.

The consultations included 12 different activities: an interactive exhibition, surveys (online and paper based), roving performers, focus groups and opportunities for individual submissions.

The consultations heard 2216 distinct voices across a wide and diversified field, from every corner of Nillumbik.

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts.

Data analysis was undertaken and used to create What We Know Arts and Culture Strategy 2022-2026 Community Consultation Summary Report(PDF, 6MB)

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