The Arts and Cultural Development unit of East Gippsland Shire Council forms part of the Planning and Community Directorate.
The team comprises the Manager Community Access and Arts, one full-time Arts and Culture Development Coordinator, one full-time Performing Arts Development Coordinator and a team of casual theatre usher staff.
We strive to provide strategic development and coordination of arts and culture across East Gippsland. We recognise that arts and culture contribute to our prosperity from a sense of community engagement, economic development and health and well-being.
As part of the Arts and Cultural Development Program, the Forge Theatre and Art Hub presents a public program of performance, music, exhibitions and workshops.
The Arts and Culture unit resource and produce a variety of programs and projects. A monthly arts e-newsletter is produced and distributed to local artists, arts groups and interested individuals. The guide to Art, Culture and Heritage in East Gippsland is 'Up Close and Personal.' For further information on these publications contact Council.
A small pool of grant funding is available annually through the Council Grants Program, to encourage local arts and heritage groups to produce projects in the community.
Arts and Culture Documents
Art and Culture Policy
Art and Culture Strategy
Arts and Culture Strategic Advisory Board members 2011.pdf