Yours, mine, our arts and culture

Published on 01 November 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to supporting local arts, music, theatre and cultural connections across the Peninsula.

In preparation for review and development of a new four-year Arts and Culture Plan, the Shire is inviting creatives, residents and visitors to share your thoughts and ideas to help shape the future of arts and culture on the Peninsula.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “this is a great opportunity for community input and a chance to work together with Council on an updated plan to guide how we facilitate and deliver arts and culture.

“We’ll continue to actively promote local community programs and organisations to help facilitate participation across all ages and abilities”.

Council’s representative for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel (ACAP) and Red Hill Ward Councillor David Gill said “arts and culture is so much more than paintbrush and pen; it’s the languages we speak, the stories we tell, the things we create.

“It’s such a richly diverse area and that’s a strong message we’re sharing during this feedback gathering period.

“We want to hear from the community and collaborate on a bigger and better plan for the next four years”.

Initial community feedback with be gathered over the coming months via a series of drop in sessions and online survey. The draft plan is expected to be placed on public exhibition in mid-2019.

Share your feedback

In person:

Get to know the Shire’s Arts and Culture team as they pop up at key events on the Peninsula this summer.

Attend a creative forum:

Wednesday 14 November, 12pm-3pm
Rye

Monday 3 December, 6pm-9pm
Mornington

Wednesday 6 February, 6pm-9pm
Somerville

Online:
mornpen.vic.gov.au/ourartsandculture

Surveys will also be available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

 PHOTO CAPTION: A young Peninsula creative having his say at the Shire’s arts and culture pop up at the Mornington Main Street Festival.