Yours, mine, our arts and culture - have your say

Published on 21 November 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Shire’s first arts and culture community forum was a great success with more than 40 local creatives gathering in Rye to discuss how we can better support creative practitioners on the Peninsula and deliver an inspiring creative offering to our community.

The next forum is coming up on Monday 3 December and will feature guest speaker Janet Reid, local actor of PLOS Musical Productions.

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 thoughts and ideas to help shape the future of arts and culture on the Peninsula.

Council’s representative for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel (ACAP) and Mayor 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:

Remaining Relevant: Arts and Culture on the Mornington Peninsula
Monday 3 December, 6pm-9pm
Mornington Park Pavilion, 9 Flinders Drive, Mornington
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Bringing it Together: Contribute to shaping the future of arts and culture in the Shire
Wednesday 6 February, 6pm-9pm
Somerville Mechanics Hall, 66 Station Street
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Surveys will also be available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Josh Brown of The Nook Gallery and Studios, local artist and 3RPP Arts About co-host Mark Stuart , Sally Baillieu from 3RPP and The Little Theatre Company, local artist John Baird and Michelle Leber from Kalang Retreat contributing at the Rye Forum for creatives.

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