Your chance to input on arts

July 22, 2023 BY

Maximum sparkles: Didn’t think there were lights at the recent Electric Wonderland installation in Rosaland Park, we as a member of the City’s Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Committee you could have a key voice on such issues. Photo: FILE

SPOTS on the City of Greater Bendigo’s Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Committee have opened up, and if you’re keen on helping guide the region’s artistic future now is the time to apply.

The committee was established three years ago as part of the municipality’s Greater Creative Bendigo Strategy and now the current members’ terms are up.

“We have approximately six positions available, and the City looks forward to inviting new voices and energy to the table,” said Steve Hamilton, CoGB’s director of strategy and growth.

“This will be a formal advisory committee of council and it will meet regularly to provide an important advisory and advocacy role for a diverse range of creative industries.

“The members of the committee will also contribute to the long-term vision of how the City and the community can work together to realise a future with creativity at its core.

“Creative industries form a significant and growing part of our economy which supports and generates jobs and investment.

“It also plays an important role in the health and wellbeing across the community and showcases Greater Bendigo to a wider audience.”

No previous experience in needed to join the committee and the group provides guidance on a range of artistic and creative crafts and endeavours as well as municipal galleries, museums, and events.

Expressions of interest to join the committee are open until Friday 25 August and for more information and to apply visit the City of Greater Bendigo website.

Along with the callout for new members, Mr Hamilton also gave thanks to the outgoing group at the end of their term.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank current committee members who have provided valuable insights for the City,” he said.

“Meetings are productive, and opinions are valued.”