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Supporting our arts

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Mount Alexander Shire Council supports arts and culture within our Shire through:

•The Cultural Development Officer position
•Provision of Community Grants
•Providing affordable venues available for hire
•Providing direct support to arts and culture organisations

At Home Residency Program 2019

The Phee Broadway Theatre proudly presented an entirely local line-up in 2018. In partnership with the Regional Centre for Culture, the inaugural AT HOME residency program highlighted the strength of our local industries and so building on the program’s success, AT HOME has been reshaped to further encourage and nurture curiosity, collaboration and conversation in 2019.

This year AT HOME is offering three different types of residency opportunities. If you’re looking to research and develop new work, test a new product, accelerate your creative practice and build your audience, AT HOME might just be for you.

Click on the links below to find out which AT HOME opportunity could help bring your ideas to life.

CREATE AT HOME in the theatre
PLAY AT HOME in the theatre
EXHIBIT AT HOME in the foyer

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 5pm, Monday, 11 February 2019.

Cultural Development Officer

The Cultural Development Officer role leads and supports the development of policy, strategies and recommendations in accordance with the Mount Alexander Shire Arts Strategy 2011-2015 to assist Council in making decisions about the provision of quality arts and cultural facilities and programs within the Shire.

The Mount Alexander Shire Cultural Development Officer is based at the Civic Centre, Castlemaine, and can be contacted on (03) 5471 1700 or via email arts@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

Community grants

Each year Mount Alexander Shire Council allocates funding to support a range of local community-based projects and initiatives through the Strengthening Our Community Grants Scheme.

Venues for hire

There are a number of community venues in the Mount Alexander Shire that are available for hire to the community. These venues include the Phee Broadway Theatre, the historic Market Building along with a number of halls and garden rooms within the shire.

Learn more about Council managed venues available for hire.

Additional venues for hire can be found on the CastlemaineArt website.

Arts and culture organisations

Council actively supports local arts and culture organisations including:

Castlemaine Art Museum
Buda Historic Home and Garden
Castlemaine State Festival

As an artist or an arts organisation with the Mount Alexander Shire you are encouraged to register for a free profile page on the arts directory for the Shire at Castlemaine Art.

Visit the Exploring our Arts for websites and social media sites that can provide a valuable link to the creative community, and can also be used for marketing and communications.

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