A plan for culture and art
24 May 2019
ARTISTS, creative souls, visitors and locals alike are being urged to share their opinions on the future of arts and culture for Inverell Shire.
A Cultural and Arts Plan is being developed by Cred Consulting, who works with communities state-wide to explore creative opportunities, gather grassroots feedback and also build participation in arts and cultural initiatives.
Inverell Shire Council mayor Paul Harmon says development of the plan is being funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and will help Council decision making and planning over the next ten years.
“The team from Cred Consulting will be visiting Inverell next week to meet locals, arts organisations and volunteers to hear from the community”.
A free community workshop will be held Tuesday 28 May, 6-8pm at Inverell RSM Rustic Table Restaurant to gather information and hear from residents.
Cr Harmon says it’s important for all in the community to have a voice on the future of the shire’s arts and culture.
“Many in our community are involved in the arts – whether it is through a volunteer group, attending festivals, as a student or educator, through recent murals installed at Ashford and Yetman or participation at the likes of our annual Multicultural Festival”.
“When we talk about arts and culture, it includes everything from visual arts to theatre, music, cultural heritage, dance, photography and our community history as well as written expression such as poetry.”
While Cred Consulting is keen to hear from those actively engaged in the arts, Cr Harmon says it’s equally important to hear from residents, visitors and business owners that have a more infrequent involvement with the arts.
“People who perhaps only occasionally attend a local festival or event at the Town Hall are also people we want to hear from; either through the online survey or the community workshop on Tuesday evening”.
For those who do not have internet access or a computer, a survey station is also available in the foyer of Council Administration Centre in Otho Street.
Anyone attending the workshop on Tuesday is asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6728 8160.
For further information contact: Fiona Adams | Inverell Shire Council | PO Box 138 | Inverell NSW 2360 | 02 6728 8288 | Fiona.Adams@inverell.nsw.gov.au