Cultural and Arts Strategic Plan
Inverell Shire Council is developing a Cultural and Arts Strategic Plan for our shire with the assistance of Cred Consulting. The aim of the strategy is to grow our shire’s reputation as a vibrant and creative place to live, work and visit over the next ten years. The initiative is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Throughout 2019, we conducted extensive community engagement through community meetings, surveys, in-school visits, community drop-in sessions and web-based feedback to gather input from residents. This grassroots feedback has formed the foundation of our Cultural and Arts Strategic Plan.
Why is this Council’s business?
Inverell Shire Council recognises that our cultural and arts practices are an important part of building our community identity and connecting our people.
The development of a cultural and arts plan provides an overarching vision and direction for the delivery of Inverell Shire’s arts and cultural facilities, programs and services as well as providing a framework to maximise Council investment and ensure the greatest possible level of public engagement in the arts.
What do we mean by “culture” and “the arts”?
“Culture” is all about the ways we live our lives – the things we do and say on a daily basis – our beliefs, our language, our food – the rituals of daily life.
“The Arts” are the material ways we communicate these ideas and beliefs.
Culture is everything we do and how we live. The arts is how we write it down, film it, take a photo of it, sing about it, and so on. If you read, listen to music, paint, dance, play an instrument, sing, write, take photos, then you are engaged with the arts.
Download: Draft Cultural & Arts Strategic Plan (15 Mb – PDF)
Last modified 03-Feb-2020