New Strategy to promote growth of the City’s arts and culture

28 February 2019 8:22 AM

The arts and culture sector in the City of Kalamunda will be recognised for its strategic importance in the draft Arts Strategy and draft Public Art Policy that is currently open for comment.

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The arts and culture sector in the City of Kalamunda will be recognised for its strategic importance in the draft Arts Strategy and draft Public Art Policy that is currently open for comment.

The draft Arts Strategy has three key focus areas: place-making and identity, enriching community and growing the City’s arts economy. The draft Public Art Policy (which falls under the Strategy) will provide guidance for the installation of artworks in public places across the City and will improve the visual amenity of the City’s built environment.

Mayor John Giardina said “The City is home to many talented artists and performers and it is important that we continue to recognise our artists and art for the value it provides to our communities”.

“Arts and culture also has serious tourism potential and the draft strategy and policy highlights the strategic importance of our arts and culture sector”.

“All residents enjoy art to some extent. Arts are a way of building community strength, encouraging personal creativity and celebrating our identity. Through the Strategy we can embrace our arts and culture as creators, a captive audience or as a source of ideas”.

“I encourage everyone to have their say, as the community’s feedback will help shape the development of the Strategy and Policy and ensure that we can build the City’s visual appeal, community strength and develop valued physical spaces”.

“I would also like to thank and acknowledge the work of the Kalamunda Arts Advisory Committee, presiding member Andy Farrant and all of the committee for their ongoing volunteer contributions in bringing the draft strategy and policy to fruition.”

“The Arts Advisory Committee was a new committee formed in late 2017 and the group have done an inspiring job in bringing arts to the forefront of conversations throughout the City, the draft Arts Strategy and Policy are just the beginning no doubt.” 

Have your say

Have your say online today at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.
Hard copies of the feedback form are also available from the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda and from all City libraries and recreation centres.
Comments close 5pm 29 March 2019.

 

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