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Arts, Heritage & Culture Pillar

The G21 Arts, Heritage & Culture Pillar’s aims to foster artistic creativity, cultural leadership and involvement, as well as recognition and utilisation of heritage assets by:

  • promoting culture for all by engaging the community
  • developing artists, ideas and knowledge
  • building creative industries
  • acknowledging, celebrating and creating places and spaces
  • promoting cultural leadership.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following Arts & Culture project as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:
  • An arts and cultural precinct comprising a new Library and Heritage Centre, expanded GPAC and Geelong Gallery and renovation of the Old Courthouse Building.

Pillar Projects

The G21 Arts, Heritage & Culture Pillar projects support the objectives of ‘The G21 Geelong Region Plan – A sustainable growth strategy’ and are owned and delivered by a variety of regional organisations. Current Projects are:

Latest Pillar Activity

An update from the February 2018 Arts, Heritage and Culture Pillar.
Experienced arts and culture administrator and festivals director Joel McGuinness is new Geelong Performing Arts Centre Chief Executive Officer.
Geelong Performing Arts Centre's $38.5m upgrade is underway, promising significant creative gains.

Important Resources

For more information

Email msmith@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
or fill in our contact form.

Pillar Leadership

Cr Margot Smith (LEADER)
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire
Kaz Paton (DEPUTY LEADER)
Manager Arts & Culture
City of Greater Geelong
Barbara Abley AM
Member
National Serviceman's Association
Susan Allsop
Secretary
Osborne Park Association
Mark Beasley
Manager
Geelong Heritage Centre Collection & Heritage Centre Services
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Jennifer Cromarty
President
Creative Geelong
Shannon Di Lisio
Tourism & Community Development Program Leader
Borough of Queenscliffe
Julie Dyer
Arts Development Officer
Surf Coast Shire
Padraic Fisher
Director
National Wool Museum
Cr Helena Kirby
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Nada Malinac
Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Patti Manolis
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Regional Library Corporation
Cr Jim Mason
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Una McAlinden
Director
National Celtic Festival
Prof David McCooey
Personal Chair, Faculty of Arts & Education
Deakin University
Joel McGuinness
General Manager
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Alex McTavish
Executive Producer
Courthouse Youth Arts
Alice Nash
Executive Producer
Back to Back Theatre
Cr Boyce Pizzey
Councillor
Borough of Queenscliffe
Ian Seuren
Manager Arts & Leisure
Colac Otway Shire
Jason Smith
Director
Geelong Art Gallery
Melissa Stark
Development Manager
Back to Back Theatre
Leanne Stein
Arts Access Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe
Samantha Thompson
Community Development Officer
Golden Plains Shire
Damian Waight
Manager Community Relations
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Terry Woodcroft
Councillor
Colac Otway Shire