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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

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.
The State Government has announced Geelong will host a popular White Night in 2018.

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Pillar Leadership

Cr Margot Smith (LEADER)
Surf Coast Shire
Manager Arts & Culture
City of Greater Geelong
Barbara Abley AM
National Serviceman's Association
Susan Allsop
Osborne Park Association
Julie Barnes
Acting General Manager
Courthouse Arts
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Shannon Di Lisio
Tourism & Community Development Program Leader
Borough of Queenscliffe
Julie Dyer
Arts Development Officer
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Helena Kirby
Golden Plains Shire
Patti Manolis
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Regional Library Corporation
Una McAlinden
National Celtic Festival
Prof David McCooey
Personal Chair, Faculty of Arts & Education
Deakin University
Joanne Morris
Committee Member
Creative Geelong
Alice Nash
Executive Producer
Back to Back Theatre
Cr Boyce Pizzey
Borough of Queenscliffe
Ian Seuren
Manager Arts & Leisure
Colac Otway Shire
Jason Smith
Geelong Art Gallery
Jill Smith
General Manager
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Samantha Thompson
Arts Officer
Golden Plains Shire
Damian Waight
Manager, Community Relations
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Terry Woodcroft
Colac Otway Shire