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 Arts Centre and 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

The 2019 review of the Arts, Heritage and Culture Pillar.
An update from the October 2019 Arts, Culture & Heritage Pillar meeting.
A $38.5 million redevelopment at the Geelong Arts Centre has been unveiled.

For more information

Email jason@geelonggallery.org.au
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Pillar Leadership

Jason Smith (Chair)
Director
Geelong Art Gallery
Joel McGuinness (Deputy Chair)
General Manager
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Barbara Abley AM
Member
National Serviceman's Association
Mark Beasley
Manager
Geelong Heritage Centre Collection & Heritage Centre Services
Kim Biggs
Arts & Culture Advisor
Golden Plains Shire
Madeleine Bisits
Manager Arts & Leisure
Colac Otway Shire
Elaine Carbines AM
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Jennifer Cromarty
Chief Executive Officer
Committee for Geelong
Cr Brian Crook
Councillor
Colac Otway Shire
Shannon Di Lisio
Tourism & Community Development Program Leader
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cr Ross Ebbels
Councillor
Borough of Queenscliffe
Padraic Fisher
Director
National Wool Museum
Harriet Gaffney
Arts Development Officer
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Helena Kirby
Councillor
Golden Plains Shire
Fiona Lee
President
Creative Geelong
Nada Malinac
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Office Manager
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
Cr Peter Murrihy
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Alice Nash
Executive Producer
Back to Back Theatre
Martin Paten
Manager Arts & Culture
City of Greater Geelong
Ilana Russell
Executive Producer
Platform Arts
Deb Sansom
Executive Manager Cultural Development & Community Engagement
Geelong Regional Library Corporation
Cr Margot Smith
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire
Melissa Stark
Development Manager
Back to Back Theatre
Cr Trent Sullivan
Councillor
City of Greater Geelong
Damian Waight
Manager Community Relations
Surf Coast Shire