“We know it’s an especially busy time of year so we’re getting the word out early in the hope that our creative communities can take up this opportunity to connect with each other and do a bit of future dreaming,” Council’s Arts and Culture Officer, Melitta Firth said.
“Council is developing an Arts and Culture Action Plan to guide our involvement and investment in arts and cultural activities and the Forum is a chance to hear from the community and get their input into what they’d like the creative future of the Byron Shire to look like,” she said. “It is a chance for artistic and creative industry stakeholders to come together and explore ideas and ways to collaborate”.
The Arts and Culture Action Plan will focus on four areas:
· Supporting arts and cultural activity, participation and creative experience for the whole community
· Fostering a resilient creative sector committed to climate consciousness and ecological sustainability
· Nurturing, amplifing and supporting our artistic and creative industries — makers, artists and communities
· Acknowledge and Celebrate Aboriginal voices and stories, communities, cultural expression, and creativity.
“Join Council, creatives and industry leaders to discuss how we can catalyse new partnerships and work together to support arts and cultural activities around the Byron Shire,” Ms Firth said.
Image courtesy the Brunswick Picture House