Surf Coast Shire Council, 2014, Talking Bells Community Forum

Talking Bells / Surf Coast Shire /

On 31 March 2014 community members and stakeholders attended a public meeting to discuss the top five questions and ideas submitted through Talking Bells forum. The event was filmed and can be viewed by watching the adjacent video. The forum starts at 5 minutes 20 seconds.

The Bells Beach Taskforce has taken all your ideas to write a draft vision which you can provide feedback on at the Bells Beach Draft Vision forum. This forum will be live from July 1 to July 20, 2014.


The new API site is now live! It has ‘Upcoming events’, as well as a noticeboard for industry events. There is also an ‘inspiration spotlight’ to highlight the amazing work of people all over the world working on projects that we admire and find inspiring.
Now online offering academics, researchers, cultural managers, artists, policy makers, students and the wider public interested in our work an array of conferences, seminars, academies, workshops, study tours and much more within the field of cultural management and cultural policy.  ENCATC events are an excellent opportunity to gain new knowledge, learn about the latest trends and developments in the field of arts-cultural management and policy, exchange best practice, internationalise your career and enlarge your professional networks.
Community Cultural Development Frameworks
Presentation by Jade Lillie (Footscray Community Arts Centre) and Steph Vajda (Ferment Collaborate)
People and the Planet Conference, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, July 2013CCD

RMIT have now issued a report from the ReGenerating Community: Arts Community and Governance’ National Conference, Sept 2 – 4, 2009. RMIT University, Melbourne

Download the ReGenerating Community Conference report.
Art, Governance and the Turn to Community: Putting Art at the Heart of Local Government

 This report attempts to define and measure how audiences are transformed by a live performance.

 This report examines the impacts of community-based festivals on mental health and wellbeing from a population health perspective, through evaluation of two Victorian festivals Awakenings and Braybrook’s Big Day Out.

 When the Prime Minister included the arts and creativity in the 2020 Summit in early 2008, it was more than political window-dressing with famous actors. It was a sign that after a decade artists, actors, writers and others engaged in the creative economy were being taken seriously. This issue of Griffith Review proposes a bold new agenda to restore the arts to centre stage.

 A unique, community art project, Toil Art, focuses on the much utilised facilities of the Yea Public Toilets; with the aim of people now stopping for a ‘Wee and a See!’ The concept for the project began at the ‘Meet, Meld Merge’ forum run by Berry St with the support of the Cultural Development Network, in September 2006. On this day, participants were asked to brainstorm a new project for their community, and the first idea for ‘Toil Art’ was born.

Multicultural marketing is not rocket science. But it is complex and needs passion, commitment and a willingness to learn.  This toolkit is divided into four sections and each section can be used as a stand-alone component or be integrated to assist in attracting multicultural audiences to arts and cultural events.

An award presented to charity, Arts Care underlines the Arts Council’s assertion in its current five year plan that contributing to the health and well being of the wider community is one of the ways in which the arts can contribute to a new Northern Ireland.

Article by Jenny Macaffer, Coordinator, Social Planning & Community Development, Mornington Peninsula Shire. The Wild Earth Blanket (WEB) encourages us to engage in a dialogue with ourselves and others. It is a symbol for self reflection, a beautiful piece of community art, and a story of the sacred ways of nature, and our place in the world. The WEB started as a community art project to connect health and well being with the natural bushland of Warringine Park in Western Port, Victoria. It was initiated at Wild Discovery Day at the Park on 6 October 2007.