Launch of Arts Industry Commissions

ArtsIndustry Commission (AIC)

recipients gathered at the Door Gallery and Café Fyansford Wednesday 11 March for the launch of the Project.

The Arts Industry Commissions were a direct outcome of the Geelong COVID-19 ArtsRecovery (G-CAR) Panel (May 2020) in response to COVID-19 and the devastating effects on the arts, entertainment, creative and cultural industries within Greater Geelong.

The projects celebrate the exceptional and varied creative and cultural live art experiences being created for audiences throughout 2021, and include music (Sonus Ensemble; OK Motels; Sweethearts); film (Back to Back Theatre); dance (Micro Moves); theatre (Threading Gold) and installation art (Hello Geelong).

Two of the projects, The Journey of Extraordinary Encounters (Mary-Jane Walker, School of Lost Arts) and Geelong Digital Outdoor Museum (part one), are featured as part ofGeelong Design Week.

Details of all other projects can be found here.

The Arts Industry Commissions are supported by the City of Greater Geelong through the Arts & Culture Department.

City of Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

The high quality and innovative work that’s come to fruition is testament to the depth of creative and cultural experience within the City of Greater Geelong.

Council is proud to support and foster the projects being created by our region’s artists via the Arts Industry Commissions.

Mary-Jane Walker, AIC recipient, School of Lost Arts

The launch of the Arts Industry Commissions provided a wonderful opportunity to appreciate, in person, the depth and range of arts practice being supported at this crucial time by the City of Greater Geelong.

Many of the projects addressed themes that interconnected but with individually fresh and surprising perspectives. As an AIC recipient, it gave vital impetus to my project activating Geelong as a city that can take a real lead in showing how design can address global challenges and shape how we live in the new urban ecosystem.

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