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Image: hArt Visual Arts Exhibition by Gorak Photo

There’s always something happening in the Arts and Culture space in Mitchell Shire. From visual arts to performing arts, our connected and active communities offer many opportunities to engage in creative pursuits.

From festivals to special events, heritage buildings to art workshops, Mitchell Shire’s cultural offerings are diverse and inclusive. If you’re a visitor to the area or a local looking for something to do in your town, head to Discover Mitchell.

Our art and culture community

The Community Development Officer - Arts & Culture aims to enhance the great work being done across Mitchell Shire by artists, cultural groups, and art and historical societies.

We would love to hear from you and support your valuable practice or your group's mission.

Email us at communitydevelopment@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or call the Community Development Officer - Arts & Culture on 03 5734 6200 and request to join our mailing list for updates on all things arts and culture in Mitchell.

Funding opportunities

If you are seeking funding opportunities, head to our volunteering portal for up-to-date information on available grants and support forming your application.

Public art

Public art projects in Mitchell Shire are informed by the Public Art Policy. This ensures the community can enjoy public art they identify with and which speaks to the neighbourhood.

You may have noticed an increase in the art in public spaces across Mitchell. These projects including, sculptures and murals, enhance our sense of place and attract visitors.

Public Art Implementation Guide

For local artists creating work in public spaces, Council is compiling a Public Art Implementation Guide. This guide will help artists and organisations to consider community engagement, funding and maintenance schedules when planning art in the public.

Please contact our Community Development Officer - Arts & Culture on 03 5734 6200 or by emailing community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au to:

  • request the Public Art Implementation Guide
  • discuss your ideas
  • seek support for your artistic endeavours
  • be added to our artist’s mailing list for future public art opportunities

This page was last updated on 15 September 2022.