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Moreland Project Grants

Applications close 24 March 2019

Council provides funding to community organisations for one-off project implementation and development that benefits and engages the Moreland

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Want to grow your arts organisation?

Arts Investment Grants provide financial support to organisations whose business is in the creative sector.

The grants aim to provide organisations with funding to grow their practice, address infrastructure needs and develop new works, programs or services.

Objectives of the Arts Investment Grants Program

  • Support Moreland’s creative sector to maintain and grow their practice in the municipality.
  • Address identified arts infrastructure

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MoreArt 2018: The Magic Of The North

From 11 November – 15 December, MoreArt Public Art Show will be back for it’s ninth year to explore the places around us. This year, we move our focus beyond the busy artery of moving metal called Bell Street and into the magic of Moreland’s North.

Come along for the journey!

The Magic of the North

Visit the website for a Listing of upcoming MoreArt events

MoreArt is a public art show that showcases Moreland’s community and places, based along the Upfield train line and bike path. From gentle conversation to large scale intervention, we invite artists to take the hand of the community as we explore the ideas that stem from the places where we live.

This year, we move our focus beyond the busy artery of moving metal called Bell Street and into the magic of Moreland’s North. A story will be written from South to North along 10 kilometres of the bike path, children will take over a park, we’ll drink tea in a cemetery, explore sensory space with the EPA and smash 1000 chai cups.

Jump on a bike, catch a train or walk from your house – come and join the journey.

 

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Professional Development for Creatives

Sydney Road Street Party 2019

Brunswick’s favourite annual party is back in 2019.

Sydney Road Street Party is Melbourne’s biggest street party, transforming Sydney Road, Brunswick into a heaving extravaganza of sounds, smells and sights for one huge day of festivities in March each year.

Add Sunday 3 March 2019 to your calendar to save the date!

Stallholders Wanted

We are now seeking vibrant and unique stallholders to participate in the Sydney Road Street Party 2019. Stallholder categories include Food and Beverage, Artisan and Merchandise and Community Groups.

Apply now to be part of be part of Melbourne’s biggest Street Party!

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Coburg Carnivale Program Announced

Coburg Carnivale
Sunday 22 September 11am- 3pm

The Melbourne Fringe launched its program in style and announced a range of exciting events that will take over the city in September.

Presented as part of the Fringe

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2nd Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award

In addition to the $3000 Professional Development Award we are delighted to announce a People’s Choice Award of $1000 generously sponsored by
the Sydney Road Brunswick Association (SRBA).

To enter the Moreland Summer Show you need only live, work, study or base your studio practice in the Municipality of Moreland.

Artwork may still be in progress for entry, with intended outcome indicated.

Entries close on Friday 7 September at 5pm.

For more details and an application pack go to our webpage.

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Fawkner Festa Expressions of Interest Now Open

Do you work, live in, or have a connection to Fawkner? Do you have a project, performance or activity that you would like to see come to life, or a community, small business or food stall that you would like to bring to the Fawkner Festa?

The Fawkner Festa is an annual event that celebrates the diverse community of Fawkner, featuring music and performance, interactive art, activities, delicious local food and much more. We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2018 Festa to help make it our best celebration to date!

Applications close Sunday 19 August

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Moreland Project Grants

Applications close 26 August 2018Council provides funding each year to community organisations for activities and project implementation designed to benefit and engage the Moreland community.Find out more read more

New Public Art Commission- Artist Callout

Applications are now open for a new public art commission on the theme “Where Have We Come To?”

“Where Have We Come To?” focuses on the challenges faced by refugees and people seeking asylum. It examines the community’s experiences of displacement and celebrates the significant contributions made to the emerging modern Australian identity.

The project will address shared experiences of displacement and migration, stimulate empathy and understanding, and acknowledge the contributions made by refugees to Moreland and Australia.A tour of the site will be conducted on 25 July at 6 pm by Public Art Moreland.

Budget $80,000

Applications close 10 August 2018

Read more and apply here

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Expressions Of Interest Open For Brunswick Music Festival 2019

Wet Lips at Brunswick Music Festival 2018 photo: Naomi Beveridge

With local legend Emily Ulman at the helm as Music Programmer, Brunswick Music Festival 2019 is set to once again shake things up – continuing to reflect, embrace and challenge this diverse community and place.

Brunswick Music Festival is one of Melbourne’s longest running inner city music festivals and in 2019 celebrates 31 years. Over three decades the festival has reflected the changing face of Brunswick – continually showcasing the best local talent, presenting high calibre international artists and embracing a movable feast of musical genres and events.

Embedded in the festival ethos, the organisers are seeking to collaborate with local producers, both established and emerging, and a range of local venues, businesses and community organisations to deliver a program that is edgy, politically-aware, diverse, engaging, inclusive, sustainable and representative of all things Brunswick.

The organisers envision a festival firmly grounded in the local that also speaks to currents trends and issues in the contemporary music landscape.

If you have an idea for an event that could fit within the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival program, they want to hear from you!

They are looking to co-produce events with you that:

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We want to work with you on the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival!

Wet Lips at Brunswick Music Festival 2018 photo: Naomi Beveridge

Brunswick Music Festival is one of Melbourne’s longest running inner city music festivals and in 2019 celebrates 31 years. Over the decades the festival has reflected the changing face of Brunswick – continually showcasing the best local talent, presenting high calibre international artists and embracing a movable feast of musical genres and events.

With local legend Emily Ulman at the helm as Music Programmer, BMF 2019 is set to once again shake things up – and continue to reflect, embrace and challenge this diverse community and place. As part of our Festival ethos, we are seeking to collaborate with local producers and a range of local venues, businesses and community organisations to deliver a program that is edgy, politically-aware, diverse, engaging and sustainable.

The 2019 Festival will explore themes around place, community, inclusivity, space and neighbourhood.

We envision a festival firmly grounded in the local that also speaks to currents trends and issues in the contemporary music landscape.

If you have an idea for an event that could fit within the 2019 program we want to hear from you! We are looking to co-produce events with you that:

  • Are presented within the 3056 postcode
  • Respond to the themes
  • Engage with our priority audience groups (women,

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MoreArt Public Art Show

Applications close 29 June 2018Artists are invited to submit a concept to the MoreArt Public Art Show for the Supported. Category of MoreArt 2018. Artists are asked to propose works for various sites along the Upfield Line and Sydney Road public transport, cultural and commercial precincts.Image: Dylan Martorell & Chaco Kato’s SEELAND, MoreArt 2017.Find out more read more

Writer in Residence Program Now Open

Need resources and a space to write?

The Moreland Writer in Residence Program is open to all writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. All types and genres of storytelling will be considered, including children’s literature, script and screenwriting for stage, radio, television and film, and podcasts. The program is however closed to full time academics.

Up to three successful applicants will be provided with access to a studio space for three months (between July 2018 and May 2019) and an honorarium of $3,000.

Applications close 5 pm Friday 1 June 2018.

Read more and apply here

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Fawkner Special Commission Applications Open

Are you interested in making work that engages Moreland’s North?

In collaboration with MoreArt, Moreland City Council’s annual art-in-public-spaces art show, Fawkner Festa is providing artists with a unique opportunity to engage communities in the north. Tapping into the ‘Magic in the North’, the new Fawkner Special Commission offers artists up to $8,000 to develop a new project.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday May 22nd.

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Moreland Funding Opportunities for Artists

Got an idea for an arts event, festival or activity in Moreland?

The revised Arts Activation Grants Program is now open!

Arts Activation Grants offer funding and skill-building opportunities to support community-led ideas, big and small, which engage Moreland’s community with the arts.

The Arts Activation Grants are a revision of the previous Celebrating Place Grants, with the main improvements being access to greater funding, access to funding over consecutive years and a greater focus on arts and cultural outcomes and engagement.

Objectives of the Arts Activation Grants Program

  • Build connection

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Project Grants

Applications close 1 April 2018Funding is provided to community organisations for one-off project implementation and development that benefits and engages the Moreland community through community led initiatives. Projects that increase participation, encourage volunteering, provide leadership opportunities and increase learning and skill development are encouraged. Find out more read more

You’re invited – Creatives in Moreland

Calling all Creative People of all background – professionals and students, artists, makers, inventors, dancers, choreographers, designers, musicians, actors, writers, comedians, photographers, musicians, promoters, graphic designers, illustrators, sculptors, sound engineers, videographers, journalists, bloggers and everyone in-between and beyond to come, network and have fun at the 2018 Moreland Business event – “Creative Moreland.”

This will be a great opportunity for the creative people to come together to find ways to exchange ideas, collaborate, be inspired and motivated in new ways. Expand your connections across a variety of creative industries professionals and maybe you will go back home with renewed enthusiasm about a project or come up with new ideas for a new work/production or maybe you will find that collaborator to work with.

Located within a historic educational establishment on Sydney Road, the unique Brunswick Mechanics Institute space features a 110-seat theatre and two flexible spaces with unique heritage features available for hire by community, cultural and commercial organisations.

Tours will be available on the night.

Come, join us and your peers in the creative, arts sector, for drinks, nibbles and enlightening conversation.

This will be a great event… Not to be missed!

Click HERE to register.

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Strutt Your Stuff

ON THIS WEEKEND

We are excited to announce that Strutt Your Stuff is back in 2018, presenting Creative Carnivale in Glenroy.

When: Saturday 17 March 6pm-9pm
Where: J Studios, 50 Wheatsheaf Rd, Glenroy

Creative Carnivale is a fun, inclusive evening of fashion and creativity; an opportunity to enjoy an evening out and connect with other people. And it is free! There’s something for everyone, with a range of activities on offer for all interests and abilities including:

  • fashion parade

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New Moreland Arts Investment Grants Now Available

Want to grow your arts organisation?

The new Arts Investment Grants Program has arrived!

Arts Investment Grants provide financial support to organisations whose business is in the creative sector.

The grants aim to provide organisations with funding to grow their practice, address infrastructure needs and develop new works, programs or services.

Objectives of the Arts Investment Grants Program

  • Support Moreland’s creative sector

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Strutt Your Stuff

We are excited to announce that Strutt Your Stuff is back in 2018, presenting Creative Carnivale in Glenroy.

When: Saturday 17 March 6pm-9pm
Where: J Studios, 50 Wheatsheaf Rd, Glenroy

Creative Carnivale is a fun, inclusive evening of fashion and creativity; an opportunity to enjoy an evening out and connect with other people. And it is free! There’s something for everyone, with a range of activities on offer for all interests and abilities including:

  • fashion parade

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Moreland Community Grants

Annual Grant round for 2018

The Community Grants Program provides financial support and incentive to community groups, organisations and individuals to implement and support community building initiatives.

Capital Works Partnership Grant is provided for capital works improvements to enhance a facilities inclusiveness and promote greater community access, increased participation and encourage interaction of all age groups. Applicants are required to contribute at least 25 percent of the total project cost through cash and in-kind contributions.

These grants are a two stage application process whereby, successful expressions of interest will be offered to submit a full application.  Funding up to $4

0,000.

Project Grants are provided for one-off project implementation and development that benefits and engages the community through community led initiatives.  Projects which increase participation, encourage volunteering, provide leadership opportunities and increase learning and skill development are encouraged. Submissions must provide evidence of a community need and a clear benefit to the wider Moreland community.  Funding up to $5,000.

The 2018 applications and submission period runs Thursday 1 February to Sunday 1 April 2018. View and apply online through the Grants website during open dates.

Community Grants Information Sessions

Council runs a number of information sessions for people applying for a community grant. Register to attend an information session.

  • Monday 19 February at 6 pm, Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
  • Tuesday 20 February at 5.30 pm, Glenroy Senior Citizens Centre, 11 Cromwell Street, Glenroy
  • Wednesday 21 February at 10 am and 6 pm, Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
  • Thursday 22 February at 11 am, Merri Health, 79 Jukes Road, Fawkner
  • Thursday 22 February at 5.30 pm, Clarrie Wohlers Senior Citizen Centre, 51 Albert Street, Brunswick East
Grants open all year

Moreland Council offers a range of funding opportunities to community groups and residents that are open all year round.

Female Participation Grant for one-off projects that benefit and engage the community through community led initiatives that increase female participation in sports, physical activity and leadership programs as well as increased learning and skill development. Funding up to $3,000.

Youth Initative Grant for one-off youth led initiatives that addresses key issues facing young people that improves participation in sport and physical activity, youth education and employment training pathways, health and wellbeing, positive youth development and leadership opportunities. Funding up to $3,000.

Membership Activity Grant is provided to support Moreland based community groups to address issues of isolation and active community involvement. Funding up to $2,000.

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Making it in Moreland

Making it in Moreland – a series of free discussions and workshops for creatives
Are you a business trying to make it in Moreland? Council are running a free events that offer a dynamic addition to your professional development and an opportunity to meet other creative practitioners in your area.
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MoreArt 2017 Bike Tours

Perambulate and pedal your way through MoreArt

Moreland’s annual art-in-public-spaces show, MoreArt, is on again from 29 October to 15 December. Concentrated around the Upfield train line and bike path, MoreArt invites residents and visitors to participate, perambulate and pedal their way through a range of interactive exhibits. MoreArt exhibits have often invited interaction and blurred the line between artist and audience, but this year’s program takes the participation up a notch.

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Oxygen Youth Space Internal Fit Out Design Workshop

Oxygen Youth Space is expanding!!! 
Come along to this design workshop and help shape the look and feel of our brand new large multipurpose recreational space and courtyard.

Who can come?: 12 – 25 year olds who are interested in the design of the Oxygen Youth Space. Bring your ideas, opinions, questions or just a listening ear – all welcome!

When?: Wednesday 26 July, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Food?: Light refreshments will be provided (including vegetarian and halal options)

Where?: Oxygen Youth Space, 4-8 Gaffney Street, Coburg North.

More information?: Contact Damien Woodcock, Youth Projects coordinator on 9389 8647 or dwoodcock@moreland.vic.gov.au.

This workshop will be facilitated by Council Officers and Architects from Modscape, the company engaged by Council for the design and construction of the project.

This workshop is fully supervised by the Oxygen Moreland Youth Services team. read more

MoreArt Applications Open

MOREART PUBLIC ART SHOW

Artists are invited to submit a concept for our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland’s iconic transport corridors.

2017 THEME:  THRESHOLDS

The level or point at which you start to experience something, or at which something starts to happen.

A threshold is an amount, level or limit on a scale. When the threshold is reached, something else happens or changes.

The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.

Two categories, ‘open’ and ‘supported’ are available. Artists are welcome to apply to one or both of these categories.

APPLICATION FORM – OPEN CATEGORY

APPLICATION FORM – SUPPORTED CATEGORY

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MoreArt Application Open

MoreArt Public Art Show

MoreArt Public Art Show

Our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland’s iconic transport corridors.

Applications open now!

MoreArt is our annual art-in-public-spaces event that continues to surprise and engage the community every year.

A vibrant cluster of artworks and artists appear in  unexpected public sites along the Upfield and Sydney Road rail, road and bike precinct.

MoreArt demonstrates the ability of artists to transform urban environments into vehicles for contemplation, celebration and imagination.

Applications for 2017 close 28 July

  • Supported Category (PDF 949Kb)
  • Open Category (PDF 1Mb)

MoreArt 2017 will run from late October until December.

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Celebrating Place Grants Program INFORMATION SESSIONS

Got an idea for a festival or event in Moreland?

Celebrating Place Grants provide financial support for groups to organise an event or celebration that enriches the social life of Moreland’s community.
Come along to one of our FREE information sessions to find out more:

Wednesday 14 June 1 pm
Tuesday 20 June 5.30 pm

Council Chambers, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
bookings not required, please just come along

Applications for this round of Celebrating Place Grants close
5 pm Friday 4 August, 2017

Need help writing a grant?
Applications for our mentoring program close
Tuesday 4 July, 2017

For more information visit our website
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New Cafe at Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House

Join us for the launch of our Coffee Cart!
Come down on Friday June 2, from 11am – 12pm for coffee samples and a morning tea!
All are welcome to celebrate our exciting new venture!

Friday June 2 at 11:00 am

Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House, 104A Reynard Street, Coburg

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Wurundjeri Traditional Games Day

SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week and join us at ATC Cook Reserve Glenroy, adjacent to the Ballerrt Mooroop College site, for a day of traditional Aboriginal games and fun for all the family!

Games leaders Uncle Bill Nicholson and Mandy Nicholson will guide you through traditional team challenges, such as throwing a wit wit, boomerang or (blunt) spear, playing marngrook (traditional football), tool making and campfire challenges. Cultural prizes will be awarded to the standout teams.

The event will commence with a traditional Wurundjeri Welcome and Smoking Ceremony, and will also feature free face painting, didgeridoo, dance and artefacts displays.

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: ATC Cook Reserve, Glenroy
Transport: Bus 546; Jacana Train Station; Car parking available via Ash Court
Cost: FREE

Bookings are essential as places are limited

  • Please BYO picnic food, picnic rugs/deck chairs
  • Coffee van will be on site for hot

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Melbourne Fringe x Moreland Microgrants

Applications close 25 April 2017

 In 2017 Melbourne Fringe is excited to announce that the Moreland City Council is offering microgrants to cover registration fees for selected Fringe artists living, or presenting their Fringe show, in the Moreland Local Government Area.

These microgrants cover registration fees for selected Fringe artists living, or presenting their Fringe show, in the Moreland Local Government Area. Works that are both by Moreland-based artists, and that are to be presented in Moreland will be considered, with a preference for work that fulfil both criteria. So if you live in Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, and Pascoe Vale South, apply now.

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Moreland Arts and Culture Strategy workshop

Moreland City Council Arts and Culture Strategy 2017-2022

You are invited to be part of the NEXT Moreland Arts and Culture Strategy. The Arts and Culture Unit would like to invite you as an artist, creator, maker or thinker.

This facilitated workshop will aim to provide an opportunity to discuss and identify specific issues relating to the Northern Region of the municipality, the wider municipality and the capacity of Council looking forward.

The Arts and Culture Strategy 2017 – 2022, is a policy document that aims to set the right priorities and strategies for Moreland. Council has engaged Janenne Willis, an expert facilitator and arts industry practitioner to support this event.

When: Thursday 30th March 6pm – 8pm
Where: NORM Warehouse 14 Lewis Street, Coburg
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Moreland Creative Strategy

Creative Capital

Engagement around Moreland’s next Arts and Culture Strategy is underway! From now until April Moreland will be providing opportunities for your input with interactive installations and consultation events.

Contact Arts Moreland for more details on how you can be involved.

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Celebrating Moreland Made Creative Industries

Please join us on Thursday 23 March for the first
Business Networking Event for 2017.

We’re celebrating creative success stories, the new digital design of our quarterly magazine Xchange and sharing our goals for the year ahead.

Hosted by SiteWorks in Brunswick, you’ll enjoy gourmet fare, fine beverages and network with some creative superstars from the Moreland business community.

You’ll hear about how Moreland is rapidly becoming a creative destination and how Joseph Norster and his SiteWorks team are transforming the Saxon street space. The event will highlight the benefits and opportunities of being a creative in Moreland and you’ll have the opportunity to tour the venue.

For more information and to register for this FREE event, click here. Bookings are essential.

Economic Development
Moreland City Council

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Training for Volunteers

Free training for volunteers

Council provides free training to volunteer-led Moreland community groups. The aim of the training is to educate and support the development of groups to become sustainable.

The training is for volunteers to gain knowledge and skills to then implement and help the group become sustainable.

Training in the following areas will be presented in 2-hour sessions:

Writing a grant application (including budgets for grants)
Wednesday 8 March, 9 am.

Financial management – Developing financial practices and financial management
Wednesday 1 March, 6 pm.
Wednesday 8 March, 11.30 am.

Good Governance Effective meeting and boards, AGM’s and policies
Wednesday 8 March, 2.30 pm.
Wednesday 8 March, 6 pm.

All sessions are held at Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg (enter via Urquhart Street)

Due to the high demand for this training, training is only offered to volunteer representatives of Moreland volunteer-led community groups.

Places are limited to 2 from each group.
Visit Councils Volunteering page for more information.

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Basic Food Handling Course

The course is really handy for anyone who volunteers at events or gets involved in fundraising as it is now a legal requirement to have the certificate if you plan to serve or sell food.

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Honouring Women in Moreland Awards

Towards genuine equity

Towards genuine equity is the motto of the Honouring Women in Moreland Awards 2017.

The Awards honour all women as well as those who support their deeds and significant contributions in the Moreland municipality.

The awards will be announced at a celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday 9 March 2017.

Call for nominations

Nominations can be made for individuals or a group using Honouring Women in Moreland Awards Nomination Form (DOC 388Kb).

Nominations close on 20 February 2017.

Nominees must:

  • Live, work, volunteer or study in the Moreland municipality and
  • Be able to demonstrate the benefit of their activities

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Creatives – let the Council know your thoughts.

Moreland is alive with creative, co-working, incubator spaces and studios which add vibrancy and creativity to our arts, culture and business community.

The Economic Development branch is keen to know more about who’s doing what and where so that we can better support you.

We can help you connect to funding, networking and training, and we might also be able to assist you with your longer term development plans.

Please fill out this short survey to help us help you.

Are you aware that there is a range of business networking and training opportunities available in Moreland to support you?

·         www.bizmoreland.com.au – Visit our website for information on local business news, events, information and our local Moreland Business Directory.

·         Making it in Moreland – Free Professional Development Series for Artists, Musicians, Writers, Designers and Creative Practitioners.

·         Starting an Arts Space in Moreland – 4 Walls: An Arts space Resource guide to setting up a studio.
The guide was created to assist people with establishing and maintaining creative spaces in the City of Moreland.

We look forward to reading your feedback, it is greatly appreciated and assists Council to support local creative businesses and groups.

To start your survey click here.

If you have any questions regarding this survey or anything else, or maybe you would like me to visit your space/venue, just let Elisa know.

Elisa Grassa
Business Development Officer
Ph 9240 2370
egrassa@moreland.vic.gov.au

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