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Engagement and Partnerships

As part of the City of Greater Bendigo’s commitment to support and nurture creativity in all its many and varied forms, our Creative Communities team works within a community cultural development framework and forges important partnerships.

We work with rural communities in the Greater Bendigo area, artists and creatives, community groups, organisations, NGOs and government agencies and peak industry bodies.


Help Shape What's Next for Victoria's Creative Industries

Consultation is now open for the Victorian Government’s next creative industries strategy which will guide initiatives and investment from 2020-2024.

Anyone who works in – or engages with – the creative industries is invited to participate, including creative practitioners and businesses, students and members of the broader community. You can contribute online or by attending a public forum.

This is a chance to have your say about the challenges and opportunities facing your practice or career, and our sector more broadly, and to share your big ideas for the future. 

The consultation is open until 5pm, 30 August 2019.

To find out more information or to contribute, visit

The Bendigo public forum is occurring on Wednesday 31 July from 6.00pm - 8.00pm at the Bendigo Town Hall (189-193 Hargreaves St, Bendigo)

Register here



Establishing Emerge Culture Hub Bendigo

Emerge Culture Hub Bendigo aims to increase opportunities for emerging refugee communities to participate in and control their own cultural development.

The Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Network. Emerge Culture Hub Bendigo is supported by the City of Greater Bendigo and Creative Victoria. Go to Multicultural Arts Victoria.


Raising the profile of local artists

The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank are working in partnership to implement a range of creative place making initiatives such as large-scale mural projects, establishment of Exhibit B gallery space and the installation of a digital touchscreen that aims to profile local artists and musicians.


Identifying opportunities to engage with touring performers and artists

We work with touring presenters and facilitate a program of workshops and other engagement opportunities for students and the wider community.

Contact our Education and Engagement Project Officer on 54 34 6241 for further information on how you can be part of a pilot program which aims to help deliver a program of youth-based performing arts engagement activities for the school students of the City of Greater Bendigo.