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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.


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

Our First Stages and Season programs offer many opportunities for schools, families and the community to engage with the touring artists who visit our venues. Our aim is to provide local children with opportunities to learn, be entertained and inspired by engaging in meaningful Performing Arts experiences.

Generously supported by the Ulumbarra Foundation, our Education Engagement Officer can support you to make the most of a host of educational opportunities available throughout the year.

Contact or call 5434 6241 for further information.

BSE/ASA students in workshop with Bangarra Dance Theatre
BSE/ASA workshop with Bangarra Dance Theatre, 2019


Healthy Greater Bendigo - Arts and Health

This short film provides an introduction to some of the work being done in Bendigo around Arts and Health.
For more information and to contact the network email


Kultur-All Makaan 

The Kultur-All Makaan is a Punctum production devised between 2018 and 2021 in collaboration with South Sudanese, Karen, Hazara, Indian, Colombian, and Indonesian artists.
It was presented as part of 2020 Melbourne Design Week and the 2021 Castlemaine State Festival and was supported by the City of Greater Bendigo.

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past present and emerging.