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Creative Communities

Culture is about who we are, how we define ourselves and how we make meaning of the world around us. Participation in and access to a vibrant arts program ensures that Greater Bendigo continues to thrive as a creative, innovative and connected community.

Bendigo Venues and Event’s Creative Communities team deliver arts and cultural services through an annual arts program that contributes to the City of Greater Bendigo’s Community Vision 2021-2031: “Greater Bendigo celebrates our diverse community. We are welcoming, sustainable and prosperous. Walking hand-in-hand with the Traditional Custodians of this land. Building on our rich heritage for a bright and happy future”. Our programs are aligned with the various City plans and strategies e.g. Greater CREATIVE Bendigo, Community Plan, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Plan and ‘Barpangu’ Reconciliation Plan 2021-2025. The team values diversity and inclusion, encourages participation in the arts and promotes the health and wellbeing benefits of creativity and arts participation.


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Connect with Creative Communities in 2024 to gather, see, listen and learn, with Artists on View, Capital Foyer Exhibitions, art at Exhibit B, First Nations art, special events and activities designed specifically for young people and families. 

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 future.