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Banyule Arts & Culture Program

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Banyule's Arts & Culture Annual Program

An annual conceptual framework for the arts and culture program was established as a catalyst to build partnerships and provide uniquely directed opportunities for different segments of our community to engage with us. This process has since contributed to a noticeable increase in net value to the community and natural synergies have emerge from partnerships with other stakeholders. Previous themes and partnerships have been archived below.

2019 Arts & Culture Program

The Arts & Culture theme for 2019 was developed by young people engaged with Council's Youth Services team, and provides a framework for our entire 2019 program of colourful artistic and community events:  

Theme: Celebrating and supporting the diversity and individuality of our young people.

 We are grounded, we are deeper than we look, don’t judge just by what you see,
There is a lot going on underneath. Roots run deep.
We are all different, heights, colors, shapes, backgrounds, gender diversity, experiences,
We are connected like branches reaching out, searching, embracing,
We can be as strong as a web, connected and resilient when together and supported.


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The January-June 2019 Arts & Culture Program is now available:
- download it here
- pick up a copy at any one of Council's Customer Service centres: (Greensborough, Ivanhoe, Rosanna)


2018 Arts & Culture Program

Theme: Finding Common Ground

In 2018, the Banyule Arts and Culture program will celebrate and explore our community’s cultural diversity. The theme ‘finding common ground’ will provide a framework for our entire 2018 program. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the existing artistic talent in our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, people from rich cultural backgrounds with much to offer their new homeland.

The 2018 program has been developed through a partnership with Council’s Multicultural Advisory Committee, and incorporates a range of projects selected through a formal expression of interest process throughout 2017.


2017 Arts & Culture Program

Theme: Water

In 2017, the Banyule Arts and Culture program was developed in order to advocate for and raise awareness of our environment and environmental issues.

Water has helped shape and define Banyule, with the Yarra River and Darebin Creek bounding Banyule, the Plenty River running through it, and culturally and environmentally significant wetlands found throughout. We chose 'water' as our theme to celebrate our important connection with water, and to provide a metaphorical and literal framework to our program.