What: Each year Mornington Peninsula Shire invites submissions from not-for-profit arts and cultural groups to propose projects and programs that have public outcomes.  Since 2010 the Shire has support over 40 groups to get their arts and cultural programs and projects off the ground.   We are pleased to announce the following groups as the successful recipients of Arts Stream funding for 2013/14.

  • Rosebud Chamber of Commerce & clients of Skills Plus Employment Agency, Rosebud will design and create a place-based mural for Norm Clarke Walk.
  • Mornington Peninsula Camera Club will employ Peninsula photographer, Peter McConchie, to run seminars to enhance the skills of members & volunteer photographers involved in recording military artefacts for RSL, portraiture of residents in retirement accommodation, Relay for Life, vineyard  & settlement landscapes for MornPen Tourism.
  • Westernport Secondary College, Year 9 students will create a Bush Tucker Garden that links civics and citizenship and awareness of indigenous culture.
  • Baluk Arts will engage an Indigenous artist to work with Peninsula Aboriginal artists to create bush toys and woven sculptures representing the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce Inc  will work with the Shire and the local community to commission a sculpture as part of the Streetscape enhancements on Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento that celebrates and connects residents and visitors to local history and the landscape.
  • Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group Mt Martha will commission local artist Annie Dowd to illustrate 48 birds for a coloured bird identification brochure of the Balcombe Estuary Reserves.
  • In celebration of the 10 years of the Anglican Parish of Sorrento & Rye’s Friday Club it will produce an audio story project called the ‘Friday Club’ that better integrates those suffering mental health issues with their community.
  • Dream House Theatre will further develop a script done in 2012 to bring about a public performance.  Called ’ Monkey-See-Monkey-Do’ the production explores themes of cyber bullying and family tensions through the eyes of teenagers on the Southern Peninsula’s.
  • Mornington Secondary College will expand their annual theatre/ music production to engage new members of the community in the theatrical experience.

For further information:  If you would like to know more about this program of community support or have an idea germinating and want to know if it would fit the criteria, then contact the Shire’s Cultural Planner Andrea Ebsworth


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