Community Liaison Officers and Professionals in Residence
2005-2006 Funding Recipients
The Community Liaison Officers and Professionals in Residence program facilitates the employment of professionals to work with galleries, museums, performing arts centres and community groups to engage with local communities and increase participation in cultural activities. The program is managed by Arts Victoria and supported through the Community Support Fund.
Total Funding: $604,468
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Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative
Received $55,000 for:
Employment of a Community Liaison Officer to assist with the development, growth and sustainability of the Koorie Arts industry in south western Victoria. The undertakings of the new post will include an audit of indigenous artists in the Western region of Victoria and development of an artist database.
Banyule City Council
Received $46,957 for:
Employment of a Professional in Residence to work with the council, local businesses, artists, community groups and other networks to develop a sustainable, quality Art Market within the Heidelberg area
Berry Street Victoria
Received $57,844 for:
Employment of a Professional in Residence to deliver Looking Forward, a project to establish connections between Shepparton's multicultural communities and mainstream arts sector. A range of groups from different ethnic communities will develop work for an exhibition at Shepparton Art Gallery, multicultural events in Shepparton Arts Festival, and devising longer-term strategies to support multicultural artists in Shepparton.
Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre
Received $64,500 for:
Employment of a Professional in Residence to develop, deliver and promote regional indigenous history and culture; the centre's other resources, including galleries, workshops and performance spaces and devise cultural programs based on Burrinja's collection. Hands-on, innovative programs will be developed across the community.
Artwork created by students during a workshop at Burrinja
Footscray Community Arts Centre
Received $58,072 for:
Employment of a Professional in Residence to work with Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) and the communities from Melbourne's west, for skills development and strategising that encourages audiences to engage with the arts. Employment of a specialised consultant as a community relations professional, to be based at FCAC to support the implementation of FCAC's new artistic and organisational direction.
Moonee Valley City Council
Received $72,717 for:
Employment of a Community Liaison Officer to work with Moonee Valley Youth Services on the Hip Hop Cultural Development program. This program introduces young people interested in hip hop, to skills in business development and marketing, music production, songwriting and event management.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Received $40,482 for:
Employment of a Professional in Residence to work with the Mornington Peninsula Local History Network to enhance access to the historical heritage and cultural resources of the Peninsula by creating a database and web catalogue; raising community awareness; developing marketing partnerships with tourism and education bodies and devising long-term profile-raising strategies.
Received $56,500 for:
Extension of the existing Community Liaison Officer position appointed through the program in 2003. The new position will build on the achievements of the role to date, which has involved work with collecting institutions in the City of Wodonga and Towong Shire. The next phase will include Indigo Shire's collecting organisations, and develop a sustainable future for all organisations involved.
Public Galleries Association of Victoria
Received $63,000 for:
Employment of a Professional in Residence to establish an open day similar to the Victorian Arts Agencies Open Weekend for the PGAV's 36 member galleries. The aims for this role are to increase audience awareness of the public gallery network at the local, regional and state-wide level; local community engagement; and develop galleries as key sites for community strengthening.
Henna Painting at Shepparton Art Gallery during PGAV’s Get Into Art! Open Day (2007).
Photo: Angie Russi. Source: PGAV
Swan Hill Rural City Council
Received $62,396 for:
Employment of a Professional in Residence to create partnerships between local council cultural programs and community organisations. These partnerhips will engage youth, indigenous people and new community members from diverse backgrounds. Communications forums with stakeholders will identify cultural engagement opportunities across the region.
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