30 April 2021

Residents across Manningham can now help set the artistic direction of our community for the next four years, after Council endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Manningham Art Collection Policy 2021-24 and Draft Public Art Policy 2021-24 in its last Council Meeting.   

Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon said Manningham has a strong and longstanding relationship with the contemporary arts.   

“We are committed to supporting a connected and inclusive community through arts and cultural programs that encourage participation and development,” he said.   

“The two draft policies are part of this commitment to collecting and investing in temporary and permanent public art as a celebration of our cultural heritage over the next four years.  

“I encourage everyone to take the opportunity find out more, take a look at the draft policies and have their say on public art in Manningham over the next four years,” Cr Conlon said.     

The Draft Manningham Art Collection Policy focuses on the shift to permanent public art, with visual art acquisitions either through Cultural Gifts donations or unique acquisitions with a strong connection to Manningham’s cultural legacy.   

One of the key features of the Draft Public Art Policy is a commitment for one per cent of all community infrastructure projects with a budget in excess of $2 million would be allocated to public art.  
Both draft policies are now available and open for community feedback online at yoursay.manningham.vic.gov.au/art-policies-exhibition.   

Consultation will close at 5.00pm, Sunday 23 May.

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