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Council inviting makers and creators
for the Creative Spaces program
Central Coast Council is once again inviting emerging and established makers and creators to join Creative Spaces with the opportunity to occupy the program’s container activations.
12 July 2023
THE new location for the popular gallery container will be at Toukley’s Village Green, with the opportunity for the creative community to deliver installations, exhibitions, and creative workshops in three-month blocks. Applications are open to creative individuals, groups, or collectives.
Council Director of Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said the aim of the program is to provide a dedicated space for the creative community to make, create and connect through exhibitions, installations, workshops, creative demonstrations, artist talks etc.
“This opportunity is of great benefit to our creative enterprises by providing a platform to showcase their creative practice and also a terrific way to achieve broad support from the Central Coast community,” Ms Smith said.
“In previous years, workshops and classes have offered a variety of activities from painting, drawing, knitting, stained glass, creative writing, wet felting, upcycled jewellery, watercolour, pottery, patchwork, candle, silver craft and more.”
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said the program has always been supported by the Central Coast, home to some of the county’s top creatives, from sculptors to painters, ceramicists, and designers.
“The program has proven to be important to developing and supporting people working in the creative industries on the Central Coast and the value they add to the economy,” Mr Hart said.
“Creative Spaces activations also add vibrancy to their location’s town centres and intend to increase visitations from successful applicants in the year-round program,” Mr Hart said.
In addition, Council is also providing the opportunity for organisations, hospitality venues and event organisers to express interest in activating the pop-up bar container in approved Council locations or private properties.
To submit applications for either the gallery container in Toukley or the pop-up bar container, please complete the form at lovecentralcoast.com/creative-spaces.
Applications close 31 July.
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