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Help us to nurture growth and implement change

Geelong Arts Centre is currently undergoing an exciting period of change and require the unique skills of individuals or firms who can offer their expertise to assist in growing creative practice, nurture participations & engagement, and enable the development of bold and innovative products, experiences and services.

Current Opportunities

Making Change Strategy Consultant

The G21 region’s first Creative Industries Strategy ‘Making Change’ launched in October of 2021 and was developed in a unique collaboration of local arts and member organisations, with Geelong Arts Centre leading the development of the plan from the inception of the project; helping to author to project brief, as a financial contributor and on the Project Steering Committee.

Geelong Arts Centre and the Making Change Taskforce is seeking the expertise of a consultant, organisation, consortia or professional, that will manage the ‘Making Change Strategy’ and work closely with the taskforce in the delivery phase of the strategy.

The Centre and the Making Change Taskforce is seeking the expertise of a consultant, organisation, consortia or professional, that will manage the ‘Making Change Strategy’ and work closely with the taskforce in the delivery phase of the strategy. The engagement will be managed through a contract engagement to Geelong Arts Centre and will run until November 2024.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Task Force to design and implement an accountable and influential governance framework that will help realise the goals and actions of the Strategy.
  • Lead establishment of a partnership with the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar Peoples to give voice to local heritage and cultural opportunity.
  • Monitor relevant local, state, and national policy development and other partnership opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and supporting the region in securing investment and partnerships, including funding applications for further funding.
  • The development of a new partnership model to enable the delivery of innovative programs that showcase the creative process regionally and nationally.
  • Establishment and delivery of an annual calendar of creative experiences and learning across the region based on the capabilities of the Geelong based and regional creative spaces and cultural institutions.
  • Lead communications with all partners and develop relationships in the region, including with Tourism Geelong & the Bellarine, and other regional Tourism Boards, to showcase the diversity of the Creative Industries and activity across the G21 region.
  • Lead administration of the Creative Industries Strategy office, including developing detailed budget projections and forecast expenditure for approval by the Taskforce. Procurement for services as part of the delivery will need to adhere to Geelong Arts Centre’s procurement guidelines.
  • Build on the project mapping work for Creative Hubs in the region and develop an online directory and website to promote the Making Change Strategy and the work of the taskforce.
  • Connect and implement a shared professional development and training program administered by the Creative Industry Sector for artists and community in the region.

If you are interested in being a part of this exciting journey, please submit your interest below.

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Tender closes 5:00pm, 1 February 2023