Arts & Culture

About the SIG

This SIG operates as a forum to support Local Government arts management and development activities. Delegates from all Local Government authorities across Victoria are invited to participate in discussions on topics relevant to the arts and culture portfolios.

The group aims to meet four times a year. Some of the issues focused on include:

Rochelle Carmichael (top) and Raina Peterson (bottom) presenting to the Arts & Culture SIG, April 2016.

  • Share ideas, knowledge and achievements both within and outside the SIG, for example with other SIGs and relevant stakeholders
  • Network and exchange ideas between Councils
  • Provide input and representation to other levels of government and industry on opportunities or challenges (when relevant)
  • Establish information on training opportunities
  • Contract Management
  • Grant Management
  • Art and Heritage
  • Indigenous Arts
  • Art Participation
  • Public Art and other matters as they arise

Who Should Attend

Local Government officers with experience and an interest in arts management and development activities. It is highly desirable that members commit to a full year of meetings to ensure continuity.

If meeting attendance is not greater than 10, the meeting will be cancelled with two business days notice.

Convenor Details

Michelle Ely
Team Leader, Arts Investment I Arts and Culture Branch 
Melbourne City Council
Ph: 9658 8889 |

Upcoming Meetings

Date: To be advised

  Arts and Culture SIG Convenor, Michelle Ely, Team Leader, Arts Investment and Public Domain, City of Melbourne

I took on the role of SIG Convenor because it was a great opportunity to work with a collection of staff representing different views. It also gives me the chance to network with other professionals and discuss issues as they arise. This year I hope to elevate discussions about policy, process and problem solving and to continue to invite an eclectic mix of external professionals to present.

Invitations to Meetings

Invitations to Arts & Culture SIG meetings are sent to the network via Eventbrite. If you did not reveive an invitation but wish to attend please email

Invitations to this SIG meeting have been sent to the Communications Network via Eventbrite. If you did not receive the invitation but wish to attend please email to be added to this Network.


Should you have any queries, or would like to join the Arts & Culture Special Interest Group (SIG):
Please contact the convenor or, call LGPro on 9268 6400 | 

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