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Cultural Threads 2016

Cultural Threads 2016

Arts and Cultural Heritage Strategy

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Strategy has been developed to support the vision that 'Greater Dandenong is a safe, vibrant city of opportunity for all - to visit, work and play' and provide a long-term strategic direction to guide Council's efforts to promote, support and grow arts and cultural heritage in the City of Greater Dandenong.

The strategy will support and guide future Council decisions in relation to arts and cultural heritage programs, facilities and capital investments. Cultural diversity and the distinctive cultural heritage of our communities, including our Indigenous community, will continue to be celebrated and promoted.

The strategy has been developed through an extensive process, including background research, consideration of industry best practice, an analysis of current trends and challenges and a wide reaching community engagement process.

Download Create and Connect Art and Cultural Heritage Strategy (PDF - 5.4MB)

Please contact Council if you require this document in an alternative format.


Thank you to everyone who shared their vision for a Greater Dandenong that values arts, creativity and cultural heritage at www.oursay.org/greaterdandenong/arts and directly with Council's Arts and Culture team during the consultation period.

Drum Theatre Strategic Plan

Drum Theatre has established itself as the premier performing arts venue in the SE region. Dandenong’s Drum Theatre has a reputation for engaging equally with artists and the local community and is a vibrant hub for promoting arts and culture.

Council appointed an Advisory Committee to set a strategic direction for Drum Theatre.  In 2016, the committee embarked on a new and exciting direction for Drum Theatre which balances economic sustainability with the needs of theatre goers and the community.

More information on Drum Theatre's Strategic Plan