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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.

Our progress

Looking to the future, Council will continue to create efficiencies and innovation in the planning and delivery of its arts and cultural heritage agenda. This includes ongoing evaluation against community benefit outcomes and assessment and review of our progress in delivering the Strategy objectives. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Strategy Report Card Year One 2016-17 outlines the progress to date.

Download Report Card for Year One 2016-17

The Highlights and Achievements listed are brief snapshots of key initiatives that have been developed and delivered in direct response to the objectives in the Arts and Cultural Heritage Strategy.  


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