As the City of Greater Geelong continues in its efforts to help residents and the broader community impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), the City invites individual artists and arts sector representatives to register their interest in being a member of G-CAR, a new arts advisory committee for the City of Greater Geelong. The decision to support the Arts community was taken by Council at the 14 April meeting by allocating $20,000 towards the new committee’s operations.
Established by the City of Greater Geelong, the Geelong COVID-19 Arts Recovery (G-CAR) is one of $4.9 million in business and community support initiatives agreed by the council since March and aims to hear first-hand from people working in the arts, cultural, entertainment and heritage sectors to understand how the pandemic is affecting professional practices.
This will help the City respond with new insights and programs designed to support the healing, strengthening and future evolution of our creative communities.
“We know our region’s wonderful arts and culture sector has been hit unbelievably hard by this crisis and we are determined to do what we can do to help,” says City of Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher.
“The formation of G-CAR is a good starting point towards developing further measures that will help the industry get back on its feet. By creating a committee of experts across a range of arts and culture disciplines, we’ll be able to understand exactly where the biggest challenges are and what the council can do to assist.”
As part of this, the Arts & Culture Department will select individuals for G-CAR to achieve broad industry and cultural representation, who will be paid an industry-standard sitting fee. If interested, register your interest, along with a one-page CV of professional practise via www.geelongaustralia.com.au/arts by 5pm Thursday 30 April. Successful applicants will be advised Friday 1 May 2020.