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Cultural development

​We’ve partnered with the Cultural Development Network to strengthen the cultural development of Victorian councils. This work entails developing the cultural sector and ensuring that culture is included in public policies, particularly those related to education, the economy, science, communication, environment, social cohesion and international cooperation.

The MAV Arts and Culture Committee and the Cultural Development Network supports us in our policy development.

National Cultural Forum Communique

The fourth National Local Government Cultural Forum was held in Darwin on 8 October.

The bi-annual meeting brings together cultural policy and planning representatives from Australia’s local government associations, capital cities, Commonwealth Ministry for the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.

The objective is to increase the capacity of local government to strengthen arts and cultural development in their communities.

See the communique  (Word - 97KB).

International policy statement on culture

The international peak body of local governments, the United Cities and Local Governments, acknowledged the importance of the cultural perspective in local government with its Culture: fourth pillar of sustainable development (PDF - 546KB).

For more information, contact Clare Hargreaves.