Creative Horsham Plan
Council is currently developing its Creative Horsham Plan that will prioritise our arts and cultural resources toward responding to the Community’s vision for Horsham to be a vibrant, liveable hub that thrives on strong economic growth and social connectedness.
Creative Horsham will be a high level, goal driven, outcome focussed strategic planning document that is deeply connected to other areas of Council’s Plans and work while empowering community to live, work and access opportunities for arts and culture, now and into the future.
Council have engaged Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) as consultant to the project and will be working in partnership with Barengi Gadjin Land Council as Cultural Consultants to the Project.
Stage 1 Consultations (2020 - June 2021) Engagement thus far have revealed the five themes within the Creative Horsham Plan:
• Destination- Things to see and do in Horsham
• Participation- The way we make, do or see art and culture
• Venues- Our places of Arts and Culture serving Community
• Partnerships- Who we make Arts and Culture with
• Communication- How we tell our stories
The four principles that will drive the actions within the plan are – Inclusion, Reconciliation, Innovation, and Partnership.
Stage 2 Community Conversations June - September, 2021. Council and RAV sought key contributions from community through leading a series of general and targeted community conversations in a variety of forums. There was also a survey conducted of people working in the creative industries within and surrounding the municipality.
Stage 3 and 4 Draft and Final Plan
October 2021 Draft creative Horsham Plan for Comment
December 2021 Final creative Horsham Plan Adopted