Our Creative City
Ballarat’s Creative City Strategy presents a proposed long-term vision for the City, to guide policy and investment for the cultural and creative industries.
The strategy is built on comprehensive research and extensive engagement with community and expert stakeholders.
To support the objectives of Ballarat’s Creative City Strategy, the Ballarat’s Creative Precinct Master Plan has also been created. The Masterplan will guide the future development of the creative precinct in the city.
Collectively, and with community support, the strategy and master plan aim to position Ballarat as one of Australia’s leading creative cities. We plan to do this by increasing creative participation, attracting and supporting creative talent and developing a world-class creative industry and precinct.
Our Creative City Strategy aims to take our intrinsic Ballarat creative spirit and apply it not just to consolidating Ballarat as an internationally-notable centre for arts and culture, but also applying it to our city’s continuous innovation, economic growth and social sustainability. It strives to make Ballarat the city of the sustainable creative practitioner.
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Live Music Strategic Plan
The Ballarat Creative City Strategy now encompasses the City of Ballarat’s Live Music Strategic plan. Written with a scope of five years, from 2016 through to 2021, the Live Music Strategic Plan defined the goals and objectives underpinning support of local and regional live music. it identified actions to strengthen development, appropriate to Council’s role within the community.