ARTS NSW CENTRAL COAST ART + COMMUNITY PLAN 2011 - 2013
Arts NSW commissioned Lois Randall Creative Consulting through a tender process to undertake a consultancy to:
- Identify unmet arts needs of communities of the NSW Central Coast region
- Develop an evidence base for an effective Community Partnership program
- Develop a plan to support more effective arts and cultural infrastructure and community partnerships for the rapidly growing Central Coast.
The Central Coast Art + Community Plan and Mapping Report were endorsed by all stakeholders including Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council, and cultural and community groups.
The outcome was a $460,000 funding package for a strategy to increase professional arts activity on the Central Coast. The strategy has been successfully implemented by Art Central, a new partnership established as a recommendation from the strategy, between Wyong and Gosford Councils and state and federal governments through RDA Central Coast. Art Central continues to provide arts development programs through the Central Coast.
Water Vibration, installation by Catherine Stanley for the Faces of Gosford residency project