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Download the final strategy and report to Council including community feedback

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the draft Arts and Culture Strategy 2025

The Monash Arts and Culture Strategy 2025 identifies a whole of City vision that supports growth, recovery and celebration of creative and cultural industries, organisations and individuals, to continue to sustain and inspire the Monash community. The Strategy provides a focus with clear actions to activate new and innovative projects that are data driven, and support community and commercial enterprises to flourish.

Vision, Principles, Pillars and Outcomes have been developed following community engagement, and we now invite you to provide comments or further information to inform the content.


To be a City that celebrates and champions creative industries. We will ensure that arts, culture and heritage continue to inspire, enrich, and connect our community by embracing what makes us truly unique. We will realise this through partnerships, facilitating opportunities and co-creating with community and industry partners.


  • Celebrate diversity
  • Be inspiring
  • Be for everyone
  • Reflect our community
  • Build connections


Your feedback on the draft strategy

Prior community consultation


Hayley Mary, Live at Warrawee, 2021, Warrawee Park, Courtesy of Skye Sobejko

Line 1

A – Stephen Newton, Clayton Pinnacles, 2008, wood and stone, Clayton Community Centre

B – “Cool Out Sun”, Clayton Festival in 2018, Clayton Community Centre

C – Petrina Hicks, Venus, 2013, from the series The shadows, pigment ink-jet print, Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection, courtesy of the artist, Michael Reid (Sydney) and THIS IS NO FANTASY (Melbourne)

D – City of Monash, Nicole Mackechnie, 2020, Wheelers Hill Library

Line 2

A – City of Monash, Picasso Storytime, 2018, MGA

B – Installation view of Cliff Burtt’s Chord, 2011, corten steel, courtesy of the artist

C – Konstantin Dimopoulos, Ripples and Journeys, 2010, Monash Civic Centre

D - Megan Cadd, Maree Clarke and Vicki Cousens, The Spirit of the Land, 2010, J.W. Hurst Reserve

Line 3

A – Chinese Performing Arts Society, Clayton Community Festival, 2019

B – Hayden Dewar, Mulgrave Mural Project, Wanda St, Mulgrave, 2017

C – Christian Thompson, Rule of three, 2020 from the series Flower walls, chromogenic prints, Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection, courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents (Melbourne) and Michael Reid (Sydney + Berlin)

D – Young gallery visitor viewing exhibition Trent Parke: the camera is god, Monash Gallery of Art, 2015–16

Line 4

A – Peta Clancy, Undercurrent #1, 2020, from the series Undercurrent, pigment ink-jet print, Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection, courtesy of the artist

B – Senior students during education tour of Allusion & Illusion: the fantastical world of Valerie Sparks, Monash Gallery of Art, 2018

C – Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill building entrance featuring exhibition promotion for Bill Henson | The light fades but the gods remain, 2019

D – Hayley Hoopla, Summer Series, Winbourne Park Mount Waverley, Courtesy of Rachel Drill

Monash Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we meet, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.