Cultural development is an important aspect of Council’s arts strategy. Opportunities for lead artists to work and share their skills with groups of people result in great experiences such as The Garden with Amaroo, Crashendo and Sistema Australia’s pilot project at Laverton P-12, and the Boon Wurrung Ngargee delivered as part of the 2011 Mayoral Program.
Crashendo - Sistema at Laverton P-12
Crashendo is a music project that creates opportunities for younger children and their families to experience and learn about music in a supportive after-school setting. This model has had successful outcomes in disadvantaged communities, most notably in Venezuela where it started as El Sistema and in Scotland where it runs as Big Noise. Crashendo at Laverton P-12 is a national pilot. View our Crashendo 2011 documentary below.
Past cultural projects include
2011 – The Mayoral Progam 2011 Boon wurrung Ngargee at Laverton P-12(PDF, 4MB)
2011 – The Garden with Amaroo at The Substation
2009 – Womens Circus at Laverton Secondary School
2007 – The Torch Project
2006 – Together We Can Claymation
2006 – Community Art Garden
2005 – Circus Oz
2004 – Young Mum’s Photography
2003 – Brooklyn Alive
For more information, call the Arts and Events department on 9932 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.