New Art - Community Support Package


Provided as part of the Hobsons Bay COVID-19 Community Support Package, NEW ART is a $90,000 new funding stream aimed at celebrating and supporting the local arts; our creatives, artists, and community by creatively activating spaces and precincts across the city.

The NEW ART funding pool supports large or small-scale outcomes for projects like events, art installations, lighting projects (season dependent), permanent art projects and creative infrastructure projects. NEW ART will fund new creative projects for people to engage with, experience, and enjoy. 

We’re excited to announce the recipients of the NEW ART – Community Support Package:

Born in a Taxi – This award-winning physical theatre ensemble has been awarded $30,000 to set up ‘The Cube’ in Altona in November. A freestanding, transparent art space, The Cube can both be a stage for Born in a Taxi performances and site for exploration and experimentation.

Learn more about ‘The Cube’ and Born in a Taxi here:

Carlos Almenar – Venezuelan born designer and artist, Carlos Almenar Diaz is a French-Australian citizen who has won multiple awards as an established banknote designer and contemporary artist. Almenar has been awarded $30,000 to bring his beautifully vibrant Op-Art pieces to our footpaths and walkways, developing a series of colourful public art pieces to be installed on a footpath near you from October 2022.

Learn more about Carlos and his work here:

Kinetic Theatre Company- This troupe of street performers work across mime, stage acting, physical theatre, puppetry, improvisation, clowning and costume design have bene awarded $16,000 to bring moments of magic to Hobsons Bay with ‘A Snails Trail’. You will be able to experience the giant roving Snail along the Bay Trail from Newport to Altona Meadows in May 2023.

Learn more about the Kinetic Theatre Company here: 


NEW ART is enabled through Council’s COVID-19 Community Support Package to provide new opportunities for the creative sector and to celebrate local neighbourhoods and precincts across the city. It is presented as part of Creative City Hobsons Bay.  

For further information, contact the Arts Culture & Heritage Team on 1300 179 944 or via email:

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