Ballarat Arts & Cultural Development programs take an all-of-Council approach, reflecting Council's strategies for making Ballarat a sustainable, innovative, and vibrant 21st Century creative city.
Arts & Culture initiatives fulfill this vision by:
supporting & promoting Ballarat's key cultural tourism focus
supporting & promoting community cultural activities contributing to the engagement, wellbeing, and personal development of all Ballarat residents
supporting & promoting the human capital and infrastructure making Ballarat an attractive home for a skilled workforce of dynamic thinkers, creators, and implementers.
Arts & Cultural Development program areas are:
Community Arts & Culture
Eureka Education Program
LEAP - Localities Enhancing Arts Participation
Regional Arts Victoria / Regional Arts Development
As part of the Arts and Cultural Development Program the backspace arts venue owned and operated by the City of Ballarat presents a public program of exhibitions, workshops and artist residencies. Backspace aims to actively engage the arts sector, interest groups and general public through the provision of excellent, innovative and socially relevant programs which not only profile local artists, but also showcases high quality contemporary art practise.