Cultural Development is a broad term covering a range of activities that give communities the opportunity to tell their stories, build their creative skills and be active participants in the development of their culture.
Council contributes to the cultural development of the Kiama local government area through a range of strategies.
Council employs a Community and Cultural Development Officer four days per week with two days dedicated solely to cultural development. Council’s current Community and Cultural Development Officer is Louise Croker and she can be contacted on ph 4232 0549 or by email contact.
Kiama Council provides a total of $15,000 each year in order to; support the development and delivery of arts and cultural projects within the Kiama local government area. Applicants can apply for up to $3000 per project.
Council’s Cultural Grants are always open and applications may be submitted at anytime. However, closing dates for each submission period are:
A document outlining planned actions in regards to cultural development activities for the period 2012 – 2016 is currently under development.
The 2007 - 2012 Cultural Plan (pdf 1.8MB) has recently been reviewed in regards to its outcomes and can be view here - Cultural Plan 2007 – 2012 Review.
The Kiama Cultural Network was established in 2009 as a way for local artists, from all mediums, to connect with each other and with Council. The goal of the Kiama Cultural Network is; to build, promote and maintain a cultural arts community in the Kiama local government area.
In 2012 a blog site was set up for the Cultural Network, you can be a part of the Kiama Cultural Network community by joining the blog site. Just follow the link above and put your email in the ‘follow via email’ box to the left on the home page.
You will then receive an email each time something new is added to the site. This will include information about; local arts news, events and workshops, photos and responses and comments from other local artists.
The Kiama Cultural Board aims to
The Board does this by working closely with Council’s Community and Cultural Development Officer and through the Kiama Cultural Grants.
The Cultural Board also oversees the Kiama Cultural Grants.
Exhibition periods are on a weekly basis with each week running from Tuesday to Monday.
Exhibition bookings are scheduled in advance every six (6) months.
A weekly Hire Fee of $200 is charged. Exhibitors must have their own public liability of $10m or more or pay an additional fee of $150 for Council’s Casual Hirers Public Liability.
For more information please contact Anne on 4232 0448 or email contact.
Information about Daisy can be found here
Kiama Council’s Art Collection dates back to the 1900’s, starting with Herbert Reginald Gallop’s painting titled Boat Harbour. It includes over 90 individual works, many of which are purchased from local artists as part of Kiama Arts Society’s Annual Exhibition, as well as works given as gifts from places such as Vietnam and Canada.
The Kiama Council Art Collection is housed within Council’s Administration Building in Manning Street but is now made available to the public for viewing online: Kiama Council Art Collection
For more information about Council’s Art Collection contact Council’s Community and Cultural Development Officer on 4232 0549 or email contact.
A range of events are held throughout the year in Kiama, provided through both Council and community. Events vary from year to year, however some annual events occur regularly each year.
www.lloydreesfestival.org/ | Lloydreesfestival2013@gmail.com | 0413967385
Information available through Kiama Tourism
Community Breakfasts held at:
A Citizenship Ceremony is also held in Hindmarsh Park from 11am to 12noon, this includes an address from the Australia Day Ambassador.
A FREE weekend of red hot jazz & blues for everyone! Around 50 Free Events at over 20 Venues. 3 Nights 2 Days...No ticketing, no excuses!
Jazz and Blues Festival Website
Every year Council holds a commemorative event honouring Sorry Day. A flag raising ceremony is held in front of the Old Council Chambers followed by a community event at The Pavilion, Kiama. Both Indigenous and non Indigenous community members are welcome to attend. For more information contact Councils Community and Cultural Development Officer on 4232 0549 or email contact.
Kiama Monthly Markets
~ 3rd Sunday each month ~ Black Beach Kiama ~ 9am - 3pm
Kiama Produce Markets
~ 4th Saturday each month ~ Black Beach Kiama ~ 8am - 1pm
Gerringong Monthly Markets
~ 2nd Sunday each month ~ Gerringong Surf Club ~ 10am - 4pm
Jamberoo Arts & Crafts Fair
~ Last Sunday each month ~ Jamberoo Park ~ 10am - 4pm
For details of more local community events go to Kiama Tourism
Last updated: Tuesday 21 May, 2013