The creative and arts industry has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 this year and we have been actively developing initiatives to support and sustain the Central Coast’s creative community and to activate town centres.
Council’s Creative Community Program is designed to foster and develop local creatives, makers and artists through the use of Council owned vacant property in town centres.
Earlier this year, we put the call out for local creatives to submit their interest in using vacant properties in town centres. The aim was to hear from individual artists, collectives or community groups wishing to use these places to create art, showcase their work or run community workshops.
Through this EOI process, ArtSpace have been successful in securing the empty shop next to The Entrance library for the next 6 months, which will see this group engage and collaborate with fellow local creatives and deliver workshops and exhibitions for the community.
The Creative Community Program supports our local creative industry and connects our community, whilst also creating vibrant town centres brimming with cultural vitality to attract both residents and visitors for the benefit of the local economy.
For more information on ArtSpace Pop Up Gallery and their upcoming programs of events follow their Facebook page.