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Community Cultural Development

Community cultural development describes "a huge 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" (Australia Council, Hands On 2002).


Council's Cultural Development Policy and its current Cultural Plan guide Council in its support for community cultural development in Glenorchy.


The 2002 Cultural Plan was developed after widespread consultation with the community. The Plan describes Glenorchy’s key cultural resources such as libraries, museums and concert facilities. It also describes a large range of cultural organisations – both big and small - from the Glenorchy City Concert Brass to local dance or history groups.


The Plan includes a range of strategies to foster local cultural development. Those strategies include specific activities within different Precincts, as well as strategies for particular population groups, such as young people; people from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds; and local Aboriginal people.



ResourcesCouncil can assist cultural groups and those undertaking cultural activities by linking them up with local resources and opportunities.


You may be looking to join a country music group or perhaps you’re a young person looking for some assistance to create a web site or record a song.


For assistance in locating particular groups, or for information on the availability of a local venue for a cultural activity – See Council's Infoline website (, or alternatively contact us directly on 03 6216 6312 or 03 6216 6382.




Council's Arts & Cultural Development Section develops a limited number of projects each year through partnerships.  Partners can include local schools, Community Precinct Committees, Glenorchy businesses and service clubs.  Often our Program involves partners from within Council such as the Youth, Community Precinct or Heritage programs. If you are an organisation or business in Glenorchy wishing to work with Glenorchy residents through an arts based or creative process, please contact us to discuss your idea.



Community Cultural Development Projects

The Arts & Cultural Development Section supports a limited number of community cultural development projects each year as well as those facilitated through the biennial Works Festival involving artists working in partnership with other Council programs and community groups.



100 Stories from 100 Years 100 Stories from 100 Years, was a community history and public art project undertaken as part of Glenorchy’s Centenary of Federation celebrations in 2001. The project has resulted in the installation of mosaic murals in the footpath of the Glenorchy CBD as well as the publication of a booklet of community stories.
Tea and Coke:Pizza and Scones Tea and Coke:Pizza and Scones, an intergenerational arts project was undertaken in 2003. Younger and older people worked together with artist Suze van der Beek to create six postcards that tell personal stories of living and growing up in Glenorchy.
Chigwell Community History Project The Chigwell Community History Project was initiated by the Berriedale/ Chigwell Precinct in 2005 as a way for local community members to explore and celebrate Chigwell’s distinct history.
Mountains, Mud & Migrants: A History of West Moonah Mountains, Mud & Migrants: A History of West Moonah was a celebration of place that culminated in an exhibition of photography, artwork, local history and interviews at the Moonah Arts Centre, in August 2009. The project was initiated by the West Moonah Community Precinct and involved three artists, writer/ historian Bernard Lloyd, visual artist Caroline Amos and photographer Louise Conboy working with students from Cosgrove High School, Springfield Gardens and Moonah Primary Schools and Hilliard Christian School as well as members of the community.
Remembering the Spook As part of the Works 2008, Remembering the Spook was an exhibition with four accompanying performances celebrating the beginnings of Tasmanian rock and roll and the glory days of the legendary Spook club in 1960s Moonah. Nearly a thousand people headed to the Moonah Arts Centre to join in the celebrations. Oral histories, original live footage and photography mingled with four evenings of great live performance featuring interviews and the original musicians of the period.
Garden of Many Cultures 'Glenorchy’s Garden of Many Cultures' designed by artist and landscape designer Julie Stoneman will be completed by the end of 2009. The garden and sculpture will create a place that celebrates and promotes cultural diversity in Glenorchy, thereby raising awareness and becoming a prominent symbol of multiculturalism for the community and visitors to Glenorchy.