Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting the Peninsula’s arts and culture sector, arts organisations, creative industries and small businesses to join its Creators Network for a series of networking events from June to August and a professional development series in September.
The art and culture industries were the second-hardest hit sector for loss of income/wages and profit during COVID-19, and the hardest hit sector in terms of extended closures during Victoria’s pandemic lockdowns, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. “We want to help our creatives build back stronger and better,” said Mayor Despi O’Connor. “The Creators Network aims to develop new business skills and build sustainable practices while supporting the recovery and future resilience of the Peninsula’s creative sector.”
Hosted by Tracee Hutchison, the events are:
• Meet Our Collectives – Wednesday, July 21, 5.30-7.30pm, Rye Civic Hall
• Meet Our Artists – Wednesday, August 25, 5.30-7.30pm, Mount Eliza Community Centre
• Meet Our Creative Spaces – Wednesday, September 22, 5.30-7.30pm,Tyabb Hall
Book your free ticket up to two days before each event here.