The Shire of Campaspe has a thriving artistic and cultural community, with participation in the arts ranging from professional practice and being a source of income and employment, through learning and leisure pursuits and community engagement and development.
Arts and culture are important in building community identity and pride, creating a sense of belonging inspiring community and civic participation, creating a culture of inclusion, contributing to resilient local economies, promoting health and wellbeing, and creating liveable cities and towns.
Council is involved in the following key areas:
One important way council supports the arts locally is by providing two fantastic performing arts venues, which are available to the community for hire.
They are the 393 seat Echuca Paramount Cinema & Performing Arts Complex, which is managed by Southern Star, and the Kyabram Plaza Theatre, which is overseen by a Committee of Management.
Echuca Paramount Cinema & Performing Arts Complex
392 High Street
Tel: 5482 3399
Managed by Southern Star.
The Paramount Theatre is available for hire. Details about what is available and costs are outlined in the Hire Agreement.
Kyabram Plaza Theatre
243 Allan Street
Tel: 5852 3151
Council art collection
View council's art collection here.
Support for cultural organisations
Organisations are encouraged to apply through the Community Grants program for funding support. Information here.
Galleries and art spaces
Council provides support through providing buildings at low, or not cost, and offering community grants to support the development, promotion and activation of spaces. Current support includes:
- Alton Gallery, 111 Hare Street, Echuca - run by Echuca Moama Artists Inc., exhibition details here
- The Foundry Art Space, 9-11 Murray Esplande, Echuca - run by the Echuca Moama Arts Initiative, exhibition details through their Facebook page
- Kyabram Town Hall, 9-15 Allan Street, Kyabram - run by the Kyabram Town Hall Committee, exhibition details here
For more information please contact Brigid Dullard on 5481 2200.