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Culture and creativity are essential for healthy, thriving communities. The Inner West is a cultural production hotspot, celebrated for its dynamic and diverse creative sector. Local creatives and culture have been hard hit by COVID19. Council needs a plan for how to keep culture at the heart of our community well into the future.

We’ve combined independent research, sector conversations and community insights with international best practice to prepare the draft Creative Inner West Cultural Strategy 2021-25 and Action Plan.

Inner West has a strong history of supporting and nurturing the arts through funding, programs and creative spaces. Creative Inner West Cultural Strategy 2021-25 will continue this work through five priority areas:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures at the centre
  2. Diversity enriches us and makes us stronger
  3. Love Inner West, day and night
  4. Culture’s role in our growing places
  5. Imagining our future together

Review the draft Strategy and Action Plan

Read the Strategy 2021-25 (PDF)

Read the Action Plan (PDF)

Did we get it right? Have your say

  • Online using the feedback form
  • Organisations can upload their response
  • Call us via a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service. Ask them to call us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm on 9335 2139.
    • For a free interpreter call via TIS National on 131 450
    • For voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • To request a paper copy of the strategy and feedback form, please call Naomi Bower on 9335 2249.

Final day for comments is Sunday, 19 September 2021.

What happens next?

Your feedback will be reviewed by the project team and where relevant incorporated into the strategy. The elected Council will make a decision to either adopt the draft strategy as exhibited; adopt the the strategy with changes; or not adopt the the strategy. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the strategy is being considered by Council.