Shaping arts and culture

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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 draft Creative Inner West Cultural Strategy 2021-25 (pdf) (download Word version)
and Action Plan (pdf) (download Word version).

阅读策略概要 - 我们说普通话。 如需免费传译服务,请致电131 450, 然后请传译员致电9335 2249 接通 Inner West市政府

策略概要 - 我們能說您的語言。 如需免費傳譯服務,請致電131 450, 然後請傳譯員致電9335 2249 接通 Inner West市政府。

Leggere la sintesi della strategia - Parliamo la vostra lingua. Per parlare gratuitamente con un interprete chiamate il numero 131 450. Chiedetegli di chiamare il Comune di Inner West al numero 9335 2249.

Διαβάστε τη σύνοψη της στρατηγικής - Μιλάμε τη γλώσσα σας. Για να μιλήσετε δωρεάν σε διερμηνέα καλέστε το 131 450. Ζητήστε τους να καλέσουν το Δήμο Inner West Council στο 9335 2249.

Hãy đọc tóm tắt sách lược - Chúng tôi nói ngôn ngữ của quý vị. Muốn nói chuyện có thông dịch viên miễn phí, hãy gọi số 131 450. Yêu cầu họ gọi cho Hội đồng Thành phố Inner West qua số 9335 2249.


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.

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 draft Creative Inner West Cultural Strategy 2021-25 (pdf) (download Word version)
and Action Plan (pdf) (download Word version).

阅读策略概要 - 我们说普通话。 如需免费传译服务,请致电131 450, 然后请传译员致电9335 2249 接通 Inner West市政府

策略概要 - 我們能說您的語言。 如需免費傳譯服務,請致電131 450, 然後請傳譯員致電9335 2249 接通 Inner West市政府。

Leggere la sintesi della strategia - Parliamo la vostra lingua. Per parlare gratuitamente con un interprete chiamate il numero 131 450. Chiedetegli di chiamare il Comune di Inner West al numero 9335 2249.

Διαβάστε τη σύνοψη της στρατηγικής - Μιλάμε τη γλώσσα σας. Για να μιλήσετε δωρεάν σε διερμηνέα καλέστε το 131 450. Ζητήστε τους να καλέσουν το Δήμο Inner West Council στο 9335 2249.

Hãy đọc tóm tắt sách lược - Chúng tôi nói ngôn ngữ của quý vị. Muốn nói chuyện có thông dịch viên miễn phí, hãy gọi số 131 450. Yêu cầu họ gọi cho Hội đồng Thành phố Inner West qua số 9335 2249.


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.

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