The Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund provides financial assistance of up to $2,000 to local artists and creative groups who have been economically affected by the COVID pandemic.
Climate Pledge Footpath Stickers
The Students of Whittlesea Primary School are doing a Climate Pledge art project on canvas. The students want to make a statement to the wider community about their feelings on climate change and their intentions to act on it.
Bond with Mother Nature
The aim of this project is to foster collaboration between women from CALD backgrounds, by coming together to create a collaborative artwork.
Meet your local artists
PVA will provide an opportunity for the public to meet internationally famous local artists in a relaxed environment at Hawkstowe Park.
The Whittlesea Cartooning Project
A series of how to draw cartoons which will prepare the participates to contribute to The Whittlesea Cartooning Project "Whittlesea - through the eyes of a cartoonist" culminating in an online art show and physical display.
A creative, hip hop and contemporary dance class for young children as well as children with special needs, Dance On will promote connection and self esteem in their unique capabilities.
Blues Brother Review
Blues Xpress will showcase a live Blues Brothers Review featuring the music of the Blues Brothers movie with a 10 piece band including a 4 piece brass section.
Recording our Heritage
The artist plans to document some of the magnificent heritage Eucalyptus Trees in the City of Whittlesea by painting them on large acyclic canvases.
Guitar showcase performance
A concert to showcase the guitar as the lead instrument and as a rhythm instrument and to promote the newly established music hub in Epping.
'Transcend' is time-based photography and art jewellery installation project focusing on nature's beauty as a counterbalance and provisional antidote to the impact of Covid-19 and other adverse local and global events.
Into the Now
The project will see the recording, producing and creating promotional content for the artist, Bernadette Novembre’s full-length album, Into The Now.
Happy Hips Dance Project
The applicant will deliver a series of free community dance workshops for local women.
Botanical Fantasy - Life in Glass
A three part mosaic project offering workshops, exhibitions and the creation of a new piece of collaborative artwork.
Lighting Workshops for Secondary School Students
The applicant will deliver educational lighting workshops for teachers and students studying Victorian Curriculum theatre studies, including VCE Units.
Northern Suburbs Artist Collective
This project involves the applicant creating and producing a website and shop for the Northern Suburbs Artist Collective.
Whittlesea Sound Project
The artist will promote specific sites within the shire by making 'field recordings' of those sites, to create natural soundscapes which will be exhibited within the City of Whittlesea.
Future Foundations Creative Workshop and Art Exhibition 2020
This project will empower at-risk primary school children through a community project that combines a creative arts program and personal mentoring.
The artist will design a number of graphic solutions for signage that can be used around the city of Whittlesea to help remind people to be aware of the continual need to socially distance and where necessary wear masks.
Side Stage – Roundtable
This project will facilitate an on-going roundtable discussion aimed at the creative bodies and organisations comprising the Australian Music industry.
COVID Drawings Publication
The artist will produce a publication of COVID drawings, documenting the pandemic from an Australian perspective and creating a valuable visual archive.
Local Film Studies Student, Jake McCormick, will create a short film incorporating the local community and environment.
Sharing the Music
Sharing the Music is the creation of a free resources link accessible to local music leaders, groups and individuals for teaching and for singing along purposes.
Songs and Music
The aim of this project is to deliver a platform for locals representing diverse cultural backgrounds to come together and share music.
The artist will spray paint local landscapes and murals over vandalism.
Weaving Community Harmony
Weaving Community Harmony is a collaborative yarn bombing and community singing event.
United We Stand
This is an online theatrical version of play aimed at uniting and training aspiring artists from the Whittlesea community.
Whittlesea Community Garden Mural
The artist will create a mural that will go on display in the Whittlesea Community Garden. Discover more here.
Finlandia: The Music of Jean Sibelius
The artist will deliver a series of online music sessions featuring the music of Finnish musician Jean Sibelius.
The Whittlesea Rodeo
This project will be a new collection of poetry based on the farmlands outside of the Whittlesea area, horses and the annual Whittlesea rodeo.
Through Poetic Eyes
Local teenager Alisha will deliver a collection of poetry created as an outlet for artists' mental health.
Local artist Aseel will host a session of storytelling, art and craft and songs for five different EID events celebrated by the Muslim community.
We'll Meet Again Project
A musical trip down memory lane for our oldest residents living in retirement homes and aged care facilities.
A series of interviews with local residents who will take the audience into their kitchens or gardens, or share a favourite recipe.
The Hygieia Project
This project will research the important contribution to human knowledge of health represented by the mythology of Hygieia.
Creative Art for Women and Children Experiencing Family Violence
Creative Aid is a workshop intended for women and children who have previously experienced family violence and have been in isolation due to COVID-19.
Dance O Therapy and Dance O Rama
The project will produce an online series of works and exercises for the youth and elderly to help with physical and mental wellbeing.
Dark Talk Time
Dark Talk Time (DTT) is a project which hosts intimate live conversations between anonymous strangers, which creates surprising moments of deep human connection.
The aim of the project is to orchestrate an inclusive community art installation in the form of a woven shelter, within the Whittlesea Community Garden.
Edge of Development
The artist will produce a short video documenting the housing development near the intersection of Wollert, Donnybrook and Epping Roads.
One Hundred and One Nights in Isolation
101 local participants will learn the art of scratch drawing and then have their works published in a book.
Uke Muster 2020 goes online!
Whittlesea Community House will host a ukulele playing and learning festival to connect community music lovers, players and those who wish to learn ukulele in an online community.