Festival and the Arts Working Group

Formerly known as the Festival and Events Advisory Committee and the Arts Advisory Committee

Role and Responsibilities

The Festival and the Arts Working Group considers matters and informs Council and Council officers of community views and likely impact regarding the delivery and development of festival and events and the progress of the arts and cultural sector within the City of Ryde to make Ryde a culturally rich and vibrant community.

The Committee is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to Council and Council officers on the following objectives:

  • Developing excellence in arts at both community and professional levels
  • Informing policies and strategies that advance arts and culture
  • Supporting existing and growing emerging artistic talent and creative communities
  • Building community capacity of organisations to deliver impactful, safe and vibrant events and festivals   
  • Using arts and culture to connect communities through exhibitions, festivals and event activation of public spaces
  • Utilising arts, events and cultural activity to enhance community wellbeing, social inclusion and cohesion.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas  Minutes
27 February 2023(PDF, 162KB) 27 February 2023(PDF, 170KB)
28 November 2022(PDF, 107KB) 28 November 2022(PDF, 150KB)

Past Agendas and Minutes