New Website to connect and communicate art in the south west

Posted in Creative Communities on 05/Aug/2014 04:37

Artists from across the south west will now have an online platform to connect, create and communicate through a new website called South West Arts Atlas website going live this month.

The South West Arts Atlas is a partnership project for the region supported by the five councils in the Great South Coast Regional Arts Victoria partnership which includes the Shires of Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians and City of Warrnambool, as well as Colac Otway Shire.

The South West Arts Atlas is a free regional, inclusive resource specific to the Great South Coast region and based on the Central Highlands Arts Atlas developed by Ballarat City Council as part of a regional networking project. It provides a website for artists, arts organisations and local communities to upload profiles, promote venues, list upcoming events as well as connecting users to a monthly arts newsletter.

The purpose of creating this new website is to:

  • Connect local information and activities to a wider, appreciative and more diverse audience;
  • Create more opportunities for creative activity, innovation, collaboration and enterprise between artists and non-artists;
  • Communicate information, ideas and content using current technologies in a shared and democratic space.

Regional Arts Victoria Creative Arts Facilitator for the Great South Coast, Jo Grant said she was excited by the launch of this new website and the many benefits it will bring to the region.

“The South West Arts Atlas website provides sustainable, consolidated, web-based arts infrastructure in response to the lack of connectivity within the sector.

“The website will provide the public with access to what is happening in arts in the region while providing a central hub for artists to connect, interact and collaborate with each other.

“Links to funding sources and resources for the community will also be featured increasing information sharing and cultural knowledge in the south west.

“It is envisaged that the website will not only be used by artists to connect, but also by the wider public to stay informed about the large amount of events and talented artists who reside in the south west of Victoria,” she added.

To view the South West Arts Atlas simply visit www.artsatlasSW.com.au

Information sessions will be held across the region over the next month. Click HERE to view the list of sessions.

Artists from across the south west will now have an online platform to connect, create and communicate through a new website called South West Arts Atlas website going live this month.