Moira Arts & Culture Inc
In 2011, Moira Shire Council, as part of its ongoing commitment to community building, through the protection and enhancement of the arts and culture sectors across the Shire, pledged to appoint a full-time Arts Culture Officer to its staff.
In December 2011, in accordance with its strategic goal to work together to strengthen our communities, Council engaged an officer specifically to identify and develop opportunities for arts and culture programs, events and tourism across Moira Shire. One of these opportunities was the need to form an Arts and Culture Board.
In November 2013, Moira Shire adopted a proposal from Arts and Culture Officer Marilyn Gourley to fund the Arts and Culture Board. The Moira Shire Arts and Culture Board is a not for profit incorporated association, has its own governance structure and terms of reference, and uses a skill based decision making process.
Whilst operating independently from council, the board has high levels of accountability to council through funding responsibilities / requirements, and staffing. One of its main goals (through its activities and programs) is to support the Councils Community strategic intent. “That Moira will be a Shire where all its people and communities are happy, healthy and safe with the ability, and have the opportunity to integrate, participate, connect and contribute to their communities.”
MAC INC is a support network for individual artists and organisation involved in artistic or cultural activities within the Moira Shire.