Call out for artists

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is seeking roving street performers and chalk artists to submit expressions of interest to activate towns during the lead-up to Christmas.

Suitable experienced chalk artists will work alongside businesses, bringing colourful inspirational messages, and images on shop windows and pavements.

Roving performers are asked to create experiences that engage locals, and activate public spaces – responding creatively to living in the Macedon Ranges, and celebrating the festive season.

Council’s planning and environment director Angela Hughes said the project aimed to create colour, movement and a festive vibe in the shire’s towns during the lead-up to Christmas.

“We’re looking for artists who can engage the community in unique and inspiring creative experiences,” she said.

The initiative will provide Christmas shoppers in the Macedon Ranges some help getting into the festive spirit as they encounter a range of creative installations, activities and performers, with support from council’s COVID Recovery budget.

It will also support the ‘Go Local First’ campaign, which encourages support and reinvigoration of the shire’s economy, as it works towards recovery and a new COVID normal.

Expressions of interest are now open until November 8.

To find out more and download an application form, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/get-involved

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