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The City of Kingston boasts a vibrant arts and cultural scene, hosting a variety of arts spaces, arts and cultural organisations and services, professional and non-professional artists, creative industries and arts workers.
Kingston Arts aims to build on these strengths, increase the profile and support of creative industries within the community and foster more opportunities for creative engagement and cultural tourism.
Kingston Arts achieves this in a number of ways including through the delivery of a comprehensive and diverse calendar of performing, visual and community arts events and activities across three primary arts spaces: Kingston Arts Centre, Kingston City Hall and Shirley Burke Theatre.
Kingston Arts' performing arts programs are designed to showcase Melbourne's finest talent as well as acting as a platform for emerging artists.
For the visual arts, Kingston Arts' gallery spaces, including G1 and G2, G3 Artspace and The Bridge projection space, promote artistic excellence and innovation with diverse and thought provoking programs by both professional and emerging artists.
The City of Kingston also provides support through an annual Arts Grants program and the provision of affordable artist-in-residence spaces.
For the community, Kingston Arts programs events including the Lens Mist Photographic Award & Exhibition, a Maker's Market, Pop Up Bar and the City of Kingston's public art program.
Each of these initiatives enhance, strengthen and act on the community's desire to position Kingston as a liveable and creative city.