Merri-bek is home to many artists, designers, creative organisations and vibrant audiences.

We are proud of our strong creative community that includes:

  • A diverse program of Festivals and major events like Brunswick Music Festival, Fawkner Festa and Glenroy Festival, as well as community events in our parks and streets
  • The exciting galleries and studios across the municipality, including the Counihan Gallery
  • Our thriving live music scene that includes a growing number of venues and local musicians
  • Professional development opportunities, residences and an annual arts grants program for artists
  • Dynamic public art and mural commissions
  • The Brunswick Design District, home to flourishing creative industries like designers and makers.

We want to know what you love about arts, culture and creativity in Merri-bek, and what you would like to see in the future.

Your contribution will help us develop a new vision for Arts and Culture in Merri-bek and inform the development of the Arts and Culture Strategy 2023 – 2027.

The strategy will

How you can participate