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About Arts Merri-bek

Moreland boasts an excellent arts offering, including venues for exhibitions and performances, world-class festivals and activities, and the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick.


New Contract Role - Festival Producer

Merri-bek City Council is currently seeking an experienced Festival Producer to coordinate the delivery of Coburg Night Market and support the development and delivery of Brunswick Music Festival.

Running from 9-11 December, Coburg Night Market is one of Merri-bek’s premier events. It features over 50 artisan and food stalls, a brilliant live music line-up (in 2022 this is part of our Resonate live music program) and plays host to over 5,000 people per day.

Brunswick Music Festival will open with the Sydney Road Street Party on 5 March 2023 and continue to 13 March 2023 with exciting free and ticketed events taking place across Brunswick. The Festival will also include Venues 3056, our annual venue support program.

This role will be overseen by Merri-bek’s Executive Producer, Festivals and will be supported by the Merri-bek festivals team and marketing and production contractors.

For more information and details on how to submit an Expression of Interest, please read the Position Description.

Responses must be submitted to Amber Stuart via email to by 11.59pm, Monday 17 October 2022.

Arts and Culture Strategy

Our Moreland Arts Strategy 2017-22 (PDF 4Mb) guides our commitment to strengthening the creative sector and enhancing Merri-bek as a destination for the arts. This strategy is also available as a Microsoft Word document (Moreland Arts Strategy 2017-22 (DOC 6Mb)).

The strategy outlines how we aim to enhance the capacity of Merri-bek's creative sector to maintain and grow creative practices and increase participation in our arts and culture program for the whole community.

We deliver this through the following three key roles.

  1. As a Producer where we initiate, coordinate and deliver events, festivals, programs, and exhibitions.
  2. As a Supporter where we encourage a thriving creative sector through investment, facilitation, and advocacy.
  3. As a Cultivator where we employ various strategies to engage with the community and build arts audiences across our community.

Arts Advisory Committee

The Merri-bek Arts Advisory Committee meets quarterly with the goal of promoting arts and culture in Merri-bek. You can find out more about the committee on our Advisory Committees page.

Arts Merri-bek e-newsletter

Sign up to our Arts Merri-bek e-newsletter to find out about upcoming applications and grants, festivals, arts and community events, workshops, professional development, opportunities to participate and other news.

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We run a range of events, festivals, and programs throughout the year which you can see on our What's on from Arts Merri-bek page.

If you are involved in planning a community festival or event in Merri-bek, take a look at the useful tips and information on our Planning an event page.