Collaboration with the City of Ballarat is multifaceted, and actively intersects our curricula, research and professional engagement, while strengthening creative strategy and arts practice for the region.
The partnership provides emerging artists with the opportunity to participate in innovative programs that enliven our city and the broader community. Amongst these is the award-winning trans-disciplinary project, Heritage Weekend@The Arts Academy, which enables students from first year to honours to contribute across diverse creative practices to Heritage Weekend, an annual festival that attracts 16,000 visitors to Ballarat. Read more about Heritage Weekend@The Arts Academy. Together we seek to reframe and reactivate Ballarat’s rich storybook through discussion, performance and creative visioning.
Being located at the heart of Ballarat’s arts precinct affords the Arts Academy a strong relationship with other significant historic arts institutions, the Art Gallery of Ballarat and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Read more about our long association with the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Mutual programming of arts events and activities are just some of the benefits of our partnership with the City of Ballarat. With Camp Street Campus neighbouring Alfred Deakin Place in central Ballarat, our communities intersect.
The Faculty of Education and Arts gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the City of Ballarat.
Sovereign Hill is Victoria's prize-winning tourism site, and an icon in Ballarat’s cultural landscape.
Our partnership with Sovereign Hill enables valuable industry experience for our students at a critical point in their professional development. The innovative applied theatre project is led by Barry Kay from Sovereign Hill and our own Associate Professor Kim Durban.
We are proud of our connection with the Ballarat Arts Foundation (BAF). So inspiring is their mission that our people often contribute skills and expertise to their volunteer Board of Management.
BAF was established in 2000. Its mission is to encourage and develop, through strong community engagement, the aspirations and talents of emerging artists from all disciplines who have lived, worked or studied in Ballarat.
Each year BAF offers grants to emerging artists of all genres through a suite of awards. The grants support artists of any genre who have lived, studied or worked in Ballarat to undertake a project as their next step towards a career in the arts.
The Federation University Award is just one of the many named awards, offered for emerging artists dedicated to creating positive change in the cultural life of Ballarat. Artists submit just one application form to be considered for all relevant awards.