Want to get involved in making art on (or off) campus? Fantastic! Let’s dive right in.
The University of Melbourne has a thriving student arts community, and the Creative Arts Department exists to support all students in being part of it, regardless of skill level or previous experience.
We want YOU.
2020 has been an absolute wreck of a year in many ways, but an unintended perk is that it has allowed most human beings to develop their creative sides!
Whether you’re interested in music, dance, theatre, film, performance art, visual art, makeup, baking, knitting, or carving fruit, we’re here to make sure you get to do it all, because art lends so much real value to living.
Our department manages the Creative Arts collectives, events, programs and grants, and boy oh boy, do we have a whole lot planned this year! Our key goals are to encourage and facilitate diverse, experimental, accessible, and sustainable artmaking and we will be running many collaborative events and workshops to that end.
And we want YOU to have an active part in all of this. We want to hear your feedback and your voice. We are your student representatives, but we can only truly represent you if we listen to you.
The office this year consists of Creative Arts Officers – Merryn Hughes and Vaishnavi Ravikrishna, and the committee including Sonia Li, Atticus Corr, Jo Chen, Edie Bush, Torsten Strokirch, Georgia Walton Briggs and Charlie Zhang.
You can find more details on how to contact us here.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live, work, and learn as the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and also pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. Colonisation is ongoing and its presence in art is very prevalent.