WELCOME TO ARTS ASSIST

Arts Assist is a not-for-profit community organisation that supports, nurtures and promotes artistic and cultural activities that benefit the community of Wyndham.

Launched on 27 March 2021 by local MP and Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, the historic Werribee Water Tower has been brought back to life with the completion of a giant mural, now creating an impressive landmark for Werribee. Originally built to supply ‘town’ water to Werribee in 1914, the...

Do you have financial and investment management experience? Do you have an interest in the arts? Do you have an interest in making a difference to the local Wyndham community? If YES, Arts Assist is looking for you! Applications are now open to join the Arts Assist board as Director...

Do you have financial and investment management experience? Are you passionate about the arts? Are you interested in making a difference to the local Wyndham community? If YES, Arts Assist is looking for you! Applications are now open to join the Arts Assist board as Director / Treasurer.   Arts...

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A belated welcome to Arts Assist Director, Melissa Lazaridis!

Melissa has an extensive background across a broad range of art education settings, with many years of experience teaching in secondary, TAFE and adult learning. She has facilitated community projects and enjoys generating positive growth and opportunities for people.

Melissa has recently returned to focussing on practicing art and creative industry. She looks forward to contributing to the growth of arts possibilities and exposure in Wyndham.

Welcome Melissa!

For more details: www.artsassist.org.au/board
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STATE RESEARCH FARM SOCIAL HISTORY PROJECT
Did you know the Victorian government established the State Research Farm in 1912 to boost Victoria's agricultural production and livestock husbandry? It was set up as an institution for research, experimentation and scientific advancement.

The Farm extended over 2000 acres of paddocks with lanes and drains and included a small community of workers and their families living on site.

To keep up to date on the research project, what we uncover, and how you can be involved, follow us on the project socials: @state_research_farm

Proudly supported by Arts Assist and @wyndham_city

Image: Homes on the State Research Farm, Werribee, 1961
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STATE RESEARCH FARM SOCIAL HISTORY PROJECT
Work is well underway to capture the never before told social history of the community once living and working on the State Research Farm (SRF) in Werribee, through interviews, memoir, books, images and film.

To keep up to date on the research project, what we uncover, and how you can be involved, please follow us on the project socials: @state_research_farm

In the meantime, if you have any information, photos or memorabilia you’d like to share, please let us know.

Proudly supported by Arts Assist and @wyndham_city

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Farm worker standing beside completed haystack on State Research Farm. Source: Wyndham City Library Services
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A belated welcome to Arts Assist Treasurer and Director, Sarah Eldridge!

Sarah has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry having worked in senior financial roles for small businesses, not-for-profit and federal government organisations. She is the Founder and Director of Trinity Bookkeeping Services, is a Registered NDIS Plan Manager, and has made many great contributions to her local Wyndham community.

Welcome Sarah!

For more details: www.artsassist.org.au/board
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WE’RE VERY EXCITED!!
We’ve begun work on a new project to capture the never before told social history of the community once living and working on the State Research Farm (SRF) in Werribee, through interviews, memoir, books, images and film.

Little of this social history has been recorded, making it vital to capture before the stories held in the memories of past residents and workers are lost forever. The project will celebrate the SRF’s 110th birthday this year.

The project is a collaboration between Arts Assist, Dr Monika Schott and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

Watch this space for more updates!

Proudly supported by Arts Assist and @wyndham_city

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Sheep in yards at State Research Farm shearing shed. Group of people observe the demonstration, circa 1910-1920. Source: Wyndham City Library Services
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Arts Assist grants - applications closing soon!
Are you a Wyndham creative? Or have a great idea for a Wyndham-based arts or cultural project? Need funding to turn it into reality? Get to it – grant applications close 31 March 2021 (midnight).
Please get in touch if you need any help finalising your application - we're happy to help!
🔗 Application forms: link in bio
📆 Applications close: 31 March 2022

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REGISTRATIONS CLOSE SOON - for this free online workshop for creatives! Join two multi-disciplinary creatives, James Pipino & William Murphy, and discover how social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok can be better used to share your creative work.
📆 Sunday 20 March 2022
⏰ 10am - 12noon
Bookings essential.
🔗 https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/working-your-social-media-james-pipino-and-will-murphy

Presented by @wyndham_city Arts & Culture and Arts Assist
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THIS SUNDAY - a free online workshop for creatives! Join two multi-disciplinary creatives, James Pipino & William Murphy, and discover how social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok can be better used to share your creative work.
📆 Sunday 20 March 2022
⏰ 10am - 12noon
Bookings essential.
🔗 https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/working-your-social-media-james-pipino-and-will-murphy

Presented by @wyndham_city Arts & Culture and Arts Assist
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Arts Assist grants - now open!
Looking for inspiration for your project idea or grant application? @librariesinwyndham received a grant towards the Wyndham Writing Awards 2021 and sponsorship of the Arts Assist Local Encouragement Awards, which recognised outstanding local Wyndham writers. Borrow a copy of the anthology from your local Wyndham library or view the e-book online.
Proudly supported by Arts Assist.
🔗 Application forms: link in bio
📆 Applications close: 31 March 2022
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A great FREE online workshop for creatives who'd like to discover how social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok can be better used to share your creative work.
📆 Sunday 20 March 2022
⏰ 10am - 12noon
🔗 https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/working-your-social-media-james-pipino-and-will-murphy
Bookings essential.

Presented by Wyndham City Arts & Culture and Arts Assist
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