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Overton Creative Consulting is a multidisciplinary arts consultancy that specialises in the initiation and delivery of cultural policy/planning;cultural facilities development; and public art/placemaking projects.

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About

Overton Creative is an expert arts consultancy with over 28 years experience providing innovative, practical and viable solutions for a wide range of arts projects.
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Services

Overton Creative provides a range of consultancy skills from research, consultation and engagement to integrated planning and project management.The consultancy specialises in strategic cultural advice and project delivery to local government.
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Clients

Overton Creative works with clients across all levels of government, the private sector and not-for-profit sector delivering the right mix skills, experience and results to meet your project needs.
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Contact

Contact Overton Creative now to discuss you next project. No job too small!
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Broken Hill Cultural Plan Pop-up

Overton Creative (with the team from Cred Consulting) were in Broken Hill last month to talk to locals about what the future of culture is! – The Broken Hill Culture pop-up shop was the centre of the action hosting a week-long drop in, community workshops, the sharing of love letters and community conversations. The team went live on Broken Hill ABC Radio and 2DryFM to talk all things culture and arts in Broken Hill. It was amazing listening to the community’s stories, aspirations and ideas to help shape the cultural future of Broken Hill.

A draft of the Broken Hill Cultural Plan 2020-2041 will be available soon…

Big Win for Western Sydney Cultural Hub

Artists, start-up businesses and creative types are a step closer to calling the Parramatta North Heritage Precinct home following the announcement today that the NSW Government will establish a cultural and creative industries hub on the site.  The Western Sydney Business Chamber in October launched a discussion paper  (authored by Overton Creative) on how to breathe new life in the historical precinct.

The Chamber & Overton Creative, in consultation with local arts organisations, community members and UrbanGrowth NSW, developed a concept idea to open the heritage core to the creative industries, while still respecting and remembering the past. Today, the NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin announced that registrations of interest (ROI) were open to the community for their say in the precinct’s vision.  The ROI encourages cultural heritage and arts organisations, social enterprises and creative industries to come forward with their ideas. Submissions close in February 2019.

Arts & Sustainability

Looking at developing arts & sustainability and/or education projects?

Welcome Julie Overton as one of our new directors.

Julie joins the team to add experience to arts & sustainability projects, education and training, and publishing of new technologies such multi-touch books and documentaries.

Education & Environmental Sustainability

UK’s oldest arts centre 300 hundred years young

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On a recent trip to the UK during May 2017, I had the pleasure to meet with Mary Cloake, Chief Executive of Bluecoat – Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts.  The Bluecoat is a dynamic creative hub at the heart of Liverpool with not only a fascinating history but an exciting and diverse artistic program. Current events and exhibitions focus on the 300th anniversary of the Bluecoat celebrating its history, yet reinforcing an understanding of its importance as an arts centre which is central to Liverpool and the North West England. Check out: http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/

Bonnyrigg Artworks Unveiled

New work titled “Theoretical Probability” by artist Marian Abboud were unveiled by the Mayor of Fairfield, Frank Carbone on 3 March 2016.

The Bonnyrigg Public Art Project was managed and facilitated by Overton Creative,  and involved the artist working with the community to capture some distinguishing  designs that have been incorporated into four  distinctive blades in Bibby’s Place, Bonnyrigg.

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Congratulations National Theatre of Parramatta!

A new resident theatre company based at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta has been launched. The National Theatre of Parramatta aims to become a principal arts company contributing to the continued growth of Sydney’s west – the fastest growing region of Australia.

Overton Creative worked with Parramatta Council to secure considerable triennial funding for this new venture from Arts NSW, Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation.

The inaugural season will commence in April 2016. For more information  see nationaltheatreofparramatta.com.au

Good Integrated Business Planning = Funding Success

Arts NSW has recently announced  funding for arts and cultural organisations in NSW for 2016 onwards. This is first time the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Policy Framework, Create in NSW, has guided the distribution of these funds, requiring in most cases the presentation of  a 3 year business plan as a part of the application process.

Overton Creative has guided, facilitated and developed a number of these business plans for arts organisation across NSW over the past 6 -8 months. These new business plans have set the platform for a number of dynamic arts centres and galleries to receive considerable funding increases into the future. These include:

  • Bankstown Arts Centre ($100,000) – $70,000 increase (300%)
  • Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre ($300,000 over 3 years) – $50,000 per annum increase (100%)
  • Campbelltown Arts Centre ($1.35M over 3 years) – $210,000 per annum increase (88%)

Additionally, Overton Creative also supports other organisations in Western Sydney via representation on boards or advisory committees who have also had increases to their funding including:

  • Blacktown Arts Centre ($927,000 over 3 years)
  • And at a project level: Sacred Currents Inc. ($42,700): for Worlds Collide, a live multimedia performance of world dance music

Overton Creative congratulates these organisations on their funding successes!

Overton Creative explains how to use local government planning processes to develop your strategic plan.

Overton Creative Consulting was recently invited by M&G NSW to deliver a presentation at the Regional Public Galleries Strategic Planning Seminar held on 20 March 2015 at Art Gallery of NSW. The resources are available on the front page of the website. Video link vimeo.com/128238234

iBeacons – new possibilities

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iBeacons is a new technology which is set to revolutionise the way people interact with public spaces. The technology presents lots of exciting gameplay possibilities alongside augmenting and contextualising the traditional visitor experience to museums, galleries and public art.

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‘Habitart’ – Artist in Residence Program

 ‘Habitart’ – Artist in Residence Program at Beresford Road Public School, Greystanes  is now complete with a new artwork unveiled in the Primary Quad. The work is a collaboration between students and artist, Graham Chalcroft.

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