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Information for Artists

Our Shire is well known for the talent and diversity of its artists. Hepburn Shire Council works with artists, arts organisations, galleries and theatres to provide funding information, project development, networks and promotion

Each year Hepburn Shire Council supports a number of projects that reflect the best of the arts and culture of our region.

Exhibit your work at The Esmond Gallery in Clunes
Hepburn Shire will be relaunching The Esmond Gallery in Clunes in 2022. If you have queries about exhibiting call 5348 2306 or email

Arts and cultural events
Hepburn Shire has an impressive number of arts and cultural events. If you are interested in running an event more information can be found at our events page. If you wish to promote an upcoming exhibition, performance, project or cultural event contact

Opportunities for artists
Arts and Culture Grants of up to $2000 are offered as part of the Community and Sustainability Grants Program to assist projects within the Hepburn Shire. Program Guidelines and Application Forms are available from Customer Service.

A list of current opportunities including funding, competitions, employment and professional development for artists in our Shire is listed on Arts Atlas. Funding opportunities are also available through Regional Arts Victoria and Arts Victoria.

Find Artists in Hepburn Shire
Arts Atlas is a comprehensive guide to arts in the Ballarat and Central Highlands region and lists many of our artists.

Our Community and Cultural Development Officer is available to assist and advise artists (in all genres) and cultural organisations in developing and promoting their activities. Call 5348 2306 or email