Arts & Culture


NAIDOC Week 8-15 July 2018

Indigo Shire Council acknowledges our important indigenous community contribution and history. We have several sites which capture aboriginal heritage and are culturally significant throughout the Shire.

We encourage visitors to explore the rich indigenous stories these sites offer during the year and especially during NAIDOC week. These include Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, Yeddonba Aboriginal Heritage Site, Chiltern Athenaeum Museum and Burke

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Indigo Shire is fortunate to be home to a great number of practising artists. We are dedicated to supporting a vibrant calendar of cultural events including music, visual art, literature, community creations, film and public art.

Indigo Shire Council has an Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan that sets out a vision for a dynamic environment for the arts to thrive.

Groups & resources

From theatre groups to art groups the Shire embraces and nurtures the artistic and cultural needs of the community. Details of various groups can be found on our Community Directory.

Murray Arts

Indigo Shire Council is lucky to be supported by Murray Arts. Murray Arts offers great support for individuals and groups looking for funding their website is a great source of information for arts and cultural activities in area.

Beechworth Arts Council

Beechworth Arts Council is a community arts organisation committed to promoting, supporting and creating opportunities for artists and the community to participate in their chosen field of the arts.

Arts Rutherglen

Arts Rutherglen is a volunteer group founded upon a shared desire to foster the creation, presentation and enjoyment of the arts of our area.


Arts Yackandandah

Arts Yackandandah is a volunteer organisation which aims to provide a range of visual and performing arts experiences to the community of Yackandandah and surrounding districts.


Richard Walker has been commissioned to provide an artwork for the Civic Space in Yackandandah.
ACMI In the Regions captured stories about passionate locals, community spirit and what life is like in our towns.
From theatre groups to art groups the Shire embraces and nurtures the artistic and cultural needs of the community.

Last updated: 04 July 2018