Inner West Council

Arts, Culture, Participation

Council is committed to supporting and driving projects, developments and interventions that support and enhance the growth of a creative, artistic and culturally diverse community.

Ashfield is a place of unique, culturally enriched neighbourhoods where everyone matters, and community life is celebrated and enriched by its diverse population. Ashfield Council's strategic community plan, 'Ashfield 2023 - Our Place, Our Future' is underpinned by seven themes, with one being a creative and inclusive community.

Arts and Culture programs that are offered include:

  • Artist in Residence program
  • Public Art
  • Youth Theatre
  • Frolic in the Forecourt
  • Festival program

Each year Ashfield Council supports a varied program of arts in the local area.  Some of the activities that have been presented recently include music and dance performances in the Civic Centre forecourt, a concert and celebration for Lunar New Year, art workshops with the Artist in Residence, a Youth Theatre production and the installation of a public artwork in Ashfield Park.  To find out more about Council's current arts program, contact Anthia Hart on 9392 5758 or email